- by Dr Sheetal Chhabria
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- Jul 25 2017
Intermittent fasting side effects
Intermittent fasting is not a diet, but a diet plan that is claimed to speed up fat loss and muscle growth compared to traditional eating plans. It is encouraged fundamentally in the scientific association; however, there are presently zero scientific studies (as of February 2014) that have supported intermittent fasting for gaining muscle while losing fat.
With caloric limitation, intermittent fasting can lead to weight loss. In a recent review (Varady, 2011) and one recent erratic clinical trial (Harvie et al., 2011), authors settle that intermittent fasting and daily caloric limitation are equally effective at encouraging weight loss in overweight and obese people. However, no researches to date have been done with athletes who need maintenance of muscle power, function and size.
Intermittent Fasting provides both positive and negative results. While it diminishes risk of diabetes and regenerates cells, it can also cause bloating, diarrhea, caffeine-dependency, diminished energy, hunger pangs, heartburn, brain fog and headaches. It also reduces athletic rendition and may have a negative effect on a female hormones. Circumvent during pregnancy.
No one talks about the obstacles one faces when fasting. Ultimately, Intermittent fasting or rather IF is an utmost way of dieting. Humans have been eating various meals a day for hundreds of years. We can’t just shift to caveman-eating and expect everything to be normal.
Side effects of intermittent fasting
Being awkwardly full After Eating
Most of us are used to eating many meals every day. This makes it easy to eat enough food without being overly full. You have to eat 1 or 2 large meals, with a small feeding window. These big meals can leave you feeling uneasy and constipated. Moreover, eating big meals at night can diminish the quality of sleep.
Most times when the fasting period ends you will be very hungry. So you’ll eat a lot of food and also eat again after a few hours before you start fasting again. With IF, you have to learn to manage big meals and you should be at ease with your stomach being stretched out for a few hours. Also note that assimilating a large meal can put stress on the body.
Addiction with fasting and feeding window
Some IF dieters hound over when they eat. They go to the level of calculating hours and minutes to keep eating. This leads to an addiction over food and folks start thinking about food all the time. Other dieters conclude following IF dieting method and extend the fast-period in order to lose weight faster.
Unfortunately, this leads to damaging weight loss and regain of weight time ahead. These addictions don’t last long so the dieters finally go back to old (unhealthy) eating habits. Amazingly, some dieters like intermittent fasting because it diminishes the obsession of eating after every couple of hours. They prefer the ease of one or two meals a day.
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