Alternate-day fasting offered no advantage over reduced-calorie diets in weight loss.
The obesity epidemic has spawned many novel approaches to weight loss. One such increasingly popular approach today is alternate-day fasting. A randomized clinical trial of 100 obese, but healthy individuals, divided the participants into alternate-day fasting, daily caloric restriction, and a control group. At the end of one year weight loss in both treatment groups was about 5%, while the control group had a slight weight gain.
PositiveTip: When it comes to weight loss, the bottom-line is to reduce energy intake and increase output via physical activity.