Fasting refers to the process of abstaining from food for a certain reason. It could be for health reasons or religious reasons. Fasting can be dry where there is total abstinence from food and there is wet fasting where a person does not eat solid food but they take liquids. Nowadays there is fasting for weight loss which is said to be dangerous.
In the never-ending quest for that Holy Grail of sustainable weight loss, more people are experimenting with some form of fasting. Celebs have helped popularize quick fixes. Many may recall Beyonce's pre-Grammy 14 days of lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup.