Does intermittent fasting actually work? | Verify Fact Check

Does intermittent fasting actually work? | Verify Fact Check

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February 20, 2024
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We're well into February and many people have fallen off the wagon with their New Year's resolutions while others are sticking with their goal of eating healthier in 2024.

There are many fad diets people are trying, but do they really work and are they good for you? WCNC Charlotte's Meghan Bragg is getting the facts on one popular diet to see if it is worth all the hype. When it comes to weight loss, people are willing to try anything. But does intermittent fasting actually work and are there any health risks you should know about?

One of the most popular diet trends is known as intermittent fasting, or IF. It's been a diet craze for years and many people have talked about its effectiveness on social media. Intermittent fasting is when a person fasts for a certain period of time. You can do this every day or only on certain days of the week. Many people have tried it, but is intermittent fasting actually good for you and does it work?

Fasting continues to grow as a popular diet practice and it's a pretty simple concept. According to a study in the National Library, this diet involves taking periodic breaks from eating for up to 24 hours at a time.

"It's really hard to stick to an eating plan for a long period, but research shows there are a series of health benefits.," Supan said #VERIFY #Health #Diet