Is intermittent fasting truly superior to calorie restriction?


– Potential for weight loss: Intermittent fasting may lead to a calorie deficit, which can contribute to weight loss.
– Simplicity: Following a specific eating window can be easier for some people than counting calories.
– Flexible approach: Intermittent fasting allows for more flexibility in food choices within the eating window.
– Potential health benefits: Some studies suggest that intermittent fasting may have positive effects on insulin sensitivity, blood sugar control, and inflammation levels.


– Challenging adjustment period: Adapting to the fasting periods can be difficult initially, especially for those accustomed to regular meals.
– Potential for overeating: In some cases, people may consume larger portions or unhealthy foods during the eating window, negating the potential benefits.
– Not suitable for everyone: Intermittent fasting might not be suitable for individuals with certain medical conditions or specific dietary needs.
– Limited research: While some studies suggest benefits, more research is needed to fully understand the long-term effects and overall superiority of intermittent fasting compared to calorie restriction.

Please note that the Identifier provided does not relate directly to the question on intermittent fasting versus calorie restriction.


NCT05225337: Identifier for the study mentioned.