Fasting aids weight loss – but while it has helped some like Christian François (pictured) achieve their fitness goals, others have seen an increase in problems with their health. Photo: Elaine Yau
Fasting aids weight loss – but while it has helped some like Christian François (pictured) achieve their fitness goals, others have seen an increase in problems with their health. Photo: Elaine Yau
Wellness

Intermittent fasting worked for one wellness consultant, but not for another – experts explain why eating less often isn’t for everyone, and who should avoid it

  • Fasting gives the body a break from digestion, allowing it time to rejuvenate and detoxify – but not everyone should attempt it. Men usually see better results
  • Two Beijing-based wellness consultants tried, with mixed results – Christian François lost 9kg in three months; Alessia Chizzoniti quit because of health issues

Fasting aids weight loss – but while it has helped some like Christian François (pictured) achieve their fitness goals, others have seen an increase in problems with their health. Photo: Elaine Yau
Fasting aids weight loss – but while it has helped some like Christian François (pictured) achieve their fitness goals, others have seen an increase in problems with their health. Photo: Elaine Yau
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