‘I Did A Low-Carb, Intermittent Fasting 18 6 Diet To Lose 70 Lbs.’

My name is Charmaine Canida (@_coachceecee), and I am 28 years old. I’m from Houston, Texas, and I’m a case manager and wellness coach. After seeing a loved one deal with health issues as a result of poor nutrition, I changed my lifestyle by eating a low-carb, intermittent fasting 18:6 diet and doing Camp Gladiator boot camp workouts.

I was always overweight, and obesity runs in my family. Growing up, I was bullied for being overweight, but it only made me want to eat more. I used food in order to cope with stress, depression, sadness, and anger. Sodas and sweets were like my cigarettes or drug of choice. Anytime I had a bad day, that is what I wanted.

Fast-forward to July 19, 2016: I sat on my bed crying uncontrollably over the loss of my grandmother seven months prior. I had been sad and depressed for

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Intermittent fasting may cause muscle loss more than weight loss, study says

Intermittent fasting might not be as healthy as some may have thought.

A new study on the topic was published in JAMA Internal Medicine  – a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal overseen by the American Medical Association — and suggests that the time-restrictive diet isn’t necessarily the best strategy for losing weight.


The study was conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and the University of Hawai’i Cancer Center. After observing weight loss results from 116 adults who were considered “overweight” or “obese,” it was determined that intermittent fasting didn’t yield “significantly different” outcomes from people who ate their meals at typical intervals.

People who practice intermittent fasting refrain from eating for certain hours throughout the day. Some dieters do not not eat for a 24 hours while others prefer to opt for a large calorie

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Intermittent fasting doesn’t help weight loss: UCSF study

For seven years, Dr. Ethan Weiss, a cardiologist at The University of California, San Francisco, has experimented with intermittent fasting. The health fad, which restricts eating to specific periods of time, hit the mainstream after a series of promising studies in mice suggested that it might be an effective weight loss strategy in humans. 

So Weiss decided to give it a try himself by restricting his own eating to eight hours per day. After seeing that he shed some pounds, many of his patients asked him whether it might work for them. 

In 2018, he and a group of researchers kicked off a clinical trial to study it. The results, published on Monday, surprised him. 

The study found “no evidence” that time-restricted eating works as a weight loss strategy. 

People who were assigned to eat at random times within a strict eight-hour window each day, skipping food in the morning,

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