Intermittent fasting and the impact on our health

Posted by Scratch | September 14, 2019

PITTSBURGH (FFD) - I like hearing good news about intermittent fasting. Here is some I would like to share: Dr. Mathew Devine, the Medical Director at Accountable Health Partners and Highland Family Medicine, had this to say recently to RochesterFirst.com about the health benefits of intermittent fasting.

“It’s actually spacing the amount of food you eat within a certain amount of time during the daytime hours, usually when it’s light, and then actually fasting, eating nothing for stretches of periods of time,” said Dr. Devine of intermittent fasting. “Now there are multiple different ways to do intermittent fasting, but I think the majority of them is kind of having a set time that you eat and then you’re essentially having nothing to eat after that period of time.”

According to the article, Dr. Devine said intermittent fasting can help a person lose weight, but not necessarily more or less weight than other popular diets, such as the Mediterranean diet or Atkins diet. The important takeaways, the article states, is the added health benefits of intermittent fasting. “The biggest thing is cutting down on refined sugars, trying to really decrease some of the carbohydrates that you’re in, but having things like whole grains, fruits, vegetables.”

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