But Libin doesn’t really think skipping a meal or two counts. “People who are doing 16/8,” he says, referring to a schedule in which you fast for 16 hours of a day and eat regularly during the remaining eight, “to me that’s not fasting. That’s eating.”
It’s true that my weight loss — and then average weight — was lower when I was doing 24hr fasting twice a week. There’s also some research about doing a long fast every so ofter. But going a few days without fasting seems a bit extreme even for me.
I’m currently vaguely doing 16/8 twice a week, and my weight has crept slightly up, but still held on my 78kg.