Fasting has been branded the “next big weight loss fad,” and about one in seven Americans report using some sort of fasting as a means for weight loss.
This infographic is a guide to explore some of the key facts to help you to make your own choice. Dr. Greger compares the advantages and disadvantages of different types of fasting based on the latest evidence, and provides some important cautions and notes to consider before deciding to start.
For all of the videos on fasting, check out our topic page. Fasting for weight loss is also covered in-depth in Dr. Greger’s book How Not to Diet.
Michael Greger, M.D.
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2014: From Table to Able: Combating Disabling Diseases with Food
2013: More Than an Apple a Day