Intermittent fasting benefits reported on The Today Show

Fasting

When I hear that something I do is reported on mainstream network TV I give a little shudder. The level of depth network news gives to reporting, especially science reporting, is sooo piss poor that I fear they will misinform the public.

I don’t see a reason to have the eating window be from 8am to 2pm. That just seems a little unrealistic in how we live our daily lives. For me, I found that it doesn’t matter when I eat. I generally eat what ever I want between 4pm and 10pm. Listen to what your body is telling you.

A form of intermittent fasting that requires people to eat all of their meals earlier in the day appears to be a “powerful strategy” for reducing hunger and losing weight, a new study has confirmed.

It does so by curbing appetite rather than burning more calories, researchers reported Wednesday in the journal Obesity. A longer fasting period also prompted obese people to dip into their fat reserves, leading them to burn more fat, said Courtney Peterson, the lead author and an assistant professor of nutrition sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The Today Show

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