Intermittent fasting can turn into serious problems for those who are losing weight. This type of diet is contraindicated for people with problems with the gastrointestinal tract and metabolism, without prior consultation with a specialist, the doctor said. Nutritionist Margarita Koroleva told Vechernyaya Moskva about the dangers of this type of diet.
Today, weight loss through intermittent fasting, as the nutritionist notes, is a very fashionable topic, actively promoted by bloggers on the Internet. Indeed, there are results from this approach, only if you have a number of health problems or have been starving incorrectly, there is a great risk of getting a bunch of new diseases and extra weight in addition.
- In general, such a program can be used by almost anyone, but within a very limited time. That is, it is not necessary to intermittently starve not for a month, but from one to three times a week, and then on condition that a consultation with a specialist was previously held. The problem is that many themselves "prescribe" hunger for themselves, choosing when to eat and when not. The most common mistake is to wake up as late as possible, postponing breakfast time so that you can eat as long as possible,”the specialist explained.
Such a diet, according to Koroleva, can lead to serious diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, and in the long term to even greater weight gain, especially if a person has already suffered from metabolic problems. In addition, there are frequent consequences such as the formation of gallstone disease, gastritis.
However, pauses in your meals can be beneficial. The nutritionist advises the format of intermittent fasting from 7 pm to breakfast:
- Breakfast should always be in the first hour after waking up. The fact is that the work of our body is closely related to such environmental factors as time of day and season. The maximum metabolism occurs precisely in the first half of the day, until 12 noon, this is due to the active work of hormones that support metabolic processes. By 18 o'clock, the speed of work decreases, and hormones begin to work to prepare the body for sleep. When we break this circadian nature, problems can be quite serious. If you deprive yourself of breakfast in the morning, the body will gradually begin to reduce the rate of metabolic processes, so that weight gain is almost inevitable here. Those who have a tendency to a slowed down function of the digestive and biliary systems are waiting for gallstones and abnormalities of the entire gastrointestinal tract, - said the nutritionist.
The Queen concluded that when choosing any format for losing weight, especially such an unusual one as intermittent fasting, it is necessary to consult with a specialist and conduct a thorough examination of the body. Otherwise, this can lead not only to malfunctions in the digestive tract, but also to problems with the figure for which the person fought so.