Hello, how are you? Today we want to talk about a subject that may cause some controversy, but it is worth the publication. Let’s talk about intermittent fasting, this trend in diet that appeals to many people, but which also causes astonishment in several health professionals.
We want to emphasize that the purpose of our publication is in no way to create a dispute, or to generate disputes. We research and read the opinion of nutritionists, nutrologists, and we have a team of health professionals to support each word.
But we also made space in our research for people who practice intermittent fasting, so they can explain how this practice has worked and what the apparent benefits are.
So we have condensed all this information into a simple and straightforward article. & nbsp;
Okay, let’s get started. Get comfortable and enjoy reading
What is intermittent fasting?
Intermittent fasting is a new trend that emerged strongly in 2019, and gained even more fans in 2020. In practice, it works as a promise to lose weight by placing long intervals between meals.
Fans of intermittent fasting rely on the body’s natural metabolism as the best way to diet. Spacing food with long periods of hunger, the body is expected to burn fat and incur the loss of fat mass. & Nbsp;
An intermittent fast usually works between 10 and 14 hours. However, in some cases this number can even reach 24 hours without any meals or food. & Nbsp;
The types of intermittent fasting are:
- Fasting for 12 hours without eating – including the recommended 8 hours of sleep
- Fasting for 16 hours, called Leangains – 16 hour window between one meal and another, and 8 hour window between subsequent meals
- Protocol: eat – stop – eat – 24 hour fast between two meals.
Remembering that fasts are programmed, not habits. No one who is part of an intermittent fasting process will take a 24-hour break between meals daily. A day of the week is chosen especially for this.
What do nutritionists say about intermittent fasting?
However, we need to make it clear that practice can also be extremely dangerous and incur several health risks. To begin with, there is an addictive system that can directly interfere with metabolism. Understand:
Feeling hungry all the time is a big problem and using food as a relief for stress and anxiety represents a health risk, on the other hand, not feeling hungry at the right times is just as undesirable. After all, well-regulated metabolism requires the body to receive daily energies, both in the form of rest, and in calories consumed.
As with any other nutritional strategy, the intermittent fasting diet has its limitations and rules. & nbsp;
We have to remember that each one has its nutritional need, carries its genetic load, has different physical characteristics and performs different activities throughout the day. That is, what may be good for one may not be for the other.
And finally, it is important to note that the absence of nutrients, in the long run, can cause important changes to the body, such as hair loss or thinning, intestinal constipation, osteoporosis, anemia, dehydration, impaired mental activity, difficulty concentrating , anxiety and irritation.
Summary: intermittent fasting, should I do it or not?
If you have a training routine and it needs energy to guarantee performance, it is highly discouraged to practice intermittent fasting. Since exercise requires burning calories and your body has to rely on an abundant supply of energy.
The best recipe for those who want to gain muscle, lose fat and get in shape is: training. There is no secret about this. Training has numerous health benefits, as well as better results in areas such as self-control, decreased anxiety, among others.
Intermittent fasting emerges as a fad among diets and just like all other fashions needs to be considered carefully. Regardless of your posture, never make a decision without consulting a trusted expert.
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