To fast or not to fast, that is a dumb question if you enjoy food. But if you’re trying to lose weight, silly ideas start sounding smart.
A great study several years ago, on middle aged overweight, hypertensive men split them up into two groups: one at 2500 cals/day in three meals, the others broke it up into 17 meals. That’s about 160 calories/meal!
At the end of the study period, the multi-meal group lost weight, lost fat, lowered cholesterol, lowered blood pressures, and lowered triglycerides.
The point it, eat to lose weight and fat, starvation is a short term solution to a long term problem. Despite the upcoming fad of intermittent fasting, remember the solution is the same as for all diets – eat less. How you do that is the issue, but that’s what you gotta do!