There is some evidence that intermittent fasting does not help people shed abdominal fat.

Diet trends like intermittent fasting are popular. Short-term fasts at regular intervals limit calorie intake for certain days of the week or times of the day.

Proponents of the diet assert that it is advantageous for weight loss and that it helps to avoid heart disease. They also say that it assists in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

But physicians and experts advise that the diet is not for everyone. Most males who tried the diet saw improvements. Many women find intermittent fasting, whether overnight 16-hour fasting or 500 calories for two days a week, to be ineffective.

Side effects of intermittent fasting include rebound overeating, poor sleep, and muscle loss. According to a Cell Reports study, intermittent fasting may not reduce visceral fat, or abdominal fat, and may cause fasting resistance.

Scientists may study changes more quickly in mice than in human trials and investigate problems that are hard to sample in humans because of their comparable physiology and far quicker metabolism.

Fasting caused belly fat to adjust to safeguard its energy supplies. Fatty acid molecules from fat cells fuel the body during fasting. But abdominal fat developed resistant to this fatty acid release during fasting. Belly fat and subcutaneous fat displayed greater energy storage as fat and a faster fat rebuilding before the next fasting session.

To put it another way, if you have been attempting to fast every other day but have not seen any effects, it may be because you have visceral fat that is very adaptive.

There is a possibility that the findings of the study cannot be generalized to other diet regimens, such as the 5:2 diet, which is frequently followed by individuals who are attempting to reduce their weight.

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