Break the rules or break yourself. That’s the overarching lesson Pilar Gerasimo has learned during two decades spent covering — and influencing — the health-and-wellness industry. And also through the course of her own life.
Not so long ago, nutrition experts advised eating small, frequent meals throughout the day and never, ever skipping them. Today, some of those experts have changed their view. They now recommend a practice called intermittent fasting, or IF, an approach to food timing that involves periodic short fasts — anywhere from 14 to 48 hours — that can spark substantial health benefits.