For centuries, many variations of fasting have been used in an attempt to improve health. Recently however, the practicality of long-term fasting has been questioned, therefore causing intermittent fasting to emerge with debatable weight loss results. According to Adrianna Taylor Abbott, in her book Intermittent Fasting, this method of fasting is much more than simply dieting. Rather, it has evolved into a revolutionary way of living life and of improving overall fitness. This review will examine the overall reliability of the book’s claims as well as whether intermittent fasting should indeed be trusted as a viable method for weight loss.
How does it work?
The system of this dieting method varies from person to person ranging from 16 to 32 hours. If an individual is fasting for 16 hours, he/she can do it everyday since it still provides a time frame during which one can eat. On the contrary, on the more extreme side, if one is fasting for 32 hours, he/she should do it only once a week. The best option however, is if one fasts for 24 hours. This can be done as rarely as twice a week to as frequently as everyday; this is because, one can still eat everyday. If one stops eating at 7 pm, he/she can eat again at 7 pm the following day. During this…show more content… How can it be that one could lose weight if he/she binge eats all of the calories back with three whoppers from McDonalds? The quantity as well as quality of the food must absolutely be taken into consideration. Abbott mentions the importance of overall food intake when it comes to weight loss, and along with another diet book, discretely advises against overindulging in the periods between fasting, but does not specifically account for this significant detail in her description of the weight loss method, making it rather unconvincing (James, S.