Two-Day Fast Outperforms One-Day: Study

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Key Finding: According to a new study published in The Nutrition Journal, fasting two days per week is more effective for weight loss than fasting just one day per week, even with the same energy intake and expenditure. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Did you know that fasting for two days a week can help you lose weight even more effectively than fasting for just one day? ๐Ÿ˜ณ Yes! A study published in The Nutrition Journal has got us rethinking our weight loss strategies! ๐Ÿ“š

Researchers compared two groups of overweight people following an intermittent fasting (IF) plan with protein pacing (P; 4โ€“5 meals/day evenly spaced,โ€‰~โ€‰30% protein/day). One group fasted for a single day per week (IF1-P), while the other group fasted for two consecutive days per week (IF2-P) ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ. After 4 weeks, guess what? Both groups lost weight, reduced waist circumference, improved body composition, and experienced better cardio metabolic health! ๐ŸŽ‰

But wait, there’s more! ๐Ÿคฏ The group that fasted for two days per week (IF2-P) had a 29% greater reduction in body weight and a whopping 38% greater reduction in waist circumference compared to the one-day per week fasting group (IF1-P) ๐Ÿ“‰. And you know what’s even more surprising? These results were achieved despite similar weekly energy intake and expenditure! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

So, if you’re looking to shed those extra pounds, maybe it’s time to consider IF2-P for better results. As a weight loss coach, I’m definitely intrigued by these findings, and I think it’s worth a shot! ๐Ÿ’ช

Now, what’s your take on fasting two days a week? Are you ready to embrace the challenge, or do you have another go-to weight loss strategy? Let’s get the conversation going in the comments! ๐Ÿ’ฌ

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Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Chowdhury is a weight loss coach with 3+ years of experience. He holds a Bachelorโ€™s and Masterโ€™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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