Keto + Intermittent Fasting : Is It a Safe Combo for Weight Loss?

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Most of you know my surprise in learning about – and actually liking – intermittent fasting. In fact, a 16:8 fast is something that I usually try to do most weekdays. It’s become a normal part of my daily routine, and I think what I like most is that it doesn’t feel restrictive. 

You may remember I also shared new research this spring on the ketogenic diet – something that previously was viewed as an unhealthy fad diet unless using it as a therapeutic treatment for epilepsy. While I don’t think this super high-fat, very low-carb diet is for me, there is new research suggesting it may have health benefits for certain individuals.  

Keto + Intermittent Fasting

But combining the two? This was new to me, and something that felt pretty restrictive when you combine a small eating window and limited food choices. I checked out the latest research for Cooking Light to see if I could find evidence that there is any potential benefit – or need – for adopting a restrictive eating pattern like this.

Here’s what I learned : Should You Try Intermittent Fasting When You're on the Keto Diet?


Have you ever combined IF and Keto?

What was your experience?