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Does Fasting Lead to Weight Loss?

Posted on January 10, 2011 by 5 Comments

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fastingMany popular fad diet plans recommend fasting or eating little except cabbage soup, juice, or some other liquid for several days as a way to jump-start weight loss. But do they work?

Hardly, and here’s why. Not so very long ago, humans lived in a feast or famine world. Food was difficult to come by, and sometimes was not available at all. To ensure survival, the human body coped with these cycles by going into starvation mode when calories were few and far between.

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