Intermittent Fasting has quickly become one of the most well-known and widespread forms of dieting around. By eating normally between 10 AM to 6 PM, weight loss results are promised in a matter of 12 weeks if following the regime properly. the 5:2 diet is a popular diet plan which falls under the category of Intermittent Fasting. The 16:8 diet is another form which researchers say could provide an easier and more bearable form of Intermittent Fasting for those looking to participate.
The most popular Intermittent diet plan is the 5:2 diet. The 5:2 works by promoting regular and everyday eating habits, although healthier foods, for 5 days of the week and fast for the remaining 2 days. In a recent study conducted by researchers, they look at a close cousin of the ever popular 5:2 diet dubbed the 16:8 diet plan which is also another variation of Intermittent Fasting, albeit being an easier one according to the researchers and their observations.
Under the 16:8 diet plan, participants eat anything they choose anywhere between 10 AM and 6 PM and resume fasting for the remaining 16 hours of the day. Researchers think that the 16:8 diet plan might be easier or more bearable as opposed to the 5:2 diet for those that want to participate.
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Research and study into the 16:8 diet was conducted over a period of 12 weeks. Results were revealed in which participants of the study and diet lost about 3% of body weight and consumed about 340-350 fewer calories a day. Participants in the trial ate anything they wanted from 10 AM to 6 PM while sticking to water and drinks with no calories until 10 AM the next day. Conclusions included that intermittent fasting, when done properly, aids in weight loss as well as keeping blood pressure down.