Members of the Jain community in Mumbai, India, protest a High Court order that banned santhara, a practice of fasting until death.
September 2, 2015 A member of the ancient religion of Jainism who is very sick or very old may opt to stop eating. But India's Supreme Court is weighing a ban on the practice because suicide is illegal by Indian law.
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Nothing: It's what's for dinner.
December 1, 2014 Restricting your calories for short periods of time may be one way to counter seasonal overeating. A few studies make a cautious but encouraging case for the health benefits of regular "minifasts."
People following a 5-2 diet would eat lean protein and non-starchy vegetables two days a week.
July 29, 2013 The idea of intermittent mini-fasting seems to be gaining traction. The appeal: Dieters have to restrict calories for only two days a week. Research suggests this approach is more effective than trying to cut back on calories 24/7.
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