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How Alternate-Day Fasting Can Help You Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals

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  • Fasting is an excellent way to “reboot” your metabolism so your body can start burning fat as its primary fuel, which will help you shed your unwanted fat stores
  • Intermittent fasting has a far greater retention and compliance rate compared to conventional all-day fasting regimens. Many people can lose upward of 50 pounds in about six months on this regimen
  • Alternate-day fasting, where you consume about 500 calories on fasting days and can eat whatever you want on non-fasting days, works as well for weight loss as complete fasting, where you drink only water for 24 hours
  • In our ancient past, people did not have access to food around the clock. They would cycle through periods of feast and famine, which modern research shows actually has biochemical benefits

By Dr. Mercola

You don't have to diet every day to lose weight. This compelling concept is the focus of Dr. Krista Varady's book The Every-Other-Day Diet: The Diet That Lets You Eat All You Want (Half the Time) and Keep the Weight Off.


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