Obesity and unhealthy weight gain are some of the biggest health challenges we face. What people, especially women, are looking for are the easiest ways to shed those extra pounds. One trending technique for weight loss is intermittent fasting (IF). The proponents of this way of losing weight claim that it helps you lose weight faster. However, medical experts are warning of severe health issues for women doing this weight loss technique.
Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern where you cycle between fasting and eating. It has several approaches with one being fasting for 16 hours a day and eating within the 8 hours remaining. Another approach is called 5:2, where you eat as usual the first five days of the week, and for the last two days, you consume around 500 to 600 calories. However, these approaches can be dangerous for both men and women. Here are 5 reasons why intermittent fasting is dangerous for some women.