Are you tired of heavy gym and medicines to lose your body weight? Then try Intermittent Fasting. This technique is around for a very long time but rarely known to people. It is now trending and proves effective to lose weight.
Intermittent Fasting is a term that restricts the intake of calories. In simple words, it is a type of fasting where you cannot eat or drink to shed your calories or body weight. It has its own routine and schedule on the alternate days or twice and thrice in a week. the only thing you need to mark is to maintain a few hours gap between your dinner and bedtime.
“Since you need to have a calorie deficit to lose weight, eating within a window makes it easier to eat less and hit your designated calories,” Dr. Seltzer, MD, weight-loss physician and certified personal trainer explain. he also stated that “True fasting has a large variety of health benefits beyond those that occur with calorie restriction. It can cause something called cellular autophagy, where our cells eat themselves [to destroy damaged cells and make way for new, healthy ones].”
Types of fasting:
- The 5:2 Diet.
- The 16:8 Diet.
- 24 hours and Longer.
Fasting has a great impact on the body. Some people should not consider it as it can cause a serious problem to your health. Here are some effects and disadvantages of fasting, if you’re thinking to do it then you must read it:
Low Blood Sugar Level: Diabetic people should not try fasting. Low blood sugar or hypoglycemia is the main side effect of Diabetic meditation. As a diabetic patient, you must eat something every 2 hours, you cannit skip eating. this will lead you to a low blood sugar level which will cause headaches, blurred vision, sweating, fatigue.
Food Cravings and stomach growling: Skipping diet can give some serious stomach growling. Not eating for more hours will make you hungry. Dr. Seltzer explains- “The main worry is setting off binge-eating behavior, because you are so hungry you’re eating 5,000 calories [and going way over your daily amount],”
Overeating after hours of Fasting: After 16 to 24 hours of fasting, you will start eating and once you started, it feels hungrier than before. this will make you overeating and let to serious issues.
Dehydration: skipping food and water will you towards dehydration. this will cause headaches and issues to your body.