Mayo Clinic: Is intermittent fasting healthful or harmful?

Intermittent fasting is cutting yourself off from any food or beverages, other than water, for a certain amount of time. Some fasting is for religious reasons, while others fast for weight loss. But is it a healthy way to lose weight?

Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute.

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Want to lose weight? Just don’t eat, right?

“We’re hearing a lot more about intermittent fasting, and it essentially means the voluntary abstinence of food or beverage for a prolonged period of time,” says Mikel Bryant, a Mayo Clinic dietitian.

Bryant says, while fasting can be a tool that helps some

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