Fasting, or intermittent fasting, has become one of the most popular diet trends. Apparently, not only it is an effective way to lose weight in a relatively short period of time, but also have a number of healthy side effects. Whether chosen a 5:2 or a 16:8 regime, followers of both claim that they have lost weight, eat less, and feel more energetic, among other short term benefits. So far so good. But what do we know about the long term effects of this trending regime? We did a non-biased investigation over the web only to find that the jury has not given its final verdict yet. We found that there has been contradictory evidences on the pros and cons of fasting as a viable weight loss path. Some evidence claim fasting could help to reverse diabetes or reduce the risks of developing it. Other, such as the study presented by the University of Sao Paulo at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting recently held in Barcelona, claim that while fasting might achieve weight loss, it also might affect the pancreas and impair the action of the sugar regulating insulin, thus leading to an increased risk of developing diabetes. On the study they found that while the rats observed effectively lost weight overall and ate less, the amount of fat around their belly actually increased. However, Michael Mosley, author of the 5:2 regime, pointed out that the rats used on the study were on an absolute fasting diet, which differs from its 5:2 regime in which females eat 500 calories and males eat 600 calories a day for 2 days while eating their normal way for the other five. Who’s right? Does it really works? It’s too early to know. What we do know is that a healthy diet and a regular visit to the gym will definitely help you lose weight. And for those stubborn fat cells around the waist, there is My Cosmetic Surgery in Miami and its affordable procedures. Just call 3052649636 and find out how they can help you recover that beautiful body shape you always had.