Intermittent Fasting Can Be as Effective as Calorie Counting, Study Finds

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Intermittent Fasting , Can Be as Effective
as Calorie Counting, , Study Finds.
The study was published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.
It tracked the weight loss progress of 77 obese people spilt into three different groups: calorie counters, intermittent fasters and a control group with no lifestyle changes.
What we’re showing is that people don’t have to do these complicated calorie counting diets, where people are always logging stuff into MyFitnessPal on their phone, Krista Varady, University of Illinois, Chicago,
via NBC News.
Instead of counting calories, they could just count time, Krista Varady, University of Illinois, Chicago,
via NBC News.
According to researchers
not involved with the study, .
... it is "the longest and best test we have of calorie counting versus intermittent fasting.".
[Time-restricted eating may offer] a simpler rule people can follow, and it’s producing the same weight loss effect as counting calories, so in my book, that’s actually a big victory, Courtney Peterson, University of Alabama at Birmingham, via NBC News.
Other researchers were
more skeptical of the findings, .
... pointing out that intermittent fasting leads to weight loss when other conditions are applied to lifestyle.
Based on the results of the study, you wouldn’t just tell a patient, 'Try time-restricted eating on your own without behavioral support.', Dr. Adam Gilden, University of Colorado School of Medicine, via NBC News.
The registered dietitian support likely influenced dietary choices of persons within their 8-hour eating window, Study Editorial, via NBC News.
There’s nothing sort of magical about, 'I’m only going to eat for these eight hours per day.', Dr. Adam Gilden, University of Colorado School of Medicine, via NBC News.
The person doing that strategy still has to pay attention to what types of foods they’re eating and the portions and the amounts, Dr. Adam Gilden, University of Colorado School of Medicine, via NBC News

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