This video introduces the eating pattern of intermittent fasting, which has increased in popularity over the past several years. Out of the 3 known types, the most popular way to apply this eating pattern is through the 16:8 pattern of eating, wherein you only eat for eight hours a day. Intermittent fasting as a whole has been widely popularized for its potential to help with weight loss and the ability to induce positive health effects. However, not everyone is well-informed on whether the science backs up these claims. This video uses recent scientific findings to describe the effects of intermittent fasting. Although intermittent fasting remains a popular strategy for weight loss, the science seems to find the results comparable to that of conventional dieting methods. In addition, there are also some undesirable side-effects associated with this eating pattern. We are demystifying what intermittent fasting really is, how it works, and why you might or might not want to give it a try!