Fasting vs. carb restriction: Which is better for weight loss?

Intermittent fasting and a low-carb diet offer some similar health benefits but there are areas where only one of them can effectively improve your health

Fasting vs. carb restriction: Which is better for weight loss?When you talk about diets, intermittent fasting and a low-carb diet are the two common recommendations. But both approaches have some similar effects, such as reducing carbs, insulin and blood sugar and promoting ketosis. It may make you think of just handpicking one because any of them could help improve your health. But fasting and […]

Is fasting during Navratri good for diabetic patients?

Dr Pradeep Gadge shares whether fasting is good for diabetic patients, and if a patient opts for fasting, then how to do it in a right way.

Is fasting during Navratri good for diabetic patients?Navratri has a special place many people, and they welcome it with great enthusiasm, many people prefer fasting during the fest. Due to religious and scientific beliefs, these nine days are said to be the best for fasting. For a diabetic patient, fasting during Navratri is not mandatory, it is a personal choice. A diabetic […]

What is fat fasting? Learn about when and how to do it

If you have digressed from your diet and wants to get back on track quickly, fat fasting can be the solution to your problem. Fat fasting is found to be a great tool to have control over your appetite once again after having eaten large amounts of carbohydrates

What is fat fasting? Learn about when and how to do itThis type of fasting works effectively, especially among diabetic people. According to Megan Ramos, program director at the Intensive Dietary Management (IDM) program, they began utilising fat fasting several years ago in the IDM program wherein one diabetic patient was having difficulties to fast again The patient was asked to eat bacons and eggs as […]

Understanding intermittent fasting along with its pros and cons

Rasika Parab, Head of Department, Nutrition Therapy, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares her insights about the pros and cons of intermittent fasting

Understanding intermittent fasting along with its pros and consThe term Intermittent Fasting (IF) is an eating schedule that comprises of eating and fasting phases; it can also be called intermittent calorie restriction. Here the focus is on when to eat, rather than what to eat, and hence it cannot be called diet, but rather an eating pattern or schedule. Any accurate diet plan […]

Can fasting be beneficial for our skin?

A recent study by the University of Graz in Austria looked into the huge impact of intermittent fasting on promoting overall good health. It has caught the attention of doctors and dietitians, who are also contemplating the effects of fasting on the body’s largest organ, the skin

Can fasting be beneficial for our skin?Inflammation can lead to acne and eczema, which can be reduced by fighting bad gut bacteria. In an article for The Telegraph, Dr David Jack, a renowned aesthetic doctor based in London, said that by just regulating blood glucose levels and insulin sensitivity, damage of collagen on the skin and elastin proteins found on the […]

What are the unknown dangers of intermittent fasting?

Intermittent fasting is all the rage these days when it comes to the weight loss and fitness community. Given the large number of people including celebrities who swear by it, it’s not surprising why this diet is getting a lot of attention

What are the unknown dangers of intermittent fasting?The practice of intermittent fasting strictly follows an eating cycle that involves a phase of fasting and non-fasting over a defined period. During the fasting phase, the dieter purposely rejects food to ensure the body can adapt and benefit from this period of no food intake. Intermittent fasting is actually an umbrella term much like […]

Between health and faith – managing type 2 diabetes during Ramadan

In India, festivities are filled all throughout the year. Most often these festivities are accompanied by extensive fasting to over indulgent-feasting which tend to botch with the healthy dietary plan

Between health and faith – managing type 2 diabetes during RamadanPeople with diabetes become more visible to the dangers of fasting or excessive feasting. The holy month of Ramadan, which sees Muslims all over the world fast during daylight hours, begins this weekend. Does having type 2 diabetes exclude a person from fasting? Not necessarily. The decision belongs to the person, but getting some advice […]

The body adapts to occasional short-term overeating, reveals study

It’s okay to indulge once in a while as the body adapts to occasional short-term overeating

The body adapts to occasional short-term overeating, reveals studyOvereating has been found to impair blood sugar (glucose) control and insulin levels. A new study suggests that the duration of a bout of overeating can affect how the body adapts glucose and insulin processing when calorie intake increases. The article is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and […]

16:8 diet helps aid weight loss and lower blood pressure

In daily fasting, or the 16:8 diet, people can eat whatever they like for 8 hours and fast for the remaining 16. A new study evaluates the benefits of this 16:8 pattern for obese individuals and finds that not only does the diet work, but also that it helps to lower blood pressure

16:8 diet helps aid weight loss and lower blood pressureMore and more people now turn to intermittent fasting as a fast and effective way to lose weight.  There are different form of this diet, depending on the time intervals of ‘fasting’ and ‘feasting.’ The so-called 5:2 diet, for instance, consists of eating normally for 5 days every week and fasting for 2 days. In […]

Is the new ‘fasting’ diet trend healthy?

Fasting is nothing new. For a month every year, practising Muslims celebrate Ramadan by fasting from sunrise to sunset, and it’s a part of many other major religious traditions. But is it healthy and effective to restrict eating or fast on a regular basis?

Is the new ‘fasting’ diet trend healthy?Tipping the scales at 105 kgs, Charles Joy realised he needed to make some changes. The 28-year-old Louisville, Kentucky, native already had tried many diet plans to varying degrees of success. In 2013, he lost more than 45 kilos through exercise and diet. But afterward, his weight slowly began to creep back up. In 2017, […]