It seems like there's always some buzzy diet that has gotten everyone's attention—suddenly, everyone you know is on it and can't stop talking about it. There's been Atkins, South Beach, keto, paleo, macrobiotic, plant-based, and probably a whole lot more that I can list, but we'd be here forever if I did. One diet or eating plan, in particular, that has been around for a while but has become popularized in recent years is intermittent fasting (IF).
Advocates of intermittent fasting say it's good for both the body and mind. Some people say it's helped them lose weight, reduce inflammation, and ward off certain diseases and that it supports brain health.
It all sounds good, right? But since we're always looking at what's trending in the wellness world with a sharp eye here at THE/THIRTY, we wanted to get a breakdown of what intermittent fasting exactly is and if it's really good for you from the experts. Here's what we discovered.