If you’re spending a third of your life on an acitivity, you’d be forgiven for assuming that you’ve mastered the craft by now. Except it’s getting tougher. Two thirds of the UK population suffer from disrupted sleep, and a third say they have insomnia. It’s a problem that’s not going away anytime soon.
You might still be wondering whether intermittent fasting actually provides any benefits that you can’t get from your standard put-food-on-the-scale and calorie counting diet. And while it isn’t necessarily going to be the fix-all miracle diet, there’s one particular mechanism that gives it an edge over other diets. Fasting gives your digestion some much-needed time off.