Intermittent fasting is a diet style that places more restriction on time rather than food. Putting the body in a fasting state can improve energy, mood, boost metabolism and kick start weight loss. The three most popular types of intermittent fasting are 16:8, 5:2 and alternate-day fasting. These methods of fasting can be beneficial to many people and are compatible with busy lifestyles. You can skip breakfast, have a late lunch and eat dinner with everybody.

Doctors urge that anyone with a history of an eating disorder to stay away from intermittent fasting as it can trigger a relapse. Some criticize the diet because it may cause social isolation due to restrictive eating times.

Although many people swear by this diet because of its health benefits and weight management, it might not be for everyone.

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