Does it Matter When You Eat or What You Eat?

Adam’s Journal: Intermittent fasting, a weight loss technique that requires people to eat on a specific schedule, has gained popularity recently. Does this diet really work?

Dr. McEver Prescribes: The buzz around intermittent fasting may be new, but the practice of periodically restricting eating dates to Ancient Greece. Increasingly, evidence has shown that its enthusiasts often lose weight, but timing appears not to be the primary cause.

In 2020, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, studied time-restricted eating in 116 adults for 12 weeks. Control group participants ate three meals per day with snacks, while the time-restricted group could eat anything they wanted between noon and 8 p.m. At the end of the study, both groups lost about the same amount of weight.

Excerpted from The Oklahoman

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