The first study to look at 16:8 intermittent fasting benefits on weight loss for obese individuals has uncovered some exciting results.
Intermittent fasting—only eating within a certain window of time each day—has been used in the natural health community for some time now and is a common practice among our Keto Zone members. This new pilot study further demonstrates the power of intermittent fasting for weight loss.
The study involved 23 volunteers with :
They also did not use medications to lower weight, glucose, or lipids, and had maintaining the same weight for at least three months.
For 12 weeks, the study volunteers followed a 16:8 diet of intermittent fasting:
The researchers then compared the dieters’ results of this 12-week with a matched control group from a former weight loss trial looking at a different type of fasting.
Comparing the results of the two fasting groups, researchers found the intermittent fasting group:
The researchers also measured things like cholesterol, insulin resistance, cholesterol, and belly fat mass. These were similar to the control group.
According to Krista Varady, corresponding study author and associate professor of kinesiology and nutrition in the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences, these results from 16:8 fasting match up with former research on alternate day fasting.
Alternate day fasting usually involves fasting for one day, then eating what you want the next day.
These results are an exciting scientific look at 16:8 intermittent fasting benefits, especially for obese individuals who struggle to lose the weight or keep it off.
Not only can intermittent fasting help with weight loss, it can help improve many factors of metabolic health, including the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Research shows even a small amount of weight loss like what the subjects experienced through 16:8 fasting can improve metabolic health .
As you read above, the study participants were allowed to eat any type of food they wanted during the “feeding” period. Imagine how much more amazing their results would have been with optimal nutrition during that time!
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