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Questions and Answers About Intermittent Fasting

Questions and Answers About Intermittent Fasting

Mireia Cervera 21 October 2022

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Here we answer some of the most common questions:

Will I feel tired?

No, on the contrary. In practice it is seen that people notice higher energy levels, and this is due to increases in the hormone adrenaline.

What do I do if my stomachgo grunts with hunger?

During the fasting hours you can drink water, tea, infusions, light vegetable broths and plain coffee.

Can I do physical activity while fasting?

HowWhen we are fasting the body is using fat for energy, and there is a surge in adrenaline and growth hormones, so workouts will be better than ever. Anyway, if the training is going to last more than 70 minutes you cane be counterproductive and in this case sports performance will begin to decline, since you will not only need water and electrolytes but also a good proportion of sugars.

I am taking medication, what should I doer during the fast?

There are indeed some medications that can cause problems on an empty stomach. In this case, it is important to consult with the doctor and evaluate what can be done about it.

Several studies have shown that simply eating food for an 8-10 hour window already results in a loss ofsignificant weight that is maintained over time.

Can we fast daily?

If we are going to fast for 24 hours, it is usual to do it occasionally. Some people do it oncea week, others once or twice a month.

Shorter fasts, like ours on 8/16, are easier to adopt and adapt to our lives, and therefore easier to repeat, but at the moment there is no clear evidence toIn this regard, while some say that it is advisable to rest from fasting periods, others point out that it is possible to fast daily. The ideal is to find a protocol that adapts to our life, so that we can carry it out in the long term, for as long as youme as we want.

Can we have something to drink during the fasting hours?

It is important to note that, whenever we are doing intermittent fasting, we will have to drink more water, and make sure we stayhydrated. But we can also consume calorie-free liquids such as flavored waters - naturally and without sugar -, tea or other infusions, but always without sweetening.

Does intermittent fasting have contraindications?
Current scientific literature has not found that intermittent fasting causes harm or has negative effects, but there are cases in which it is not recommended to follow it: pregnant women, breastfeeding women, peopleunder the age of 18, people with metabolic diseases and people with eating disorders.

What are the benefits of intermittent fasting?

Fasting is an ancient practice that has demonstratedThere are various benefits not only on a physical level, but also on a mental and emotional level, as long as it is done in an organized and guided way. Here are some of the main benefits:

  • Activate our mechanismsnatural regeneration processes
  • It will help you have higher levels of energy and vitality

  • Your indicators of inflammation will decrease
  • It will help your body weight to normalize
  • Increaseto longevity
  • Great benefits for your intestine
  • Metabolic flexibility

Dare to try it!

Mireia Cervera Nutritionist Teresa Carles Healthy Foods Group - Flax & Kale