Intermittent fasting is a hot topic in nutrition lately, but the concept itself isn’t new. In fact, temporarily going without eating or drinking stems from the practices of many major world religions and cultures. But intermittment fasting or “IF” — a trend gaining major traction among celebrities (Terry Crews!) and Silicon Valley — does things a bit differently for purported health, weight, and cognitive benefits.
While limiting your meal times can make your eating more purposeful, fasting is not a fit for everyone. Read on before you decide to start skipping out on snacks.
Excerpted from Good Housekeeping