The thought of purposely not eating may sound unrealistic and even terrible to you.
However, our bodies were not designed to eat constantly.
Until the last century or so, most people lived a "feast or famine" lifestyle. It was not uncommon for them to go a day or more between meals until they could afford to buy more food or until they could find another animal or plant to eat.
Eating multiple meals per day has resulted in a ton of health issues, including diabetes, obesity, hypertension, heart disease, and many others.
In this article, I will discuss the history of fasting and some false information we have been taught about dieting.
I will also discuss the medical benefits of fasting, some popular ways of fasting that have been shown to help with weight loss, and I will answer some common questions that people have about fasting.