Nutrition Research

Intermittent fasting: Fact-based weight loss strategy, or fruitless fad?

Intermittent fasting: Fact-based weight loss strategy, or fruitless fad?

A nutritionist from University of Maryland Medical System regularly provides a post to the Picture of Health blog. The latest post is from dietetic intern Avital Schwartz.

Intermittent fasting is a newer type of diet that some claim helps people lose weight and improve their health. But does it actually work?

It depends on how it’s practiced. When done correctly, it can be beneficial. Done incorrectly, not so much

But what exactly is intermittent fasting, and how does it work?

Intermittent fasting – also called “alternate day fasting” or “intermittent energy restriction” –consists of eating very little or nothing at all on certain days of the week or times...

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