On Nutrition: Need To Lose Weight? Try Fasting

It's been dissed as a fad, but skipping meals might actually be smart.

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Staff writer Katherine Hobson

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You may have noticed, though, that the bottom line to any of these meal skipping or reducing techniques is cutting down on the overall number of calories you eat and thus losing weight. That is never easy, but for some people, skipping a meal or two a week or taking a day every month away from food, or eating a lot less during a given meal or on every other day may be more appealing than simply cutting calories all the time.