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What is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent fasting is a diet that revolves around periods of fasting (no consumption of food) and eating on a regular schedule. Intermittent fasting has a number of advantages, including weight loss and management, as well as the prevention - and in some cases, the reversal - of some diseases.

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What is Intermittent Fasting?

  1. 1. Intermittent Fasting? Dr Carolyn Dean W h a t i s is a medical doctor and naturopath. She has authored and co-authored over 35 books
  2. 2. 2 What is Intermittent Fasting? Dr Carolyn Dean Intermittentfastingisadietthatrevolvesaround periods of fasting (no consumption of food) and eating on a regular schedule. Intermittent fasting has a number of advantages, including weight loss and management, as well as the prevention - and in some cases, the reversal - of some diseases.
  3. 3. A diet based on intermittent fasting is effec- tive because af- ter many hours without food, the body exhausts its sugar stores and starts to burn fat instead. R ather than focusing on what type of food to eat, intermittent fasting limits when you eat. There are a number of ways to follow an intermittent fasting diet. For example, some decide to only eat during an eight- hour period each day. Others may choose to fast for two days out of every seven, eating just one meal a day on their ‘fasting’ days – which is often referred to as the ‘5;2 diet’. A diet based on intermittent fasting is effective because after many hours without food, the body exhausts its sugarstoresandstartstoburnfatinstead.Theprolonged periods of fasting allow the body to burn the calories that have already been consumed before starting to burn fat stores - as opposed to constantly topping up the calories that are readily available to the body. 3
  4. 4. refer to the blog of For further information about intermittent fasting, please Dr. Carolyne Dean

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