I would bet 5 to 10 percent of the news stories I read each day concern some new report or study of something by someone somewhere in the world.
One that caught my attention very early today is a report on findings which show that something called “alternate day fasting” is no more successful than daily calorie watching when it comes to weight loss.
I learned that “alternate day fasting” is what it’s called when a dieter completely fasts or eats almost nothing on one day, then feasts on foods of their choice the next.
At the risk of sounding unscientific, I am wondering out loud who would think that alternate fasting is a good idea?
And who would be surprised that starving yourself one day, and then binge the next would be at all healthy?
Apparently, enough weight-conscious people are experimenting with the concept to make studying it a worthwhile endeavor.
Researchers found that the number of people who give up “alternate day fasting” over time far exceeds the number of people who just watch their caloric intake.
Somehow that knowledge makes me feel a little better about the common sense of people, if only marginally so.
Perhaps the people “alternate day fasting” out there might want to engage in a little additional exercise, like pushing themselves away from the dinner table a little earlier.
That’s the way I see it.