Intermittent Fasting is Not Always Ideal for Women

Earlier this year, the Paleo Angel, described how intermittent fasting messed with her hormones and mental health and well-being. Her story us important for all women to read, especially if they are having a rough time with Intermittent fasting.

Kaleigh AKA, The Paleo Angel, is a girl from Boston who lost a bunch of weight following the Paleo diet and she shares her journey. She also felt better than ever following the Paleo approach to eating. Here’s a video that gives a great overview of the Paleo way of eating.

Kaleigh Switched to intermittent fasting and things went bad.

All of the sudden she had trouble sleeping and she began getting bad acne. She quickly lost 7 pounds, but felt terrible. She would get hungry and binge and stray off her Paleo diet.

To Read the full story—> How Intermittent Fasting Saved Me…while Slowly Killing Me

My comments: I don’t like fasting daily like Kaleigh did. She used the “Lean Gains” style of intermittent fasting which works well for some people. I prefer the “Eat Stop Eat” style, which means just 1-2 times per week.

The main thing is to NOT use intermittent fasting if it makes you feel terrible. You can get as lean as you want following several eating methodologies.

Related items:

Shattering the Myth of Fasting for Women: A Review of Female-Specific Responses to Fasting in the Literature – One of the more esoteric but much beloved tools in the paleo dieter’s tool-kit is intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting is the practice of maintaining overall caloric intake while consuming those calories in fewer meals or in reduced time windows.[source]

Improvement in coronary heart disease risk factors during an intermittent fasting/calorie restriction regimen: Relationship to adipokine modulations[source]

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