Trying intermittent fasting? THIS is how this diet can impact your body

Fasting can have a major impact on our mind and body so, before you try intermittent fasting you should find out the side effects of this diet.
Trying intermittent fasting? THIS is how this diet can impact your body
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Intermittent fasting is a type of diet wherein a person tries to do some short term fasting in order to shed some kilos and look, fitter. They follow a different kind of routine and fast on a schedule like on alternate days or thrice a week or restrict the time during which they allow themselves to eat. These diets are trending these days because people don’t have to completely starve themselves and they can eat and lose weight. Intermittent fasting means that during the fasting period you cannot eat or drink anything. You’re only allowed to drink water in order to stay hydrated. This diet does not impact what you consume instead it focuses on scheduling your meals. In this diet, you will have to keep a gap of a few hours between your dinner and your bedtime. But putting all that aside the fasting periods can have a major impact on your body.

Here’s how this diet impacts your body and health: 

1. Blood Sugar

If you suffer from diabetes, this diet could make things worse for you. It’s essential to eat between regular intervals in order to maintain your blood sugar levels and when you don’t eat during your fasting periods it could impact your blood sugar levels and spoil your health condition.

2. Hunger Pangs

You will definitely have hunger pangs and cravings when you fast for a longer period of time. When you don’t eat, you will feel hungry and have unhealthy cravings.

3. Overeating

Once you start eating after fasting for 12 to 24 hours, you will feel hungrier than before. Skipping meals or fasting for longer periods makes you hungrier and in turn, you will end up overeating and fail to control your portions.

4. Fatigue

Not eating can make you feel low and tired. When you fail to eat and spend your day fasting, your body will not have enough healthy calories to burn and produce energy. This will make you feel low on energy and tired.

5. Moody

When you don’t get food when you’re hungry, it can impact your mind. It can make you irritable and moody. Mood swings will be a common phenomenon.

6. Eating Disorder

Not eating for extended periods of time can lead to an eating disorder. Once you’re given an opportunity to eat your fill not feel like eating and food will start disgusting you. It could lead to disorders like anorexia.

7. Unrealistic

This diet is unrealistic in the long term. No one can live without eating and spend most of their day fasting in order to shed some kilos.

8. Headache

Not eating can lead to dehydration due to lack of water and food intake as well. People tend to forget all about their thirst when they haven’t eaten.

9. Imbalanced Diet

This diet has nothing to do with balancing your diet; instead, it talks about when and where you eat and not what you eat. This diet allows unhealthy food intake and does not restrict it.

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