What are the benefits of fasting? Well, let me start with the bad news. A head-to-head trial showed no difference in weight loss with fasting versus simply cutting calories. But that’s not where the story ends. It turns out fasting is terrific for many things, such as lowering your visceral fat and decreasing insulin resistance, and lowering LDL. In addition, fasting increases adiponectin which helps clear lipids out of your blood. The bottom line is fasting has so many benefits from your head to your toes. It is a valuable tool to incorporate as part of our healthy lifestyle.