The weight loss niche is overflowing with fads. Many of these diets turn out to be duds, and they only allow you to drop a few pounds— only to gain everything back once the glitz and glamour of the fad diet wear off. So is there really a solution to all of this weight loss nonsense? The answer may be as simple as the passing of time.

Your Eating Schedule Can Help Trim And Tone

It’s no shock that overeating, especially all hours of the night, can do a number on your waistline.

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Messing with your metabolism by eating sporadically can equal weight loss-sabotage. Want to gain control? A rising diet trend may be your answer to shedding those last unwanted pounds.

Fasting Has Taken A Hold Of The Dieting Sector

If you haven’t yet heard of the phrase intermittent fasting, it’s time to dive into a little research. The term loosely refers to only consuming meals within a certain period of time throughout the day, and then fasting the remainder of the day.

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There are a few different ways to adapt this feeding lifestyle. Alternate-day fasting requires you to consume up to 25% of your caloric intake on alternating days. You would eat normally on days you aren’t restricting your calorie intake. Time-restricted feeding may be an easier way to assimilate into the IF way of life. It requires you to block off time during the day when you can eat—let’s say for example, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.—and you fast the remainder of the day.

The Proof Is In The Science

Scientific studies have been diving into this topic, and researchers have claimed that the benefits of intermittent fasting are plentiful.

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Researchers have claimed IF aids in weight loss, regulating metabolism, improving insulin resistance, slowing down the aging process, and even preventing cancer. It is important to remember that weight loss is an individual journey, and not all plans will work for you. Even so, intermittent fasting is definitely worth a try. Otherwise, the health world wouldn’t be buzzing.