Is Intermittent Fasting Right for YOU?

intermittent fasting

 

In this IGTV, I discuss why Intermittent Fasting is Probably NOT for You!

A STRONG friend, on my last IG Weight Room Wednesday, asked if I do IF and that she is looking into it herself.โฃ
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No! During my extreme dieting days, before it was popular, I gave it a shot! I was not too fond of it. I was too hungry during my lifts.โฃ
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I think it’s too restrictive! I don’t want to be limited to when I can eat!โฃ
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One of my nutritional habits is to “eat when I’m hungry, not when it’s time.” I don’t eat according to arbitrary times.โฃ
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First, my question to you is…WHY are you considering it?โฃ
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I think the risks outweigh the benefits for MOST. It’s not sustainable for many women in my experience.โฃ

๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐…๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ ?skipping breakfast

Intermittent fasting is cycling between periods of eating and not eating.

Simply put…

Not eating breakfast!

Shortening your window of eating time! Pushing your first meal closer to the afternoon and no meals after your eating window.โฃ
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The most popular IF protocol is 16/8.โฃ

๐๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐ฌ๐ค ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ:โฃ

– Why are you considering IF? Are you considering it because others are doing it?โฃ
– Why are you looking into it?โฃ
– Why do you want to try it?โฃ
– Have you done your research?โฃintermittent fasting

๐“๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž๐ซ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ:โฃ

– Can you stick with it? Your success relies on it. You have to be able to stick to it! Again, it’s not magic.โฃ

– It doesn’t create food obsession.โฃ

– You aren’t that hungry when you wake up.โฃ

– It feels effortless for you – you’re not white-knuckling your way to your eating window.โฃ

– You don’t go into binge mode in your eating window.โฃ

– If you feel great doing it. Go for it! If you feel like death, then donโ€™t do it! Please donโ€™t force it!โฃ

Negative Biofeedback – ๐ˆ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ซ ๐œ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ซ:โฃ

– Dizzy – lightheaded throughout your fasting window.

– Fatigued.

– Moody – irritable – super-low energy.

– If you have a history of disordered eating or have had an eating disorder.โฃ

– You’re weak – in your workouts – โฃpoor performance and poor Recovery!๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธโฃ

– Strength and endurance decreasing during your workouts.

– Hormonally off – menopause-like symptoms – Missed periods are a sign of hormonal imbalances.

– Fertility issuesโฃ.

– Low sex drive.โฃ

– Starving uncontrollably – not eating enough – eating too little!

– Cravings all day long – hunger, cravings, and energy out of check.

    • You can’t stop thinking about food; it’s on your mind ALL day long!

– Digestion all messed up; it may be slow.

– Binging – all out none stop in your eating window.โฃ

– You’re always cold.โฃ

– Losing sleep – not sleeping well.

– Softer appearance in your musclesย  – could be losing muscle – under-eating protein.

– Heart rate recovery isnโ€™t great – not coming back down.

– Fat shifting to the belly due to the stress (high cortisol) of Intermittent Fasting.

– Skin – dry and brittle nails, hair falling out, skin looking bad.

intermittent fasting๐…๐จ๐ซ ๐…๐š๐ญ ๐‹๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ:โฃ

– You still need a calorie deficit. โฃIt’s not magical.

– You’ll still need to adhere to the diet to see there results that you are seeking.

– The feeding window is not a free for all.โฃ

– Intermittent Fasting DOES not mean you’ll lose fat faster.โฃ

๐’๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ง๐ž๐Ÿ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ˆntermittent ๐…asting:โฃ

– Reduced inflammationโฃ.

– Reduce blood pressureโฃ.

– Improved insulin sensitivityโฃ.

– Appetite controlโฃ.

– Improved memory & focus.

You get to decide if Intermittent Fasting for YOU. It’s not for everyone.โฃ

๐Œ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ฌ:โฃ

– Fasting can be very stressful for the female body.โฃ

– You must still eat balanced meals. Make sure you are hitting all the macronutrients.โฃ

– Be careful with it, if any of the above things pop up, I wouldn’t practice Intermittent Fasting.โฃ

That’s my 2 cents. If it works for you, do you boo!โฃ

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