Calorie restriction rather than fasting.


A team from the New England Journal of Medicine in the Southern Medical College of China found that the diet effect of “night fasting”, in which nothing is eaten from the evening to the next morning, is unlikely to be greater than calorie restriction. Announced in.

Obese people who limit the calories in their daily diet were divided into two groups, and only one of them continued to fast to investigate the additional effect for one year.

Fasting reduced average weight, but no statistical difference was seen.

“The main factor in weight loss is calorie restriction. It’s important to limit calories when you fast,” said the medical college team.Calorie Restriction with or without Time-Restricted Eating in Weight Loss | NEJM

The team conducted a clinical study with about 140 people living in Guangdong, China.

The average age at the start was 32 years old.

Dividing your weight by the square of your height gives you the anthropometric index.

The result of that number was around 31.

The average weight was 88 kilograms.

We instructed all participants to limit their daily calorie intake to 1500-1800 kcal for men and 1200-1500 kcal for women.

This is a 25% reduction level compared to usual.

As for the contents of the meal, he recorded the daily meals while referring to the recommended recipes, and the team staff made regular interviews to make it a habit.

As a result, one of the two groups focused only on calorie restriction.

One group lent a fast until 8 am the next morning. I ate only during the day and spent the night without eating anything other than water.

118 out of 140 people were able to continue this kind of life.

The average weight decreased by 6.3 kg in the calorie-restricted group and by 8 kg in the fasted group.

Statistical analysis did not seem to be an additional effect of fasting.

All groups improved their abdominal circumference, body fat, blood pressure, etc., and seemed to have succeeded in dieting …