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Intermittent Fasting: Food for Thought and Not Your Stomach

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Intermittent Fasting: Food for Thought and Not Your Stomach

What is Intermittent Fasting?  Intermittent fasting (IF) is a way of extending the time that your body has to metabolize food, therefore, causing your body to rely on fat stores (1,2). In some recent research, you may find a few beneficial effects of IF (3).  The intake of surplus energy (calories), which is then stored as fat (4-6) leads to obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease and are all prevalent health concerns on a national scale (6, 10). Intermittent Fasting is a pattern of eating that alternates between abstaining from food and energy containing drinks (7).   Where Did Intermittent Fasting Come From?  Funnily...

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