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Fasting vs. CICO for weight loss

wruperwruper Member Posts: 43 Member Member Posts: 43 Member
thefastingmethod.com/how-do-we-gain-weight-calories-part-1/

by Dr. Jason Fung is an informational blog. What is your experience with calorie cutting as primary methos of weight loss?
edited December 2020

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  • cremorna1cremorna1 Member Posts: 111 Member Member Posts: 111 Member
    Just looking to learn (not cause a debate): Doesn't IF help people with prediabetes/insulin resistance?

    I agree that CICO is all that is needed for weightloss. I am just wondering if IF has an advantage for other health issues (for people that suffer from those health issues, of course). Maybe OP has other health concerns?
  • NorthCascadesNorthCascades Member Posts: 10,015 Member Member Posts: 10,015 Member
    If fasting puts you in a calorie deficit you'll lose weight.
  • cremorna1cremorna1 Member Posts: 111 Member Member Posts: 111 Member
    @lemurcat2 @AnnPT77 : Yup, OP didn't mention anything on health and has not returned with answers. Thanks for the reply.

    @psychod787 : Spencer Nadalsky looks super-interesting! I'll take that tip!
    EDIT: Thank you for this! I am looking into his PCOS stuff right now and learning a LOT.
    edited December 2020
  • J72FITJ72FIT Member Posts: 5,708 Member Member Posts: 5,708 Member
    wruper wrote: »
    thefastingmethod.com/how-do-we-gain-weight-calories-part-1/

    by Dr. Jason Fung is an informational blog. What is your experience with calorie cutting as primary methos of weight loss?

    Fasting is calorie cutting as long as you don't overeat...
  • J72FITJ72FIT Member Posts: 5,708 Member Member Posts: 5,708 Member
    cremorna1 wrote: »
    Just looking to learn (not cause a debate): Doesn't IF help people with prediabetes/insulin resistance?

    I agree that CICO is all that is needed for weightloss. I am just wondering if IF has an advantage for other health issues (for people that suffer from those health issues, of course). Maybe OP has other health concerns?

    Fasting is simply one of many methods in an attempt to eat less...
  • sijomialsijomial Member, Premium Posts: 17,592 Member Member, Premium Posts: 17,592 Member
    I see Fung has found another way to try to monetise fat people.....

    My experience is that when I cut calories I lose weight (counting calories helped enormously with that), when I eat around maintenance calories I maintain (like I have for the last 7 years) and when I overeat I gain weight.

    I used a version of intermittent fasting to help make it easier for me to adhere to my calorie allowance while calorie counting and losing weight but it was the reduction in calories that caused me to lose fat.
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Member Posts: 6,295 Member Member Posts: 6,295 Member
    My experience of calorie cutting as my primrary means of weight loss - worked fine and then maintained fine for following 7 years.

    Of course everyone who loses weight does so by calorie cutting - but I assume what you meant was calorie counting.
  • missysippy930missysippy930 Member Posts: 2,392 Member Member Posts: 2,392 Member
    Weight loss is ALWAYS about eating less calories than your body burns. No matter how it’s packaged or promoted.
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