There is some evidence that intermittent fasting causes changes in the body that are different to those of other diets. This evidence is often limited to animal studies, with research specifically on people much harder to come by.

However, there is very strong evidence that when you actually ask people to eat differently, in the real world, there is pretty much no difference between fad diets. Intermittent fasting in particular is extremely hard to maintain and most people who try it fail to keep the weight off. You can read my blog on the matter if you’re interested.

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