Diet Myth or Truth: Fasting Is Effective for Weight Loss
The Truth About Fasting
The bottom line: Nutrition experts agree that fasting is a potentially
dangerous, and not particularly effective, way to lose weight.
Instead of a fast, opt for a healthy eating plan that you can stick with
long-term Healthy diets
provide a minimum of 1,200 calories and include a variety of fruits,
vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, lean protein, and healthy fats, along
with regular physical activity.
If you are not convinced and want to go on a fast, be sure to consult your
Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, is director of nutrition for WebMD. Her
opinions and conclusions are her own.