A new study shows intermittent fasting may help reduce hunger and promote weight loss. The typical American mealtimes occur during a 12-hour window, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Intermittent fasting is a strategy of limiting down the amount of hours spent eating, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This small study compared two groups who ate the same amount of calories but one group stayed on the typical American eating schedule (from 8am to 8pm), and the other group ate within the intermittent fasting schedule (from 8am to 2pm).
Those who fasted 18 hours (from 2 p.m. to 8 a.m.) had lower levels of ghrelin and higher levels of peptide (they were more satiated and less hungry) and lost weight.
Those practicing intermittent fasting, even though they ate the same amount of calories as the non fasters, also had better metabolic flexibility. You can read more details on the study here.
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