Curious about intermittent fasting? Perhaps you’ve seen the best-sellers about fasting diets, but they seem too difficult.
Don’t be fooled by myths surrounding this easy and effective approach to weight loss. Here are the facts.
Myth 1: Intermittent fasting is a starvation diet.
Fact: You won’t starve if you skip a meal — or even if you fast for 24 or 48 hours. Research suggests you have to fast more than 60 hours straight before your resting metabolic rate drops. In fact, one study showed this rate increased from 3.6 to 10 percent after 36 to 48 hours of fasting.
Excerpted from health.clevelandclinic.org