I’ve been writing about the benefits of Intermittent Fasting on this blog for quite some time now. I even did a post called ” Intermittent Fasting Resources” where I showed everyone all the research I did on the subject and how I came to the conclusion that fasting is a great way to improve your health and lose weight.
However, I have been getting so many e-mails and questions about fasting that I wanted to take it a little further and back up everything that I have been saying with a list of studies. I expanded my research and found a number of studies about fasting from Pubmed which is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 19 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals and a number of other journals.
After reviewing all the studies, I’m even more convinced that intermittent fasting is one of the best ways to control your weight and improve your health. If you want to learn how fasting to lose weight works, I recommend you try the Eat Stop Eating program. It will teach you the right way to incorporate fasting into your life without being hungry.
10 Studies on Intermittent Fasting
- Intermittent food deprivation improves cardiovascular and neuroendocrine responses to stress in rats.
- Beneficial effects of intermittent fasting and caloric restriction on the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems.
- Impact of Reduced Meal Frequency Without Caloric Restriction on Glucose Regulation in Healthy, Normal Weight Middle-Aged Men and Women
- Intermittent fasting dissociates beneficial effects of dietary restriction on glucose metabolism and neuronal resistance to injury from calorie intake.
- Alternate Day Calorie Restriction Improves Clinical Findings and Reduces Markers of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Overweight Adults with Moderate Asthma
- Eating, exercise, and “thrifty” genotypes: connecting the dots toward an evolutionary understanding of modern chronic diseases
- Influence of the feeding frequency on nutrient utilization in man: consequences for energy metabolism
If you’re on the fence about trying Intermittent fasting I hope these studies help you make your mind up. I know fasting is not for everyone but it has helped me and number of my personal training clients control our weight and improve our health. The exact program I recommend you try is called Eat Stop Eating. I think it’s the best weight loss program on the market.
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Best – Mike Cola