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Intermittent fasting: consuming fewer calories but in a different way.

Presented By
Prof. Krista Varady, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
Conference
EASD 2020
Intermittent fasting has become quite common in recent years. What is it and how is it done? Does it really lead to weight loss? A quick insight into intermittent fasting was given at EASD 2020 by Prof. Krista Varady (University of Illinois, Chicago, USA). Intermittent fasting is an umbrella term for 3 types of dieting. First, there is alternate day fasting where 1 day you restrict your consumption to about 500 kcal and the next you eat normally. Second is the 5:2 diet, which means 1 or 2 days of fasting followed by 6 or 5 days of normal eating. On fast days, only about 50 kcal are allowed. The third type of intermittent fasting involves eating only during a certain time period each day, usually a 4- to 10-hour window. During that time, people can eat whatever they like, but outside the window, they only consume water or zero-calorie drinks. Tests of the alternate day fasting regimen resulted in a 10-15 pound weight loss in 3 months. The time-restricted ea...


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