Intermittent fasting: Only eating between 7am and 3pm helps people with obesity lose weight


Intermittent fasting led to a group of people with obesity losing 7.6 kilograms in 14 weeks when combined with them receiving advice on reducing their calorie intake, compared with 3.9 kilograms among those who only received the advice


30 January 2023

Previous studies have produced mixed results on the weight-loss benefits of fasting

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Eating all meals between 7am and 3pm at least five days per week can drive weight loss while lifting a person’s mood and energy levels, according to a study in people who are obese.

Intermittent fasting is an increasingly popular weight-loss tool. One example is the 16:8 diet, which involves eating within an 8-hour window and fasting for the remaining 16 hours of the day.

To test how well the 16:8 approach works, Courtney Peterson …

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