Alternate Day Fasting is the Best Intermittent Fasting Method: Study

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Key Finding: According to a new study, among all intermittent fasting (IF) methods, alternate day fasting (ADF) might be the most effective fasting method for weight loss! πŸ₯‡πŸ˜²

Did you know that alternate day fasting (ADF) might be more effective than other types of fasting for weight loss? 😲 Yes! A recent meta-analysis published in the Obesity Society Journal compared the effectiveness of different intermittent fasting (IF) regimens and traditional caloric energy restriction (CER) on weight loss in the general population.

Researchers analyzed 24 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) involving 1,768 participants from 2011 to June 2021. They looked at three popular IF methods: alternate day fasting (ADF), the 5:2 diet, and time-restricted eating (TRE). The results? ADF came out on top, followed by CER and TRE. πŸ₯‡

But here’s the deal: the study found that all IF methods were just as effective as CER in shedding those extra pounds. That’s right, folks! πŸŽ‰ Intermittent fasting (IF) is a promising alternative to traditional dieting. Plus, compliance rates were pretty high (>80%) for trials shorter than 3 months. 😊

As a weight loss coach, I think it’s great to have options when it comes to slimming down. πŸ™Œ The best part? You can choose the method that works best for you and your lifestyle. Just remember that more research with longer durations is needed to draw solid conclusions. 🧐

So, are you ready to give alternate day fasting a try? Or have you already had success with another IF method? Let’s chat in the comments! πŸ’¬ And don’t forget to share your favorite fasting hacks and tips! πŸš€

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Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Chowdhury is a weight loss coach with 3+ years of experience. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry from The Burdwan University, India. He also completed the "Lose Weight and Keep It Off" certificate course from Harvard Medical School, US. Abdur believes in the power of home-cooked meals and weight training to stay healthy and fit.

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