Intermittent fasting over a long time can be detrimental to your body.
Please don’t let someone on the internet convince you that not providing your body with nutrient dense foods and adequate fuel doesn’t have its consequences on the female body – because it does.
The body needs fuel and nutrients – it can’t run off air and caffeine – not long term anyway.
Long periods of not eating forces the body to break itself down for fuel with the use of stress hormones.
Muscle a more metabolically active tissue than fat – so it needs more energy, our body will save fat for last.
Our body will break down muscle first but can also break down important tissues like the thymus gland, liver, joints, cartilage and more.
Adrenaline will at some point open up the fat cells under duress, but unfortunately the consequences of adrenaline is that it acts as a diuretic. - consistently peeing ?
This is why some people can look sallow, dehydrated and aged – intermittent fasting is often also paired with a low to no carb diet.
The long-term effects can be vast, I have seen woman that have gone from diet to diet, trend to trend and then also maintained long-term fasting. – the affects of depletion and stress can look like this:
• Hard time building muscle
• Hard time relaxing (or anxious/panicked)
• Dry skin
• Hair loss
• Irritability – unable to chill
• Rapid aging (dark circles, thinning lips)
• Estrogen dominace
• Loss of ovulation or period
Again like my previous post says - everyone’s start point to healing is different.
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