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Women limiting calories to 650 per day, two days a week lost an average of 14.1 lbs in 6 months
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Women who restricted their calories to only 650 calories per day for two days per week lost an average of 14.1 pounds in 6 months compared a weight loss of 12.3 lbs for women who were assigned to eat a diet limited to 1500 calories per day according to a new study from the University Hospital of South Manchester in Manchester, England.
Subjects: 107 overweight or obese women
The study involved 107 overweight or obese premenopausal women with an average body mass index of 30.6.
Conclusion: Intermittent Restriction is as effective as Continuous Restriction
“Intermittent energy restriction is as effective as continuous energy restriction with regard to weight loss, insulin sensitivity and other health biomarkers, and may be offered as an alternative equivalent to CER for weight loss and reducing disease risk,” the authors of the study concluded.
Harvie M, Pegington M, Mattson M, Frystyk J, Dillon B, Evans G, Cuzick J, Jebb S, Martin B, Cutler R, Son T, Maudsley S, Carlson O, Egan J, Flyvbjerg A, Howell A. The effects of intermittent or continuous energy restriction on weight loss and metabolic disease risk markers: A randomized trial in young overweight women. Int J Obes (Lond). 2010 Oct 5, published on-line.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr Michelle N. Harvie
Senior Research Dietitian
Nightingale Centre and Genesis Prevention Centre
University Hospital of South Manchester
NHS Foundation Trust
Manchester M23 9LT, UK
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On Aug 21, 2011 at 2:29 pm Peggie Tyler wrote:
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The diet makes sense to me . However I'm lactose intolerant and wonder how you can get around all the milk recommended?men
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