Jennifer McDaniel on Bon Appetit: What’s Up with Intermittent Fasting?

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The potential benefits as a weight-loss strategy are compelling, says Jennifer McDaniel, a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). “Some researchers have shown that losing weight by Intermittent Fasting can help preserve lean body mass and potentially be a more sustainable approach compared to chronic calorie cutting.” McDaniel, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, adds that studies have shown that IF may also reduce certain risk factors for heart disease, improve memory, lower risk for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s and lower systemic inflammation. The theory behind this is that when the body is in a fasting state, it stops producing as many growth hormones and proteins and can repair cells.

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