So what is better - low carb dieting or intermittent fasting?

Posted by Scratch | October 4, 2019

A new article on Medical Daily breaks down the differences, pros and cons, of low carb dieting versus intermittent fasting. The article claims that fasting and low carb dieting are each effective depending on what you want to do.

For me, it is obvious what I want to do: Loose weight. Other reasons the article cites include managing diabetes, food cravings, even preventing seizures.

Carb restriction, the article explains, mainly helps reduce calories, while fasting limits meal consumption during the day. However, a low-carb diet may have an advantage over fasting when people try to follow this approach for fat loss.

Intermittent fasting can be highly restrictive and hard to follow, according to the article, with some people failing to manage their hunger and leading to more food consumption. Meanwhile, low-carb diet allows followers to eat any food as long as it meets their daily nutritional requirements.

For my dollar, I find intermittent fasting easier to do because you no food is really off limits. I have said this previously that of the three factors that really contribute to a healthy diet, which are frequency of eating, amount of eating, and quality of eating, that the easiest one to get back under control if you are overweight is frequency of eating. At least that has been my experience.

From there, I think amount of food comes next—count calories. Finally, eating healthy foods then puts it all together and you my friend have a healthy diet.


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