The most misunderstood part of intermittent fasting isn’t what you think
When people speak of intermittent fasthing, they can mean many different things.
Intermittent fasting refers to loosely defined regimes.
Yet, rodent models of fasting can create inflated expectations in people.
Studies in humans have shown promising health benefits with some intermittent fasting regimes.
It's easy to research the diets of mice when they are in a controlled environment. However, human studies are more complicated as they need to be in a controlled environment with controlled diets.
Instead, studies track what people eat from what they report. But people underestimate their calorie intake and overestimate the energy they spend, misrepresenting what they ate.
Sometimes the most important life lessons are the ones we end up learning the hard way.
MORE LIKE THIS
8 Health Benefits of Fasting, Backed by Science
The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting