14 Of The Biggest Lies And Myths Told About Fasting (Even We Didn’t Know #9!)

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Over the past few years, intermittent fasting has become super popular.


If you haven’t heard about it, intermittent fasting is a type of eating pattern where you have certain cycles or time periods where you eat and other time periods of fasting.

There are numerous fasting plans, including the 5/2 diet, where you eat as you normally would 5 days of the week and eat nothing or a minimal amount of food (generally less than 600 calories) for the other 2 days. There is also the 16-hour fast, where people eat all their meals in an 8-hour period and fast during the other 16 hours of the day.

Like most diets or eating plans, there are tons of myths, lies, and plain old misinformation about fasting that prevents many people from giving it a try.

Whether you are an old pro at fasting or you are just checking it out, keep reading. We are going to look at the top 14 myths that surround fasting and find out the truth.


1. You Should Eat Breakfast Like a King

Have you ever heard this saying? Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen, and dinner like a pauper. This basic train of thought is connected to the belief that you should limit food, especially carbs, in the evening so it won’t be stored as fat. During Ramadan fasting, people eat high levels of carbs and sweets late into the night, yet it has no effect on their body weight or their body fat percentage. If studies during Ramadan don’t convince you, consider that other studies have looked at people who eat most of their calories early in the day, and others who consume the majority of their calories later in the afternoon, and found that the group which consumed most of their calories in the evenings gained more muscle mass than the group who ate big breakfasts.

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