Fasting diets are going mainstream - ahead of the science. - Deepstash
Fasting
It involves eating no or very little food and caloric beverages for periods ranging from 12 hours to three weeks.

Human studies on fasting are only just beginning to ramp up. And while we ha...

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Fasting diets are going mainstream - ahead of the science.

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Popular types of fasting
  • Intermittent fasts: eating no food or massively cutting back on calorie intake only intermittently;
  • Time-restricted feeding: involves consuming calories only for a 4- to...

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Religious fasting

Many religious groups incorporate periods of fasting into their rituals, though the focus there tends to be more spiritual than health-oriented: Muslims fast from dawn until dusk during...

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Research on fasting

Key researchers who study fasting aren’t focusing on weight loss at all. In fact, many of the studies on fasting come from institutes of aging and the researchers behind the studies actually...

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Weight loss during fasting
  • Restricting your calorie intake for prolonged periods of time may lead to lower overall energy intake and weight reduction.
  • The body shifts into a fat-burning mode when i...

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Sticking to a fasting diet

Many people can’t stick to fasting diets long enough to keep the weight off. Thus, dropout rates have been as high as 40 percent. 

Despite the statistical significance of weight l...

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When fasting isn't recommended

Patients with eating disorders do best when they eat regular meals and snacks. 

Intermittent restriction of intake is often one of the behaviors that people with eating disorders ...

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