Can reducing meals to only twice a day be part of a solution to slow the increase in obesity and type 2 diabetes in India? The medical education department of Mumbai just appointed preventive and social medicine professor Dr. Jagannath Dixit as the state’s brand ambassador to tackle the problem.
Dr. Dixit is a strong believer in late Dr. Shrikant Jichkar’s diet plan which simply contains the lifestyle modification of only eating twice a day. Dr. Dixit was chosen to be the brand ambassador after the medical education department reviewed the results of the diet plan, which targets keeping insulin levels low. Dr. Dixit says:
If one follows the two-meal practice, I am sure there will not only be weight loss, but it will help in controlling diabetes. Reversal of diabetes is also possible
Eating two meals a day is basically intermittent fasting or time restricted eating, which we know has an effect on weight loss and type 2 diabetes. Another way to keep insulin low, which also makes fasting easier, is following a keto diet.
As rates of type 2 diabetes escalate across the globe, we hope more regions will adopt lifestyle changes like intermittent fasting and low-carb diets. Both practices address the problem of elevated insulin levels without expensive drugs.