Is Intermittent Fasting the Best Diet for Overweight Women?

There are a handful of trendy, reputable, diets people follow and see positive results on, including keto, Paleo, Whole30, and intermittent fasting. Now, a recent study published in the journal Obesity found that intermittent fasting is an effective way for women who are overweight and obese to drop excess weight. Technically, IF is not a diet that instructs you on what to eat, but rather an eating plan that tells you when to eat, and it involves committing to a cycle of eating and fasting within a set amount of time. See the difference? This study showed that women not only lost weight, but they improved their overall health as well.

Who participated in the study?

A total of 88 women between the ages of 35 and 70 participated in this study, conducted by researchers at the University of Adelaide in South Australia. Each had a BMI that fell within the 25-40 range (overweight to morbidly obese) and followed a typical Australian diet consisting of 35 percent fat, 15 percent protein, and 50 percent carbohydrate.

Excerpted from Eat This, Not That!

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