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Is intermittent fasting or calorie restriction better for weight loss?

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How do intermittent fasting and calorie restriction for weight loss compare? Westend61/Getty Images
  • A study has investigated how intermittent fasting compares with calorie restriction to reduce weight.
  • The results suggest that intermittent fasting is no better than calorie restriction for weight loss and is actually less effective in reducing body fat content.
  • The researchers say that including physical activity as part of an intermittent fasting diet could optimize weight loss.

Intermittent fasting is an umbrella term for diets that restrict food intake to certain time windows. These diets can include fasting for several hours, or even days,

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A Helpful Guide to All the Things You Shouldn’t Eat if You Want to Live Longer and Lose Weight

Here’s an Internet wormhole: Go to YouTube and search for food commercials from the era of your childhood. You will find, remarkably, that not only are they all there, but they’re also organized and curated into playlists that are a crash course – or dare I say, a crash diet – of horrific proportions.

For me, this exercise was a survey of the 70s and early 80s,

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10 Weight Loss Dinners That Actually Satisfy, Say Dietitians

When you’re trying to shed pounds, the smartest mealtime strategy you can adopt is eating foods that are going to fill you up. Needless to say, a plate of undressed salad simply isn’t going to cut it—but fortunately, we rounded up a bevy of dietitian-approved weight loss dinners that actually satisfy. Not only are they tasty enough to squash any craving, but they’re packed with all the nutrients your body needs for energy: protein, fiber, and healthy fats.

“Protein and fiber take longer to digest so you feel full longer, which translates to less snacking between meals, and thus, fewer

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