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Health 2020-08-03T09:01:00Z

I'm confused about whether I should eat before exercising or not. Will working out 'fasted' in the morning help me lose fat?

Training "fasted" doesn't speed up fat loss — what matters is being a calorie deficit overall, so whether you eat before or not is down to personal preference.
Health 2020-07-23T14:10:00Z

Intermittent fasting can help with weight loss, even if you have a longer 'eating window' of 6 hours a day

A new study shows that an 18-hour fast is just as good for weight loss as fasting for 20-hours. Both work by cutting an average of 550 calories a day.
Health 2020-07-09T14:20:00Z

Multi-day fasting isn't worth downsides like hunger and loss of muscle mass, according to a nutritionist

Strict fasting has some longevity benefits, but a nutritionist says exercise, coffee, and sun are better ways to a long healthy life.
Health 2020-05-28T17:10:00Z

I fasted for Ramadan after shunning the ritual for years, and it changed my mental health for good

Fasting and practicing mindfulness in Ramadan also helped me open up, appreciate the little things, and work on my relationship with food.
Health 2020-04-29T14:00:00Z

How to work out and eat to maintain muscle and fitness while fasting during Ramadan

Listening to your body is key, but if you want to train during Ramadan, keep your workouts light during the day and eat to stabilize your energy.
Health 2020-03-25T17:50:00Z

Intermittent fasting may be a bad idea during the coronavirus pandemic, according to experts

Intermittent fasting and other diets that restrict calorie intake could just put additional stress on your body during an already-challenging time.
Health 2020-02-25T17:58:00Z

'Speed keto' combines intermittent fasting and the keto diet. It boosts weight loss, but experts say it's a bad idea.

Keto plus fasting, called "speed keto," can lead to quick weight loss, but it isn't sustainable, according to experts.
Health 2020-02-11T20:00:00Z

Intermittent fasting is the best diet for weight loss, but the Mediterranean diet is easier to stick to and healthier overall, study finds

Researchers at the University of Otago studied people on intermittent fasting, paleo, and Mediterranean diets. Some were easier to stick to.
Health 2020-01-24T15:50:00Z

Gwyneth Paltrow claims she shaved 1.7 years off her biological clock by changing her diet

Goop Labs tests whether veganism, the Mediterranean diet, or fasting can make your body or "biological age" younger. Experts say it's not accurate.
Health 2019-12-12T20:01:04Z

Google revealed the top trending diet searches of 2019, and it included plans from celebrities like J. Lo and Adele

The hottest search, however, was intermittent fasting, or restricting when you eat to certain hours of the day.
Health 2019-12-10T15:03:00Z

A lazy version of intermittent fasting may help people lose fat and lower cholesterol by eating 10 hours a day

In a new study, 19 overweight people restricted their eating window to 10 hours a day, and achieved stunning results.
Health 2019-10-22T10:35:00Z

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon say they fast for 16 hours every day and never eat in the morning

They say they consume only coffee and juice in the mornings. Aniston said she noticed "a big difference in going without solid food for 16 hours."
Health 2019-09-26T17:08:53Z

Will Smith says he fasted for 10 days and no longer needed a blood-pressure medication he'd been taking for a decade

The actor implemented the regimen to break his unhealthy eating patterns. A cardiologist said there were better ways to improve your heart health.
Health 2019-09-04T13:13:00Z

A sports nutritionist summited Mount Everest in just 10 days. Here's how she made the ascent that can often take weeks or months.

Roxanne Vogel took the fastest known route to Everest, by hacking her body into high-altitude, low-carb conditions.
Health 2019-09-03T14:15:00Z

A woman who summited Everest in just 2 weeks fasted during intense workouts and slept in oxygen-starved chambers to prepare for the journey

Roxanne Vogel, an endurance athlete, ate only about 200 calories the day she summited Everest. It was a feat she'd been training for.
Health 2019-08-22T19:47:00Z

A cancer researcher who studies intermittent fasting says 2 meals a day may be the ideal recipe for long-term health

Cancer researcher Dr. Miriam Merad has started eating dinner earlier than she used to because she wants to give her gut more time to rest.
Health 2019-08-22T15:00:00Z

Skipping a few meals with intermittent fasting may help people avoid cancer, diabetes, and heart disease

Skipping a meal a day may be a key to living longer and healthier. Scientists are discovering how it puts inflammatory cells to sleep, in a good way.
Health 2018-10-10T17:52:52Z

The best and worst types of intermittent fasting, according to experts

Chances are you've heard of intermittent fasting. But you might not know that there are actually four different types of the buzzworthy diet. To get the scoop on the best and worst types, INSIDER spoke to experts. Here's what you need to know.
Health 2018-09-12T16:37:00Z

Everything you need to know about the 16:8 principle — the most common form of intermittent fasting

When it comes to intermittent fasting, some people opt for the 16:8 principle. Here's what you need to know before trying this type of intermittent fasting that's compatible with most diets.
Health 2018-08-21T21:06:11Z

10 things you should know before you try intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting can have some unexpected positive and negative side effects and it may not be for everyone. We spoke to dietitians and here's what you should know about intermittent fasting before starting this eating trend.
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