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Intermittent Fasting Not More Effective for Weight Loss

In recent years, intermittent fasting has caught on as a legit weight loss strategy. People on this type of diet set several significant blocks of time during a week in which they refrain from any caloric intake. We’ve written about this in the past, and advised of the difficulty of maintaining this lifestyle for prolonged periods of time.

A recent study compared a fasting diet to a standard reduced calorie diet and found that they are comparable in results (pounds lost). A group of healthy obese adults was divided into 3 groups: standard weight loss diet, intermittent fasting diet, and control with no weight loss diet. The 2 groups lost similar amounts of weight over 6 months. However, a larger percentage of dieters quit the fasting diet compared to those on a regular diet.

Have you tried a fasting diet? What has your experience been?