Weight Loss through Intermittent Fasting*

Every couple of months a new weight loss trend begins to dominate the internet. Some of these are fads that are more likely to leave you lighter on your finances than they are to help you feel lighter on your feet, but others are actually healthy trends that resurface in popularity every couple of years, reminding dieters of their merits and potential weight loss results.

If you are obese or overweight and are looking for a safe and effective way to lose weight, then the absolute best thing that you can do is to consult with your weight loss doctor. Your weight loss doctor can tell you whether weight loss surgery or medical weight loss programs are best suited to your needs.

On and Off Again: Intermittent Fasting

A recent study out of Australia applauds the results of following a restriction diet that employs intermittent fasting to encourage weight loss. This type of weight loss plan encourages dieters to restrict their calorie intake by about 30%, and then engage in fasting for a period of 24 hours every other day. So, a dieter on this plan would engage in a healthy diet with restricted caloric intake for breakfast, lunch and dinner on a Monday, would eat breakfast on Tuesday, and then would not eat again until breakfast on Wednesday, followed by a healthy lunch and dinner similar to that which they consumed on Monday.

The Good and the Bad

The use of intermittent fasting in weight loss programs receives a lot of positive attention because the process does indeed work in helping you to lose pounds quickly. However, this type of weight loss method does not lead to the type of sustainable weight loss results that you are looking for when you turn to medical weight loss programs. While you may lose weight at first, this type of dietary program is not sustainable long-term, and this means that you are likely to gain the weight back in the end.

The best type of diet plan to follow is one that encourages you to make healthy changes to the way that you eat and exercise, therefore helping you to make the type of long-term changes that will encourage permanent and healthy weight loss.

For support getting started with your weight loss program reach out to your weight loss doctor. While there are plenty of tips and tricks online that say they will help you lose weight, the best thing you can do for yourself is to set yourself up for long-term success with proven support from medical weight loss programs.

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*Weight loss surgery results vary between individuals depending on the initial weight, medical conditions and adherence to prescribed treatments. Speak to Dr. Bass about the results you can expect.