Intermittent Fasting – yay or nay? I’ve been a bit worried about the barrage of articles I’ve been seeing about how amazing this is, most seeming to say everyone should do it. My personal experience with any sort of fasting has been horrific and I simply can’t recommend it based on my own trials. Yes, I understand statistics and that I am a n = 1 sample size, but it affects me so badly I can’t imagine I am the only one!
Then this article arrived in my inbox this morning and it helped explain the reason it doesn’t work for me. It appears that women are more negatively affected by it than men are! So, while I still can’t say if it’s good or bad for men (I still lean towards bad but can’t use personal experience to test it), I can now use science to back my gut reaction to it’s effects on women.
Some women who try intermittent fasting experience missed periods, metabolic disturbances, and even early-onset menopause. Sure, it can work for some women. But here’s why intermittent fasting could be bad — even counterproductive — for your goals.
Read the rest of the article here. Stay healthy out there!