Fasting diets—diet that closely restrict the consumption of calories—have sort of a bad rep. No one wants to starve themselves in the name of an over-stereotyped #bikinibody (completely unhealthy), and who really gets jazzed about the idea of cutting down on mealtimes—even if it is done the healthy way? (Psst... Count This Instead of Calories to Lose Weight In 4 Weeks.)
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As someone who went through puberty with lightning speed—I'm talking from size A cup to a D cup the summer after my freshman year of high school—I can understand, and certainly empathize with, teen girls struggling with body changes. Despite my seemingly overnight developments, I was able to still pursue my love of athleticism, becoming a a two-sport athlete in high school: a striker on the soccer team in the fall, a (not-fast) track runner in the spring.
We know that keeping our minds and bodies healthy and youthful ties back to our diets and our exercise routines—living a clean, active life usually leads to a longer, healthy one. (Psst... Your Attitude Toward Aging Can Have a Direct Effect On Your Health too.) But what if staying young was as easy as popping a pill? Sounds too good be true, right?