Health Check Podcast: How to practise intermittent fasting safely to lose some weight

In our Health Check podcast: ST correspondent Joyce Teo (left) and podcasting head Ernest Luis (right) host Ms Alvernia Chua, a senior dietitian with National Healthcare Group Polyclinics, to clear the air about a popular weight loss approach called
In our Health Check podcast: ST correspondent Joyce Teo (left) and podcasting head Ernest Luis (right) host Ms Alvernia Chua, a senior dietitian with National Healthcare Group Polyclinics, to clear the air about a popular weight loss approach called intermittent fasting.

TAP/CLICK TO LISTEN: Health Check Ep 30: How to practise intermittent fasting safely to lose some weight

11:05 mins

Synopsis: In this fortnightly podcast series on Wednesdays, The Straits Times guides you to healthier living and clears up common misconceptions on health.

In this episode, ST correspondent Joyce Teo and podcasting head Ernest Luis host Ms Alvernia Chua, a senior dietitian with National Healthcare Group Polyclinics.

She will clear up the air about a popular weight loss approach called intermittent fasting. What are the different methods? What are the misconceptions?

There are different methods, such as fasting for 16 hours and eating within an eight-hour window, or fasting on alternate days or for an entire day in a week.

1. What reduces weight is total amount of calories consumed in a day (1:25)

2. Find out why those with diabetes should view intermittent fasting methods with caution (3:18)

3. Which groups of people - including breastfeeding mothers - should not try intermittent fasting (4:35)

4. What is the 16:8 intermittent fasting method? (6:10)

5. Side effects of intermittent fasting methods (9:20)

Produced by: Joyce Teo and Ernest Luis

Edited by: Adam Azlee

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