Is Intermittent Fasting a Safe and Effective Way to Lose Weight?

Learn more about intermittent fasting and which common weight management drugs are covered by ASEBP.

All methods of intermittent fasting involve periods of reduced food or caloric intake, alternating with your regular eating habits. Due to potential health risks, intermittent fasting is not recommended for youth under 18, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or individuals with Type 1 diabetes. Speak with your health care provider before trying any type of intermittent fast.

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How ASEBP Supports You

ASEBP’s Extended Health Care benefits provide coverage for a range of medications and other medical services, such as psychology and counselling, to support weight management. For more information, contact a benefit specialist.

If you have ASEBP’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), you also have access to four cost-free hours of counselling or health coaching each calendar year. Get support from registered nurses, dietitians, and other practitioners to help you manage your weight and improve your quality of life.

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Your ASEBP benefit plan covers a range of health and wellness services.
For more information, email or call us at 1-877-431-4786. You can also schedule a phone, video, or in-person meeting with a benefit specialist at

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