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When Elizabeth Russell’s OB/Gyn asked that question, she thought she might have misunderstood. What about the nutritional guidance her doctor had advised throughout pregnancy? Fasting couldn’t be healthy, could it?“It was time to lose the baby weight, but I never considered fasting as an alternative, at least not a healthy one,” she said. “When my doctor said it was the method she chose to get back to her pre-pregnancy weight, I decided to investigate.”