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Rate of weight loss: 0.8 lbs per day on low cal diet, 1.1 lbs on very low calorie diet, 2.2 lbs VLCD
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People lose weight three times as fast while fasting as opposed to while on a low-calorie diet. While fasting, people lost an average of 0.77 pounds per day compared to 1.14 pounds per day while on a very-low calorie diet versus 2.22 pounds per day while fasting. REFERENCE
Johnstone A. Fasting - the ultimate diet? Obes Rev. 2007 May, 8(3):211-22.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. A. M. Johnstone
Rowett Research Institute
Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, AB21 9SB
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