It seems you can! Research shows that intermittent fasting (going without food for 14-36 hours) coupled with exercise forces the breakdown of fat and glycogen (liver ‘sugar’), helping your body burn fat without sacrificing muscle mass. I (Tanya) did an experiment late last year which incorporated this method of eating/exercise.
Here are the results from just two months of intermittent fasting with exercise:
1.1kg body weight lost
2.29% body fat lost
5.5cm on girth measurements lost
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