ntermittent fasting is becoming an increasingly popular way to lose weight. What’s its appeal and is it safe to fast?Whether it’s eating in a 5:2 or 16:8 pattern, losing weight is as much about when you eat as about what you eat these days.
Recently, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hit the headlines when he claimed to eat just one meal a day. Social media was abuzz, with many critics calling it an extreme diet. But perhaps he was just following the latest trend.
According to a survey by the International Food Information Council Foundation intermittent fasting (IF) was last year’s most popular diet. Intermittent fasting can take many different forms but it always involves periods of time where you are taking in very little food, at regular intervals.
Excerpted from the BBC