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2. European Society of Endocrinology. “Could intermittent fasting diets increase diabetes risk? Fasting every other day to lose weight impairs the action of sugar-regulating hormone, insulin, which may increase diabetes risk.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 20 May 2018.
3. Kara L. Kliewer, et al. Short-term food restriction followed by controlled refeeding promotes gorging behavior, enhances fat deposition, and diminishes insulin sensitivity in mice. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 2015.
🍽️ Intermittent Fasting – Lose Weight, Get Fat & Become Diabetic 2
It’s interesting how people are really excited about NOT eating these days. There are so many books and courses about “Intermittent Fasting” and the different variations of it.
If you’re new to Intermittent Fasting (IF), the basic summary of this diet is you do NOT eat most of the day and then you eat all of your calories (and meals) during a 4-8 hour window.
For example, you’re “fasting” all day and then between 8 pm to midnight, you eat all of your meals and calories. Some of the “less strict” variations give you an 8 hour window and thus, maybe from 4 pm to midnight.
BUT, the true intermittent fasting is only about 4 hours. Basically, you’re eating one massive, ongoing meal.
And the promoters of Intermittent Fasting (IF) say that the benefits are fat loss, more muscle (if you’re exercising), improved insulin sensitivity, less inflammation and more so, you get to “eat your favorite foods” and not get fat.
That’s the “marketing sales pitch”
Yes, the short-term effects are good for some people, especially weight loss and for those that don’t exercise. But the long-term effects is actually the OPPOSITE.
Now, in a minute I’ll tell the only REAL benefit of Intermittent fasting and what type of person should follow it and for how long. However, let’s first discuss the negatives based on the newest scientific research.
Lose Weight – But Get FATTER & Become Diabetic?!!
So a recent study in 2018 revealed that1:
The subjects lost weight, but ironically gained abdominal fat, what some doctors call “central adiposity”.
The cells of the pancreas that release insulin showed signs of damage (which can lead to diabetes).
Markers of insulin resistance were detected (which can lead to diabetes).
Increased levels of cancer-causing free radicals were observed.
Researcher Ana Bonassa noted, “This is the first study to show that, despite weight loss, intermittent fasting diets may actually damage the pancreas and affect insulin function in normal healthy individuals, which could lead to diabetes and serious health issues.”
Accelerated Aging & Eating Disorders
In another study2 done in 2015, showed that these popular fasting plans may have some serious drawbacks, especially for those that have adopted them as a “lifestyle” rather than as a temporary, short-term strategy. (Although previous studies show a boost in age-accelerating free radicals even during short-term fasts.)
In the first study, the common Intermittent Fasting approach was tested: eating only during a 4-hour window in a day. In this study, the subjects didn’t lose weight, but did…
Gain intra-abdominal fat
Develop disordered-eating behaviors (binge eating)
Develop insulin resistance in their livers
Show signs of inflammation
Display a “gene expression profile favoring lipid deposition.” That means their genes started “preferring” to store more fat, especially in the belly.
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