Want a Holiday Fix? Try Intermittent Fasting

Forty-five million Americans go on a diet each year, many of them after the overconsumption of the holidays, and as few as 5% manage to keep off the weight. About 70% of Americans are overweight or obese, according to The Washington Post.

Obesity causes major health problems and can shorten your life by increasing the risk for diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, and many cancers. Yet experts clearly document that the dozens of diets out there simply don’t work because people feel deprived, long for their favorite foods, and eventually fall off the food wagon. However, there is one easy-to-follow and effective weight loss plan that has been shown to work extremely well. It is called intermittent fasting.

“Recent research shows why intermittent fasting may be an effective way to help people lose weight, keep it off, and slow down or reverse the diseases and disabilities that being overweight can cause,” said Dr. Gabe Mirkin, a noted sports medicine physician and author of “The Healthy Heart Miracle.”

Excerpted from Newsmax

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