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Intermittent Fasting & Time-Restricted Feeding

From the Show: HER
Summary: You may not have to give up foods you love in order to lose weight.
Air Date: 1/25/18
Duration: 30:05
Host: Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Krista A. Varady, PhD
Dr. Krista VaradyKrista Varady, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Nutrition at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Her research focuses on the efficacy of intermittent fasting for weight loss, weight maintenance, and metabolic disease risk reduction in obese adults. Her work is funded by the NIH, American Heart Association, International Life Sciences Institute, and the University of Illinois.

She has published over 50 publications on this topic, and is also the author of a book for the general public, entitled The Every Other Day Diet.
Intermittent Fasting & Time-Restricted Feeding
Intermittent fasting (IF) and time restricted feeding (TRF) could revolutionize your weight loss.

Intermittent fasting is a period of not eating, followed by a period of fasting. Fasting days have limited feeding, perhaps as few as 500 calories on those days. Feast days don’t have calorie or food-type limits. One IF plan has fasting every other day. Another has two fasting days per week.

Time restricted feeding limits the timing of your food intake. Your eating window lasts about eight hours each day. You consume all of your food within that window and drink water the rest of the day.

With alternate day fasting, you have one fasting day alternating with one feasting day. You can have your 500 calories in one meal or spread it out over the fasting day. People enjoy this because there is a break from dieting every other day. There’s no need to totally change the pantry.

Listen as Dr. Krista Varady joins Dr. Pamela Peeke to share how fasting and feasting may help you lose weight.

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