Intermittent fasting trend hits Sunraysia

Health experts say it remains unknown if fasting is safe in the long-term.
Health experts say it remains unknown if fasting is safe in the long-term.

Intermittent fasting is on the rise in Australia, and a local nutritionist says it has the potential to work.

Recent University of Adelaide studies show obese females lost more weight and improved their health by fasting intermittently while following a strictly controlled diet.

The study found that obese women who followed a diet in which they ate 70 per cent of their required energy intake and fasted intermittently lost the most weight.

Sunraysia Community Health Services local public health nutritionist Jade Klaebe said intermittent fasting is a potential alternative to other daily weight loss diets, as participants may find it easier to follow.

However, she said the diet that is most likely to work is the one that fits with your individual lifestyle.

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