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Is fasting safe and useful for weight loss?

The act of fasting—abstaining from food for a specific period of time—is gaining in popularity among some fitness enthusiasts and weight-loss dieters as a means to reign in calorie intake, but it certainly isn’t anything new. Despite the recent interest in the subject among authors (The Fast Diet, The Overnight Diet, The Warrior Diet, The Alternate Day Diet, etc.), fasting has been practiced around the world for ages. Hunger strikes, religious fasting periods and extreme “cleanses” designed to “purify” mind and body are all variations of fasting (and for the record, I don’t recommend extreme “cleanses” or long term fasting—they…

Is fasting safe and useful for weight loss?

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Healthy? Check. Cheap? Check. Easy? Check. Filling? Check. Doesn't get soggy in a lunchbox? Check. Completely delicious? Check. This lentil salad ticks all the boxes for a meal that will get you through the workday. If you can't get to a microwave, it's even surprisingly decent chilled. No time to roast the beets? No problem. Low-sodium canned beets will work just as well.

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