Spiritualists have long claimed fasting as a remedy for the soul, but recent studies have shown it to be great for the body as well.
Research on calorie restriction has been going on, in earnest, since the 1930’s, after, according to Scientific American, “Cornell University nutritionist Clive McCay discovered that rats subjected to stringent daily dieting from an early age lived longer.” Over the next decades, researchers found that intermittent fasting, when not accompanied by subsequent overeating, has the possibility of extending lifespan and delaying development of the disorders that lead to death.
Calorie restriction is also, of course, a great way to control weight. The key to intermittent fasting is to form a plan and stick to it—don’t just randomly skip meals. The body loves regularity, and once it adapts to a certain eating schedule, hunger becomes easier to manage.
Intermittent fasting has the potential to have an amazing effect on overall health and wellness, so if you want to get on board and learn what it can do for you, take a look at these 6 health benefits of intermittent fasting.