There are numerous studies from years of research that support the life extending effects of caloric restriction.
Have you’ve heard of the “Blue Zones” around the world? Blue Zones are the places in the world where you find humans that are the healthiest and live the longest. It is there that you find that most people that live the longest consume CRON diet.
People in these Blue Zones aren’t trying to cut their calories, rather, they eat whole foods, and eat until they are full. When the nutrient-to-calorie ratio is high your body becomes satiated faster. In contrast, the standard western diet (SAD), is depleted of whole food nutrients and high in empty calories.
When you start to experiment with intermittent fasting you help to heal hormone signaling pathways within your body and naturally consume less calories.
It is important to note that calorie restriction has never been proven to be successful for long-term weight-loss, unless it is driven by hormonal changes that help to reduce the desire to eat. This is where intermittent fasting comes into play.