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Great info graphic from @jorntrommelen I’m sorry @drericberg @drjasonfung you can try to swindle as many people as you want with junk science and hand waving, but the REAL scientists know what’s up 🖕🏻
Fasting is not magic. It does not produce more fat loss than normal caloric restriction when calories are equated and it may be less optimal for retention of lean body mass and control of hunger (depending upon which study you look at) 🤷🏼♂️
That does not mean however, that intermittent fasting doesn’t have a place in your fat loss program perhaps. If you personally find that it’s easier to create a calorie deficit by fasting for a certain period of time, then that is a completely reasonable way to lose weight and doesn’t appear to have a disadvantage for fat loss. It is not however, magic. It does not produce a metabolic advantage against calorie equated non-fasting caloric restriction.
Some evidence suggests it may have other health benefits beyond those of caloric restriction, but those have not been elucidated, and there is no hard evidence to back up those claims. For example, many people like to say that intermittent fasting increases autophagy. But autophagy is increased by normal calorie restriction as well. What we don’t know is whether or not intermittent fasting produces greater increases in autophagy. Even if it did, the overwhelming vast majority of health benefits from any kind of diet are simply due to the weight loss alone. There are multiple examples in the literature of people losing weight on high carb, high sugar diet and still significantly improving their markers of health. This effect is much more powerful than any small difference in the way that you create caloric restriction. 🤷🏼♂️
Thus, the best diet for you, is most likely the diet that you can adhere to in the long term. If intermittent fasting fits that bill, then knock yourself out. But don’t force yourself to fast if you hate it and you feel more hungry, and you find it more difficult to stick to, simply because you think you’re getting some kind of magical health benefit, because it’s likely you’re not. - 10 minutes ago