Fasting is abstaining from food or drink that supplies energy. Some of the most popular fasting protocols at the moment include the 16:8 time restricted feeding, 5:2 intermittent fasting, alternate day fasting and protein sparing modified fasting. Do I recommend fasting? No.
Frequently, fasting is employed as a quick fix for health conditions or fat loss when nutrition education and consistent nutrient dense eating would be a better approach. Which is also easier to maintain in the long run. Healthy nutrition works best when you focus on eating nutrients, not avoiding them. Having said that, I support everyone's right to experiment and see what works best for them.
For a more in depth discussions about the pros and cons of fasting, you can listen to Amy's Eat Great Chats available on DediKate!
Members can find this under 'Nutrition Chats' on DediKate!