Intermittent Fasting Isn’t Magic — A Closer Look at the Popular Diet Trend

October 9, 2020 by

Intermittent fasting is one of the biggest diet trends of the last few years -- in 2019 it was the top diet-related search term, according to Google. Unlike many new diet fads, however, as intermittent fasting grew in popularity it seemed as if science was starting to support the benefits of the diet. In early 2020 the New York Times published an article about the benefits of intermittent fasting, saying it helps your body burn fat, reduces inflammation, and even improves high blood pressure and insulin resistance. 

Many of my friends in the gym told me how much they loved intermittent fasting, how it improved their focus, sharpened their minds, and helped them lose or maintain weight. After resisting for a year -- I really do love breakfast -- I decided to give intermittent fasting a try.  

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