When I came across new research involving time-restricted eating, a weight loss approach that involves eating for fewer hours per day as opposed to eating less, I was intrigued by findings. They suggest you can make your body burn more fat and shed pounds without reducing the amount of food you eat. Like magic !
So when I put on a little weight over the holidays and my pants began to feel snug, I was tempted to try time-restricted eating — even though I had some reservations. The most effective way to do “intermittent fasting” involves squeezing all your meals into a six- to eight-hour time period, ideally early in the morning, and fasting the rest of the day and night. Unless you sleep most of the rest of the day, this means you have to fast for the bulk of your waking hours, and I really like to eat. I didn’t see how this plan could be carried out IRL without the kind of misery that dooms every other diet.
So I spoke to Courtney Peterson, PhD, an assistant nutrition science professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has led many of the latest studies on time-restricted eating, and she spoke to my concerns.
Original Article : How I Lost 4 Pounds in 2 Weeks Without Eating Less
By: Elizabeth Narins