Curation of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting and How the media interprets it. The task of FINDING items on my topic was not the issue. The problem came when to choose the best items on my topic. I wanted to find pieces of content that didn’t simply graze over the diet or portray it as a cure-all diet, that gets rid of your stretch marks, student loans or any other problems in your life. The content that I found to fit best gives an accurate, credible, truthful and unbiased look on Intermittent Fasting. (I’m sure you can see where the challenge has now come in!)

“We Tried Intermittent Fasting For a Month” – Youtube Video

  • I chose this as my first piece of content because the way the video is cut, edited, and organized really gives the viewer a full comprehensive look on what it’s like to try this diet and the effects that the “test subjects” had after a month. I would also like to note how adding in the segment with the nutritionist at the beginning of the video adds more trust and credibility to me. While one of the people who were trying the diet to lose weight, the other was participating to lower his higher blood pressure and high cholesterol, expressing the perspective that this diet isn’t just a “lose weight fast” fad.

“What I would recommend you eat during those eating hours, is the same I would recommend  for someone who wasn’t Intermittent Fasting.”

“Intermittent Fasting – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” – Blog Post

  • This blog, “Fueled by Science” article gives the honest, no sugar-coating truth about Intermittent Fasting. Chana Davis, the curator of the blog, has her PhD and uses her knowledge and research to “empower others to make food choices from a place of knowledge rather than rooted in fear or hype.”

” Thus, while I am excited to share our success story I want to emphasize the importance of being honest with yourself about your habits and of developing a long term, sustainable plan for healthy eating”

“Where’s the line between intermittent fasting and eating disorders?” – News Article

  • I wanted to include one piece of content that stretched into somewhat of a “taboo” subject. This article properly illustrates the possible dangers that this diet and the way that social media often portrays it can be on people.

” Although eating less a couple of days a week can be good for you, health experts are becoming concerned that, at least for some people, #fasting may just be a glamorous re-brand of eating disorders — old-style crash diets repackaged as Instagram ‘body positivity”

“How Intermittent Fasting Can Impact Your Mind According to Experts.” – Magazine Article

  • “Shape” magazine takes a different approach to the diet as a whole, focusing on the mental and physiological effects that this routine eating can have on you. All “experts” mentioned in the article are promptly linked and credited, building my trust with the article and magazine as a whole.

”  it’s important you know more than just how the intermittent eating plan can affect your body but also your mind”

“Intermittent fasting is Google’s most searched diet of 2019: Is it right for you.” -News Article

  • This Good Morning America article looks at not just my topic of Intermittent Fasting, but just how wide the trend reached in the past year, on all platforms of media. From Search engines to Social Media platforms. It gives a proper examination of article posts and Instagram posts and analyzes data from accredited sources.

“The good news, according to experts, is that intermittent fasting is one nutrition trend that can be safe and effective..”

My Media Usage This Week 

This week, in comparison to the first week that the 24-hour media usage assignment, and taking this class in general, I have noticed a massive shift in the way I view and take in news. For one, I use to almost never actively look for sources in articles that I was reading. Now, when scrolling through my phone, I ALWAYS have to see the sources listed, falling down a rabbit hole of looking at each source and determining if it’s legitimate or not. I also find that I have tried to take the “Slow News” approach when researching for this project. At the beginning of this session, I would have skimmed through articles, trying to find buzz words that fit what I wanted to say and copy and paste them into a word document. Taking a breath and truly giving my undivided attention to pieces of content that I’m taking in has changed my “second by second” news cycle that I have grown so accustomed to. I would say the most beneficial concept I have gained from this class is breaking the habits that I had subconsciously formed in terms of taking in media. The days of glossing over articles and posts without a second thought have happily diminished.