Can you try Ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting at the same time?

20 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The Ketogenic diet and Intermittent Fasting are two of the most talked-about dietary trends on the internet and carry amazing weight-loss aiding properties, apart from additional health benefits. The speedy results the diets offer has made many wonders if combining the two can actually accelerate results.

Actor Arshad Warsi, who lost over 6 kilos in a single month was also somebody who hopped on to the trend and saw weight loss results.

But, how safe is it to follow both Keto and Intermittent Fasting together? Are there benefits?

How are Keto and intermittent fasting different?

While the Ketogenic diet focuses on the intake of low-carb foods and high-fat foods, which is then used as fuel, Intermittent Fasting works by following a time-restrictive eating schedule. Simply put, while the Ketogenic diet emphasizes lowering carbs and using fats as a primary energy source to lose weight, Intermittent Fasting works by moderating your eating patterns, without really restricting anything.

Are two diets better than one?

There are in fact good reasons why some suggest that following Keto and IF together, or simply following a low-carb Intermittent Fasting pattern can speed up weight loss. Practising Intermittent Fasting, i.e., restricting the eating window wherein you can actively consume carbs may push the body into achieving ketosis faster, which not only is crucial for fat loss but also achieve health goals. What it can also do is speed up your metabolism, and make weight management more efficient.              — Times of India