Getting started on your weight loss quest presents you with so many options. Things like intermittent fasting (Read: Intermittent Fasting), skipping breakfast (Read: Skipping breakfast to lose weight), and similar types of fasting have become popular weight loss strategies in recent years. But just how effective are they, and can they work for you?
If you have benefited from fasting in the past, that’s great! Our ancestors have been fasting to survive periods of food shortage long before we put effort into researching its benefits.
If you search for “fasting” or “fasting and metabolism” you will end up with studies using different types or durations of fasting and drawing slightly different conclusions. This makes it challenging to compare their findings.
With challenges like these, it is so important that we truly dive deep into the concept of fasting, what it means for you, your body, and your weight loss goals. That is why we are here, though, so let’s get into it starting with safety!