The start of a New Year always means the start of something else. It’s the unofficial kickoff of diet season.
Every year without fail, we go straight from “March of the Wooden Soldiers” into “Parade of the Daffy Diets.” As just about every kooky idea for weight loss hits the airwaves.
Some are trendy. Others are dumb. And the worse of the lot are downright dangerous.
Some are all of the above.
But if you’re serious about losing weight, there’s one diet definitely worth checking out. Intermittent fasting has gotten a ton of attention over the past year, or so for a good reason.
Because while this plan IS trendy, it ISN’T dumb or dangerous.
And new research reveals how this easy-to-follow diet could actually help deliver what all those other plans can’t. And that is REAL and LASTING weight loss.
The FASTING secret to FASTER weight loss
You’ve probably heard a lot about brutal fasting diets. But intermittent fasting is a little different.
It’s NOT a fast in the traditional sense. You don’t go days without eating. In fact, you don’t even go a single day without food.
You can eat… a lot.
And here’s the most tantalizing thing about it. You don’t have to radically change WHAT you eat. And you don’t even have to cut way back on HOW MUCH you eat.
The only thing that changes when you are intermittent fasting is WHEN you eat it.
That’s the “intermittent” part of this eating plan. You’re only on a fast for part of each day. And for most of that fasting time, you’re asleep.
So, in general, the only real sacrifice is you start eating a little later in the morning than usual. And then you stop eating a little earlier than usual.
Intermittent fasting delivers BIG TIME benefits
If you can “fast” for 14 hours a day and limit your food intake to a 10-hour window – say, for example, 9 or 10 a.m. until 7 or 8 p.m. – you can expect to see slow and steady weight loss with intermittent fasting . And other big-time benefits will come along for the ride.
The new study of overweight and obese women finds that over three months, this plan led to:
- 3 percent loss of body weight (about 7 pounds)
- 3 percent drop in body fat
- 4 percent reduction in waist circumference
- 3 percent drop in BMI
- 11 percent plunge in total cholesterol
- 11 percent dip in LDL cholesterol
- 4 percent drop in systolic (“top number”) blood pressure
- 8 percent drop in diastolic blood pressure
They also had better blood sugar control. And about 70 percent of the women in the study who followed the intermittent fasting plan said they slept better, too.
More importantly, many of the dieters said the plan was a whole lot easier to follow than the usual routines, such as calorie-counting.
They loved it so much that more than half kept up the diet – either full-time or part of the time – even after the study ended.
Want to get even BETTER results?
Along with following a time-restricted diet plan that limits your food to a 10-hour window each day, make an effort to eat better, specifically by eliminating processed foods and sticking to fresh stuff. Plus, follow my favorite lower-carb eating plan.
You’ll not only lose more weight and do it even faster. You’ll also enjoy better overall health too.
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