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The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
The Potential Downsides of Intermittent Fasting
We are planning a big, new health event for our practice members for this upcoming February. We’re calling it FebFast.
After the festivities and, for some of us, the excesses of the Christmas, Holidays and New Year celebrations we may feel that our health could use a bit of a boost. So, a great way to get back on track and give yourself a kickstart into the new year is with intermittent fasting (IF).
So far, studies have found that intermittent fasting can help people lose weight, reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Because you can eat what you like during non-fasting periods, some people may find intermittent fasting more appealing than counting calories throughout the day...
We’ve discussed the potential benefits of intermittent fasting, but there are also some possible downsides.
Because intermittent fasting can involve a prolonged period where you’re not eating, your body may be running on an empty tank for longer than it’s used to.
Studies show that intermittent fasting can cause fatigue, feelings of low energy, irritability, and can make it harder to concentrate — although there’s some evidence that these symptoms may improve with time