One of the first studies into the effects of a 16:8 fasting diet on obese subjects has found it is effective in helping lose weight.
Published in the Journal of Nutrition and Healthy Aging, new research from the University of Illinois at Chicago has examined a form of time-restricted eating known as the 16:8 diet and the small study has found it could indeed be an effective form of weight loss. This 16:8 method is essentially what we use in our WinFit Body Shaping System.
The subjects in the study were not given controlled diets but rather told to continue eating as normal but to limit their food intake to between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm. After 12 weeks the results interestingly showed that the 16:8 group seemed to instinctively have reduced their overall daily caloric intake by about 300 calories. Their overall body weight had also dropped by around three percent, compared to the historical control group.
More research is needed, but the preliminary evidence is certainly promising.
We have always promoted our WinFit Body Shaping system as a healthy way to reduce body fat, increase muscle tone and enhance overall wellness. Now here is more scientific evidence as to why intermittent fasting is good for everyone.