Intermittent fasting is very popular eating plan nowadays .
Many CEOs and influencers have popularized Intermittent Fasting as a life hack for a simpler and healthier life.
Many people are trying intermittent fasting for weight loss but they are unknown to the various dangers and precautions of intermittent fasting .
Here are the five major things that you must know before restarting intermittent fasting:
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Intermittent fasting is not for everyone
You may have heard that intermitting fasting is safe for everyone. Everyone should try it .
But this is not true . People who are taking medications of diabetes ,blood pressure , dementia and other disease should not start fasting until they get an approval from their doctor.
Research has shown that many Children below the age of 18 suffer from Eating Disorder after trying intermittent fasting.
If you are a woman suffering from amenorrhea, intermittent fasting will make your health worse . You shouldn’t try intermittent fasting if you are pregnant or trying to conceive a baby.
Breastfeeding mother should avoid Intermittent Fasting.
Its has several side effect
Most people know nothing about side effects of intermittent fasting . We are never told about the bad impacts that IF can have on our Health.
Intermittent fasting can cause several side effects like headache, lightheadedness ,dizziness .
It may cause digestive problems ranging from Constipation , bloating to diarrhea.
If you over- restrict your diet so much then you may also suffer from malnutrition .
Never do “dry fasting “
If you don’t intake water in your fasting state, then it is called dry fasting. It is one of the worst thing that you can do to your body.
Dry fasting is very bad for your health .
It will cause urinary tract infection ,dehydration ,electrolyte imbalance ,kidney stone ,kidney failure and other organ failure .
Do not overeat
After fasting , you will have high hunger for food. So you may end up over-eating . This will reduce the benefits that you can obtain from the fasting .
In order to avoid over eating, you should end your fasting state with a small but nutritious food like apple . Don’t go for heavy meal right after your fasting.
Don’t force your body into intermittent fasting
Every body has its own unique requirements. Your body may not be able to cope up with the intermittent fasting . That’s fine. There are better healthier eating plan to follow.
You should never force your body into intermittent fasting . If you are feeling lazy ,weakness , headache ,dizziness even after weeks of starting intermittent fasting then you should choose another eating plan.
Don’t over-force your body.
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Sachet Subedi is 3rd year medical student from Institute Of Medicine, Maharajgunj . He writes on health, diet, wellness and science. He likes cricket and loves to study books and research paper on productivity, diet , health and wellness.