Intermittent fasting is a hot topic in nutrition and weight loss 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 intermittent fasting or “IF” — a trend gaining major traction among celebrities (Terry Crews! Jimmy Kimmel! Hugh Jackman!) 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, intermittent fasting is not a fit for everyone. Read on before you decide to start skipping out on snacks.
What is intermittent fasting?
Intermittent fasting generally describes a simple concept: You can eat pretty much whatever you want, but only during a specific period of time.
Excerpted form Good Housekeeping