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Why Fasting Two Days A Week Makes You Healthier

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 This involves eating normally for five days a week and "fasting" for two. On those two fasting days, you eat about a quarter of your typical calorie intake — 500 calories for women and 600 calories for men. The rest of the time you can eat whatever you want.

The book, only recently released in the U.S., was written by Dr. Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer, both of the U.K. They claim this diet will make you lose weight faster than other standard diets — Mosley says he lost 20 pounds within a few weeks of starting the diet.

Although the extreme eating regime has been met with criticism in the health community, Mosley says the evidence to support intermittent fasting is there. The entire first chapter is even devoted to the "science of fasting."

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Comment by PureTrust
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Be careful with the fast, especially if you are older. You need more nutrition if you are older and active, because assimilation doesn't work as well for older people as it does for younger. For some people... fasting two days a week might make you weak faster.