Despite being one of the most popular diets in recent years, intermittent fasting is still widely misunderstood. In fact, in some circles, intermittent fasting isn’t even considered a diet, as it doesn’t dictate what you should eat, but rather when you should eat
And even though (and perhaps because) it’s been promoted by a number of celebrities, including Jennifer Aniston, Elsa Pataky and Halle Berry, there are still many myths circulating about the diet online and in real life.
So, to help break them down and clarify if, how and when intermittent fasting actually works, we consulted Accredited Practising Dietitian Chloe McLeod for the low-down on everything you need to know by busting some of the most popular myths out there. Scroll on to see them all.
1. Intermittent Fasting Means You ‘Just Skip Breakfast’
“This is a myth. Whilst most people will fast from 8pm to midday the following day, this isn’t a hard and fast rule,” McLeod explains.
Excerpted from Marie Claire