Long-term caloric restriction is known to provide a variety of health benefits. But it can be difficult for people to stay compliant with caloric restriction. In a recent review articlescientists analyzed the scientific literature and found that intermittent fasting provides the same benefits of caloric restriction. Intermittent fasting is defined as a period of fasting of at least 12 hours, during which the body flips a “metabolic switch.” When this switch is triggered, the body