Why Intermittent Fasting Helps You Lose Weight

“You are what you eat,” is an old adage that gets hammered into our heads at a young age — and for good reason, according to pretty much every health expert on the planet.

However, in recent years, that mantra has begun to shift a bit: Sure, quality and quantity are clearly very important dietary factors. But many health experts are starting to think that timing may be just as crucial. “We have always focused on what we eat, but almost never on when we eat,” Michael Crupain, MD, MPH, Medical Unit Chief of Staff at The Dr. Oz Show and author of What to Eat Whentells LIVESTRONG.com.

There are a number of reasons why this thinking is changing, Dr. Crupain explains, including new scientific findings and the rising popularity of the ketogenic or “keto” diet and one of its controversial key components: intermittent fasting.

Excerpted from LiveStrong

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