You might think that fasting to lose weight would cause a drop in metabolism—I certainly assumed that it would—but this is not true according to a new, very interesting book called The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting by Jason Fung, MD and Jimmie Moore.
Fasting does not reduce basal metabolism.
In fact, one study suggests that the exact opposite happens.
4 days of continuous fasting increased metabolism by 12%
They noted that one study found that four (4) days of continuous fasting increased basal metabolism by 12 percent.
Dr. Fung explains why this is.
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