Fasting diet ‘key to weight-loss’, Nobel Prize-winning study shows
Eating within a 12-hour period and fasting for 12 hours could be the answer to shedding kilos and regulating metabolism, a new study has found.
The research published in the United States* found our body’s cells house biological clocks which follow an innate circadian rhythm, dictating when we sleep and wake.
When the body is in tune with the natural 24-hour circadian rhythm, it’s claimed kilojoules can be burned more effectively.
“What the current science indicates is that what you eat, how much and when you eat are important factors for weight loss and weight management. It may hold to the key to answering why so many people have trouble losing weight,” Jenny Craig nutritionist Megan Alsford said in a statement.
“Australian’s current eating habits show that too many of us are living a chaotic 24/7 grab and go lifestyle that causes our body clocks to become dysfunctional.”
Of the 1000 Aussies polled, 85 percent were found to be eating and drinking outside the recommended 12-hour period.
Weight loss company Jenny Craig has now fashioned the research into a new ‘Rapid Results’ plan, which divides customer’s day into two, 12-hour segments; a nourishment period and ‘rejuvenation’, or fasting, period.
Melbourne man Kevin Carey has followed the plan, and has lost more than six kilograms in four weeks. He claims he has been able to avoid knee surgery as a result.
“I needed to lose weight, and I can’t believe how effective it is,” Mr Carey said.
*International Journal of Obesity and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States
© Nine Digital Pty Ltd 2018