In a blow to the latest dietary darling, a recent study found that people who practiced time-restricted eating (also known as intermittent fasting) didn’t experience any significant weight loss compared to a control group. The paper undermines one of the most popular and seemingly simplest diet and optimization fads of the past decade — eat whatever you want during a specific time window, and you’ll lose weight, achieve mental clarity, and simplify your life.
“It seemed like the ideal intervention,” says Ethan Weiss, MD, lead author of the new study and an associate professor at the University of California, San…
I’ll admit it: The hype over intermittent fasting intoxicated me. As a consumer of all things health and performance, I could not resist the urge to give it a go.
My parents gifted me wonderful genes. I’ve never been overweight in my 48 years. My physicals have only once turned up anything alarming — and that turned out to be a false alarm. So, what was I hoping to gain?
Having kids later in life encouraged me to do everything in my power to stay healthy. And despite my lucky streak of health, I was feeling the effects of getting…
No topic in the health sciences is more fundamental or more poorly understood than nutrition. How and what we eat now causes more disease and death than any other health risk factor. About half of all American adults have one or more preventable, diet-related chronic diseases.
Our norm of three meals a day with snacks between is antithetical to our biology. Recent research suggests a new paradigm with remarkable effects on aging, disease, and weight control.
It’s about time.
Caloric restriction (CR), a dramatic reduction in caloric intake without malnutrition, has been shown to not only reduce weight but prolong…
In December, on the day after Christmas, an entire segment of Good Morning America was devoted to intermittent fasting.
Pioneers of human longevity science have long embraced the eating pattern, which they sometimes refer to as caloric restriction. Ingest less food, they say, and the body shuts down a crucial pathway for regulating cellular metabolism, putting cells into repair mode. The thinking is that humans age less quickly while cells are shoring up their defenses instead of growing and dividing.
As I write this, I’ve been fasting for the past 15.5 hours. And — a statement that would have shocked me just a month ago — I’m not really that hungry.
For the past three weeks, I’ve been practicing intermittent fasting, a style of eating that divides each day into two simple windows: one where you may be eating and one where you don’t. One of the latest trendy diets of the past few years, intermittent fasting may be better described as time-restricted eating rather than a diet. …