Fasting for weight loss: an effective strategy or latest dieting trend?

  title={Fasting for weight loss: an effective strategy or latest dieting trend?},
  author={A. Johnstone},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  • A. Johnstone
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Obesity
  • With the increasing obesity epidemic comes the search for effective dietary approaches for calorie restriction and weight loss. Here I examine whether fasting is the latest ‘fad diet’ as portrayed in popular media and discuss whether it is a safe and effective approach or whether it is an idiosyncratic diet trend that promotes short-term weight loss, with no concern for long-term weight maintenance. Fasting has long been used under historical and experimental conditions and has recently been… CONTINUE READING
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