Monthly Archives: February 2013

Fasting diets for weight loss

A new philosophy or the latest fad?

Several fasting diets have become very popular in recent months: the 5:2 diet promoted in a BBC documentary last Summer, the alternate day diet and the 8 hour diet, to name just three.  Some experts say that these diets will result in weight loss and health benefits such as increased lifespan and prevention of cognitive decline.  Other experts are concerned about the overall effectiveness and safety of fasting.

Read on to find out how much fasting is really involved, whether or not the diets are likely to work and what pitfalls you might expect to encounter…

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