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Intermittent fasting: does it work for weight loss?

It's perhaps unlikely that our ancestors ate three meals per day plus snacks. Millennia ago, food scarcity was common, and it created circumstances that led to unintentional periods of fasting. Fasting has also been a part of many religions for centuries. It is quite common for some people to fast to lose weight before a special occasion such as a wedding or a class reunion. But can fasting be the answer to losing weight more efficiently than other weight loss methods?

What is intermittent fasting?

Today, fasting is generally defined as the abstinence from some or all food or drink,

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