Does fasting on alternate days work?

WHETHER you watch what you eat by counting your daily calories or practicing intermittent fasting, either approach can be effective for weight loss.  Intermittent or alternate-day fasting requires routinely alternating between eating little or no food and then feasting in your daily diet. It has become a growing weight loss trend in the US, the UK and other regions around the world.

However, because it requires a major effort every other day, it is unlikely to be applicable to the great majority of the overweight population, particularly in the absence of the close monitoring.  Alternate-day fasting doesn’t seem to work very well in people who are frequent snackers and I am guilty as charged. People who need to eat every two hours, they don’t tend to fare well on this diet, whereas people that just naturally tend to go a long period of time without eating, like four to five hours … those people actually tend to do much better.

Lastly, fasting could be harmful for people with certain health conditions, such as diabetes — so consult your doctor before attempting any major changes in your daily diet, such as alternate-day fasting.

Live well and exercise regularly, TEAM ARFIT CLUB

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