Now that we’re more than a month into 2017, it’s likely that most people have abandoned their New Year’s resolutions. That’s not good news for everyone who vowed to lose those extra pounds, or even those who just wanted to detox from the overly indulgent holiday season. The upside is that there’s a way to accomplish both weight loss and detoxification – and it doesn’t involve gallons of green juice or giving up your favorite foods.
Simply put, intermittent fasting, or IF, is time-restricted eating. You can pursue it in a variety of ways, be it by reducing the number of hours during the day you consume food, skipping one meal each day or eating normally for six days of the week and then fasting completely on the seventh day.
Excerpted from health.usnews.com