Intermittent fasting: is it when – not what – you eat that really matters?

Jackie Read, Osteopath and Naturopath

What is intermittent fasting?

Intermittent fasting is an alternative form of caloric restriction in which individuals periodically abstain from eating for varying periods of time, typically longer than an overnight fast. Forms of intermittent fasting you may have heard of include the 5:2 diet