For a long time, it was thought that fasting or going long periods of time without eating was detrimental to your health and would hinder weight loss goals. The thinking was that by not eating, your body would enter a ‘starvation mode’ and store whatever you ate next to have nutrients available in case you couldn’t eat again soon. While this may be true in the long run, it has actually been found that intermittent fasting is a great way to lose weight and can possibly improve blood pressure, insulin sensitivity, and inflammation. Intermittent fasting simply means cycling between a period of fasting and non-fasting; there are different variations of intermittent fasting that people follow and just depends what works best for each individual.
Excerpted from examiner.com