Gulp. Is it all over for intermittent fasting, one of the world’s most popular weight-loss methods? The much-touted stop-go regimen involves severely limiting calories on certain days of the week or for specified hours during the day. Popular among the many variations are the 5:2 (five days eating normally, two days fasting) and the 16:8 (a daily eight-hour window for eating, with 16 hours’ abstinence).
Whatever the model, the basic weight-loss premise is that you take in fewer calories than you burn overall. A promised bonus is that intermittent fasting may help to reduce your appetite by slowing your metabolism, making self-denial easier.
Garnish this with the fact that you feel starved for only part of the time rather than all the time, as with