Kind of a silly question, but I think it has merit. Recently I started going to the gym and doing my workouts in the morning (9ish). Anyway, a friend of mine said that you burn more calories on an empty stomach than you would eating breakfast, waiting a bit, and then going to workout. So far I have been working out and then coming home and eating. I want to burn optimal calories but I'm finding it increasingly difficult to give it my all on an empty stomach. I guess I was wondering if it really makes all the difference to wait, and if so, is there a way to get rid of the empty stomach feeling? Could I just eat an apple or something light and still maintain the benefits?