A lot of articles have been published in the weight loss journals and in the media recently about using Intermittent Fasting to lose weight and get fit.
There are many benefits such as:
- When you fast, insulin levels drop and human growth hormone increases. Your cells also initiate important cellular repair processes and change which genes they express
- Intermittent fasting helps you eat fewer calories, while boosting metabolism slightly. It is a very effective tool to lose weight and belly fat.
- Intermittent fasting can reduce insulin resistance and lower blood sugar levels, at least in men.
- Studies show that intermittent fasting can reduce oxidative damage and inflammation in the body. This should have benefits against aging and development of numerous diseases
- Fasting triggers a metabolic pathway called autophagy, which removes waste material from cells.
- Intermittent fasting has been shown to help prevent cancer in animal studies. One paper in humans showed that it can reduce side effects caused by chemotherapy.
- Intermittent fasting may have important benefits for brain health. It may increase growth of new neurons and protect the brain from damage.
- Studies in animals suggest that intermittent fasting may be protective against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease.
- Given the known benefits for metabolism and all sorts of health markers, it makes sense that intermittent fasting could help you live a longer and healthier life.
What is NOT so well known is that there are some side effects of Intermittent Fasting.
One of these side-effects is that a man who is practicing Intermittent Fasting and starts to look and feel good, may find himself being the object of female attention which could easily interfere with his other goals in life. Once you start to get the buff body that was hidden under layers of fat before you started Intermittent Fasting, you could find yourself literally having to push hot women away from you when you walk down the street.
Here is a good example of this happening.
Gentlemen …. beware !