Intermittent fasting works really well for certain people… in certain situations.
Some might even say it’s “life-changing.”
But others? Not so much. And this seems especially true for women.
What is INTERMITTENT FASTING?
Intermittent fasting (commonly known as IF) is the practice of going prolonged periods without eating.
There are lots of ways to do it, including fasting for 12 hours a day and then eating in the remaining time, fasting for 18 hours, skipping meals, alternate-day fasting, and others.
There’s evidence that intermittent fasting—when done properly, in the RIGHT PEOPLE—might help:
- Regulate blood glucose
- Controls blood lipids, like triglycerides
- Reduce the risk of coronary disease
- Manage body weight
- Help you gain (or maintain) lean mass
- Reduce the risk of cancer, and more.
So, naturally, a lot of people are trying it.
While intermittent fasting seems to benefit many men, it can have a negative effect on a woman’s hormones and metabolism. Women and Men are different genetically. Hence, the way their bodies responds to fat loss is also different.
Intermittent fasting is a new Health trend, but please don’t get caught up in this trend if you cannot do it lifelong or if you are a FEMALE.
Experimenting with intermittent fasting probably seems tiny. So what could it hurt to give it a shot?
Well, for some women, it’s a bigger deal than you might expect
Turns out, the hormones regulating key functions—like ovulation, metabolism, and even mood—are incredibly sensitive to your energy intake.
In fact, changing how much—and even when—you eat can negatively impact your reproductive hormones.
This can lead to a far-reaching ripple effect, causing all sorts of health issues.
However, if you already doing it and is feeling obsessive, unhinged, and consistently lethargic, ease off.
Stop intermittent fasting if:
- Your menstrual cycle stops or becomes irregular
- You have problems falling asleep or staying asleep
- Your hair starts falling out more than usual
- You start to develop dry skin or acne
- You’re noticing you don’t recover from workouts as easily
- Your injuries are slow to heal, or you get every bug going around
- Your tolerance to stress decreases
- Your moods start swinging
- Your heart starts going pitter-patter in a weird way
- Your interest in romance fizzles
- Your lady parts stop appreciating it when it happens
- Your digestion slows down noticeably
- You always seem to feel cold
It’s your health that matters not the number on the weight scale. BE WISE !! Shortcuts JUST DON’T WORK!!