Intermittent fasting is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it gives you clear guidelines. On the other, it can cause eating disorders, chronic stress, muscle loss, and even fat gain.
Because you’re putting your body in a constant state of stress. When the stress accumulates, your body reacts.
Three Groups of People That Intermittent Fasting Negatively Impacts
People in high-stress jobs. When you add a 16-hour per day stressor for weeks on end to an already stressful schedule, your body will respond with low energy and you’ll eventually burn out.
Fasting IS a stressor, too—it’s a good stressor—but you have to balance it out with high recovery. If you’re super-stressed out already, your window for recovery is slim and your chance for burnout is high.
People with autoimmune diseases. You’re stacking stressor on top of stressor and your body will respond with more inflammation.
Females. The consequences for females are even more severe. Conatant stress can result in an angry reproductive system specifically. The body will start reacting with insomnia, energy loss, hair loss, missed periods, abdominal fat gain, and your adrenals being all over the place.
Note: The cut-off seems to be 4-6 weeks before you start seeing any negative effects. So if you want to do IF for that time frame, do you, boo-boo.
The ONLY Type of Fasting that Prevents Muscle Loss and Fat Gain
This kind of fasting results in:
- Consistent weight loss over time
- Definition in your abdominal area
- Fat loss without losing muscle
Want to know what it is? Of course you do. And, I’m going to tell you all about it. In the podcast.
- The most powerful kind of fasting for fat loss (and lean gains)
- How to know if fasting is ruining your results
- How to avoid the dangers of intermittent fasting
- How to structure your workouts to maintain lower stress levels and high recovery
Ready to add this powerful form of fasting to maximize your fat loss potential (without losing muscle)? This podcast is for you!