Intermittent fasting: dispelling the BS (bad science)

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Is it healthful?

What do Miranda Kerr, Ben Affleck and Christie Turlington have in common?  Apart from being really, really ridiculously good looking, that link is intermittent fasting. Yes intermittent fasting is the new black and if you ain’t intermittent fasting, well you ain’t…….

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A simple Google search on intermittent fasting finds it to be overwhelmingly positive – curing your cancer and making you saucily slim at the same time. You ripper! Unfortunately that’s probably since you’re coming across the websites of spruikers with an interest in intermittent fasting related products, or those without a health research background, who seem to promote anything slightly absurd and sexy. So, is intermittent fasting all it’s cracked up to be? Or is it just another crock?

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What is intermittent fasting?

Before science gives you its definitive answer, what exactly is intermittent fasting? Broadly speaking, intermittent fasting refers to any dietary regimen where you stop eating or limit…

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6 thoughts on “Intermittent fasting: dispelling the BS (bad science)

  1. Very informative! I’m still not sold and will just stick to my healthy eating and lifestyle, but I am pleased that I don’t need to worry about my friend on the 5:2 as much as I have been ☺

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  2. great article! Shared this on my social media platforms. As an exercise physiologist and one who has dealt with eating disorders as a young adult, I simply cannot advocate for IF even if it DOES work. It, to me, resembles disordered eating to the fullest! Healthy foods, portion control, moderation in enjoying treats here and there… Are key to long term healthy weight maintenance! Keep up the great posts.
    Liz

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