“In the more recent American Heart Association statement by St-Onge et al. in 2017, the authors wrote: “There is evidence that both alternate-day fasting and periodic fasting may be effective for weight loss, although there are no data that indicate whether the weight loss can be sustained long term.” The 2017 clinical study by Trepanowski et al., reviewed by Kamath, came to a similar conclusion, albeit more conservatively stated.”



Intermittent fasting is one of the latest health trends that has been gaining traction quickly. Intermittent fasting can look very different from person to person, but the two most popular approaches are:

5:2 approach: In this approach, you restrict your calorie consumption to 25 percent of your daily needs twice a week, and eat normally the remaining five days of the week.


Eight-hour approach: In this approach, you fast for 16 hours a day, eating only during an eight-hour time period.



Studies have shown that intermittent fasting can have powerful benefits on your body and mind, and for weight control. Other studies state that it can also protect against Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer. As with any diet plan, it’s important to talk with your doctor before you start.


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