Study: Sorry, intermittent fasting is no better than regular dieting

Kate Bernot just a moment. 0 comments
Diets

Intermittent fasting is the hottest dieting trend since keto. (Bonus points if you’re keto and intermittently fasting. You can probably fly now!) The gist is that people attempt to lose weight by only eating between certain hours, or they restrict their eating on certain days of the week while allowing themselves to eat normally the rest of the time. That’s the “intermittent” part: Eat regularly most of the time, restrict your eating other times. Then there’s a subset of intermittent fasting known as the 5:2 diet, in which people eat regularly five days of the week and take in a very restricted number of calories on two days.

But while these diets have gained popularity, there have been only a few longitudinal studies on whether they actually lead to sustained weight loss. (U.S. News & World Report has a breakdown of past research into fasting diets.) Now there’s a new credible study to add to the mix: This 50-week study of 150 obese and overweight adults published in The American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition found that the 5:2 fasting diet was “equivalent but not superior to” conventional dieting in terms of weight loss and the prevention of metabolic diseases.

To conduct the study, researchers divided the 150 individuals into three groups: a control group that wasn’t asked to change their diets; a group that followed the 5:2 diet; and a group that followed a more conventional diet of continuously restricting their calorie intake by 20 percent. During the first few months of the experiment, a nutritionist monitored the participants to make sure they adhered to the diets; the next few months saw the participants monitor their own diets.

The findings were encouraging for both dieting groups, because they showed that conventional and fasting diets both do lead to weight reduction. However, the results could be considered a disappointment for those hoping that the fasting diet would be a superior option. Turns out the simplest advice is still generally correct: Eat fewer calories, and you’ll lose weight.

HighResolutionMusic.com - Download Hi-Res Songs

1 Alan Walker

On My Way flac

Alan Walker. 2019. Writer: Alan Walker;Sabrina Carpenter;Farruko.
2 CHVRCHES

Here With Me flac

CHVRCHES. 2019. Writer: Steve Mac;Martin Doherty;Marshmello;Lauren Mayberry;Iain Cook.
3 5 Seconds Of Summer

Who Do You Love flac

5 Seconds Of Summer. 2019. Writer: Andrew Taggart;Talay Riley;Oak;Sean Douglas;Luke Hemmings;Calum Hood;Ashton Irwin;Michael Clifford;Trevorious;Zaire Koalo.
4 Bonn

No Sleep flac

Bonn. 2019. Writer: Albin Nedler;Bonn;Martin Garrix.
5 Katy Perry

365 flac

Katy Perry. 2019. Writer: Zedd;Katy Perry;Caroline Ailin;Corey Sanders;Daniel Davidsen;Cutfather;Peter Wallevik.
6 Avril Lavigne

Crush flac

Avril Lavigne. 2019. Writer: Johan Carlsson;Avril Lavigne;Zane Carney.
7 Alan Walker

Are You Lonely flac

Alan Walker. 2019.
8 Brooks

Better When You're Gone flac

Brooks. 2019. Writer: David Guetta;Emma Lov Block;Ido Zmishlany;Jackson Foote;Jeremy Dussolliet;Brooks.
9 Jonas Brothers

Sucker flac

Jonas Brothers. 2019. Writer: Kevin Jonas;Joe Jonas;Nick Jonas;Ryan Tedder;Louis Bell;Frank Dukes.
10 DEAMN

Happy flac

DEAMN. 2019.
11 Ariana Grande

Bloodline flac

Ariana Grande. 2019. Writer: ILYA;Max Martin;Savan Kotecha;Ariana Grande.
12 Ariana Grande

Imagine flac

Ariana Grande. 2019. Writer: JProof;Priscilla Renea;Happy Perez;Andrew "Pop" Wansel;Ariana Grande.
13 Ariana Grande

NASA flac

Ariana Grande. 2019. Writer: Ariana Grande;Scootie;Tayla Parx;TBHits;Victoria Monét.
14 IZ*ONE

Rise flac

IZ*ONE. 2019.
15 Dzeko

Halfway There flac

Dzeko. 2019.
16 Ellie Goulding

Flux flac

Ellie Goulding. 2019. Writer: Joe Kearns;Jim Eliot;Ellie Goulding.
17 Tiffany Young

Born Again flac

Tiffany Young. 2019. Writer: Fiction;Satica;Tiffany Young.
18 Ava Max

So Am I flac

Ava Max. 2019. Writer: Cirkut;Ava Max.
19 P!nk

Walk Me Home flac

P!nk. 2019. Writer: P!nk;Scott Harris;Nate Ruess.
20 Dido

Hurricanes flac

Dido. 2019. Writer: Dido;Rick Nowels;Rollo Armstrong.

Suggested posts

Other Kate Bernot's posts

Language