The popular diet isn’t quite the weight loss “miracle” people claimed it was.
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Recent study found it's no more a "miracle" solution for weight loss than regular diets are.
Research into intermittent fasting suggests it's not a health gimmick.
Mice that had only water before receiving chemotherapy, experienced less or no side effects compared to mice fed normally.
Research in animals and humans shows periods of fasting before and after chemotherapy protects healthy cells while killing cancerous ones more efficiently.
Good news. Taking a break from your diet every so often will help you lose weight in the long term.
Allowing yourself a treat every now and then will stop you failing in the long run.
No or little food and drink is allowed during fasting periods.
The evidence suggests that intermittent fasting can be an effective way to lose weight over a period of months. However, one size does not fit all, and it could be another's idea of hell.
Not too much.
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Alternate day fasting stresses cells, which may make them stronger.
People on the diet need to restrict intake of calories on fasting days.
The “new” weight-loss strategy known as the 5:2 diet has been receiving much attention in the media since the book The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting - Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer…