I found this comment on one of my previous posts. It actually took me a couple reads before I realized the irony in what he was saying:
I find it interesting that so many people have had to defend their fasting to friends and family members.
When I studied abroad in France, my host-mother would often fast to lose weight. To me at the time it seemed like a really unhealthy approach, but I'm the one who gained 20 pounds that year!!
In my opinion this is the exact opposite of how it should be. Intuitively, the idea of constantly eating and consuming has always seemed unhealthy to me.
I guess the food industry has successfully figured out exactly how much money they need to spend in advertising to erase the logic of "eat less to lose weight" and replace it with "just keep eating our stuff, losing weight isn't healthy, to be healthy you need to eat even more"
My advice to anyone who has had trouble losing weight with the common approach of multiple small meals a day is to give flexible intermittent fasting and honest try.
If one approach hasn't worked for you then there is absolutely NO REASON for you to keep following it. You may as well try a different approach.
Eventually, you will find something that works and that is easy, comfortable and that you can envision yourself doing for a long period of time.
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