HomeHealthDiet 5: 2, leangains method, fasting on alternate days … What is the best type of intermittent fasting to lose weight?
Diet 5: 2, leangains method, fasting on alternate days … What is the best type of intermittent fasting to lose weight?
August 6, 2020
He intermittent fasting keeps on giving. Since this system of organizing our food intake became fashionable a couple of years ago new versions have not stopped coming out (The 5: 2 diet, fasting every other day …) and with so much variety we no longer know which one to take. Are they all equally effective? Does fasting mean we can't eat anything at all? And what interests us most… Do all of its aspects have the same ability to make us lose weight?We have looked at what science says about the most common intermittent fasting options and this is our verdict …
The 5: 2 diet: it helps you lose weight, but …
It is the type of fasting that is best known and that you will find the most books in bookstores. It consists of fasting two days a week (in which only 500 calories are ingested if you are a woman and 600 if you are a man) and eating normally the other five days (And by normal we understand healthy, nothing to fall into nutritional vices and various excesses).
What does science say about this type of fast? Well helps stabilize cholesterol and blood sugar levels better than other diets. And yes, if we are constant in its application it serves to lose weight, but once its results have been analyzed and compared to any other low-calorie diet in use … the same weight loss is achieved in the same time. A study that followed 107 women who were overweight found that drastically restricting calories two days a week achieved very similar results to spreading that calorie restriction throughout the week.