Whether you're dealing with inflammation, looking to find your happy weight, or want to prevent disease, more and more holistic doctors are recommending intermittent fasting. Defined as a period of time when you don't eat—typically around 16 hours, although adding or subtracting a few hours is fine—intermittent fasting improves energy, heals the gut, and can treat symptoms of depression.
But when it comes to fitness, intermittent fasting feels a little more precarious. Is it really a good idea to send your body into a fasted state when you exercise nearly every day? It may not be for everyone, but some of the fittest people in the world swear by it. Here, six super-fit people explain why.