Burn Double the Visceral Fat With This Diet and Workout, Study Says — Eat This Not That

It’s no secret that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a big player when it comes to weight loss. Time-restricted eating (TRE) is also a fairly effective method. Well, listen up, because according to a recent study published in Cell metabolism, combining the two methods is a complete and utter game changer. Want to burn twice as much visceral fat while reducing your risk of developing a chronic condition? HITT training combined with time-restricted eating is a pretty amazing combination for burning fat, new research shows.

HIIT is golden in general, as you can burn 25% to 30% extra calories compared to doing a moderate-intensity workout (via AARP). TRE has also become extremely popular; it’s about limiting the timing of your meals each day within a given time frame. By adjusting the timing of your eating patterns, food consumed earlier can be metabolized before you go to bed, and there is less stored fat to burn. TRE is also a great way to lose weight and improve your general well-being. It makes perfect sense to combine these two amazing powerhouses to create an aggressive weight loss plan for overweight and obese individuals.

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This recent study reveals that the pairing of HITT and TRE can improve long-term glycemic control and help you burn twice as much visceral fat. Pretty enticing, right? Both TRE and HIIT are instrumental ways to improve cardiometabolic health in people who are obese and at risk of developing serious diseases. This research shows that combining these two methods is more effective than performing just one on its own.

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Trine Moholdt, the senior author of the study and head of the Exercise, Cardiometabolic Health and Reproduction Research Group at the Technical University of Norway (NTNU), explains, “Isolated TRE and HIIT have received increased attention as effective and feasible strategies for at-risk populations. We wanted to compare the effects of the combination of TRE and HIIT with their isolated effects and determine whether TRE and HIIT would act synergistically to improve the health of individuals at risk for cardiometabolic disease.This finding underscores the importance of changing both dietary and physical activity habits for individuals who want to rapidly improve their health and reduce their risk of disease.”

There were 131 women involved in the seven-week study. The participants were divided into four groups of 32 or 33 each for observation. They included a TRE group, HIIT group, TRE+HIIT combination group and control group. Every person in the study was either overweight or obese and at risk of cardiometabolic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Body mass index, blood pressure, insulin and blood sugar levels were checked before and after the study.

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HIIT included 35 minutes of exercise performed three times each week at 90% maximum heart rate. THREE restricted calories to be consumed within a 10-hour window each day. Each exercise session was observed and participants recorded their first and last calories each day. The study revealed that the participants who combined HIIT and TRE were able to reduce visceral fat and fat mass, increase their cardiorespiratory fitness game, and increase their average long-term glycemic control. There were no statistically significant changes in appetite hormones, blood lipids or vital signs after introducing either intervention compared to the control group.

Interestingly, there was a very high rate of adherence to the study, according to Kamilla La Haganes, first author and Ph.D. student at NTNU. La Haganes explains, “High adherence rates are important. Adherence rates to general lifestyle recommendations are low, and our diet-exercise strategies can serve as an alternative.”

After completing the study, 18 of the control group participants must have been quite impressed and decided to try one of the study interventions. “We recommend this type of program for people who want a relatively easy way to change their diet and exercise habits and improve their health,” explains Moholdt, adding, “TRE is a less tedious and time-efficient method of losing weight compared to daily calorie counting, and HIIT is tolerable and safe for previously sedentary individuals and can be completed within 30 to 40 minutes.”

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The research group plans to follow up the participants in the study two years after completion. They want to see whether participants effectively continued with the intervention methods and determine whether a combined HIIT and TRE course will be as successful when performed at home, rather than in an observed study setting. A new study will consist of women and men. Haganes says, “Together, these two new studies will tell us more about the long-term feasibility and also the feasibility of implementation in a real-world setting.”

Alexa Mellardo

Alexa is the Mind + Body Associate Editor of Eat This, Not That!, overseeing the M+B channel and delivering compelling fitness, wellness and self-care topics to readers. Read more about Alexa


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