There are always new diet fads taking the world by storm and intermittent fasting is currently one of them.
This type of dieting is now one of the world’s leading fitness and eating trends.
Many people who have tried this diet speak of the effects it can have on your body,with some people saying it helped them to lose weight, while others claim it will make you live longer.
However, there are many dangers associated with intermittent fasting that people don’t know.
What is intermittent fasting?
Father than focusing on what (not) to eat, intermittent fasting focuses on when to eat. Like the name suggests, it switches between periods of time fasting and periods of time eating.
There are five types of intermittent fasting such as:
- The 16:8 method: This involves eating throughout an eight-hour period and then fasting for the next 16 hours of the day.
- The 5:2 method: With this method, the goal is that you only eat between 500 and 600 calories for two non-consecutive days during the week. For the rest of the days, you can eat normally.
- The eat-stop-eat method: This method focuses on eating normally throughout the week but fasting for two non-consecutives days.
- The alternative day method: Alternative day fasting is where every second day you fast and the others, you eat normally.
- The warrior method: This diet focuses on fasting throughout the day and then feasting during a four-hour period.
Why is it dangerous?
Intermittent fasting is one of the more dangerous diets, as there are many health risks associated with fasting.
According to the experts at House Call Doctor, fasting is only a ‘quick fix’ as the only weight that’s lost is fluid and not any substantial weight.
So, this diet isn’t really a long-term solution.
Before starting any fad diets, it’s recommended you consult with your doctor and discuss any health risks you might face.