Is Fasting for Weight Loss Safe?

Is Fasting for Weight Loss Safe?

The reasons why fasting longer than 24 hours, and particularly three or more days, should only be done under the supervision of a health professional and preferably in a live-in clinic.

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Fasting for a week or two can actually interfere with the loss of body fat? If you missed it, check out my last video Is Fasting Beneficial for Weight Loss? ( and for more background, Benefits of Fasting for Weight Loss Put to the Test (

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Next I turn my focus to intermittent fasting—stay tuned:
• Alternate-Day Intermittent Fasting Put to the Test (
• Is Alternate-Day Intermittent Fasting Safe? (
• Does Intermittent Fasting Increase Human Life Expectancy? (
• The 5:2 Diet and the Fasting-Mimicking Diet Put to the Test (
• Time-Restricted Eating Put to the Test (
• The Benefits of Early Time-Restricted Eating (

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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