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Nutr Health. 2018 Mar;24(1):5-10. doi: 10.1177/0260106017753487. Epub 2018 Jan 22.

Eating behavior traits of successful weight losers during 12 months of alternate-day fasting: An exploratory analysis of a randomized controlled trial.

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1
1 Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.
2
2 Nutrition Obesity Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Alternate-day fasting (ADF) has gained popularity in recent years. The diet consists of a "fast day" where an individual consumes 0-25% of their energy needs, alternated with a "feast day" where a person is permitted to eat ad libitum.

AIM:

This study examined eating behavior traits of successful weight losers during alternate day fasting.

METHODS:

Obese participants ( n = 34) took part in 12 months of ADF and were grouped into a high (≥5%) or low-weight-loss (<5%) group post-treatment.

RESULTS:

The high-weight-loss group demonstrated increased ( p = 0.04) fullness, decreased ( p = 0.03) hunger, increased dietary protein intake (15% to 20% of kcal, p = 0.04), and better adherence to fast-day calorie goals.

CONCLUSIONS:

Thus, individuals who achieve clinically significant weight loss with ADF demonstrate improved satiety, increased protein intake, and better adherence to fast-day calorie goals.

KEYWORDS:

Weight loss success; alternate day fasting; body weight; eating behavior traits; obese adults

PMID:
29353535
DOI:
10.1177/0260106017753487
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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