//

Fasting may defeat the purpose of trying to lose weight actually

Fasting can never be a means to lose weight.

There is a misconception that the fasting helps to lose weight. The truth is, resorting to fasting will have serious negative consequences on the health. A sudden and drastic reduction of intake may help to reduce the weight initially, but at the end, it proves to be counterproductive.

Due to fasting body will be deprived of essential daily nourishment leading to a slowdown in the metabolism and other routine processes. Lack of supply makes the body to switch to conservation mode. The consequence of this would be burning far fewer calories than normal and causing easy accumulation of fats.

True, when the intake is reduced the weight loss can occur, but that’s a risky way of trying to lose weight, for the consequences associated with it. As it also slows down metabolism, burning calories will be reduced and makes it easier to gain the weight, often more than what is lost. Also, the subsequent weight gain may be of mostly fat and it becomes even more challenging to lose weight.

A part from this, a range of complications may arise for fasting. These include dizziness, weakness, muscle pain, low blood sugar, and headache. Fasting for long will lead to reduced immunity, anemia, kidney and liver related problems.

For all the associated consequences, fasting can never be a means to lose weight. Those who try doing it only risking their health and well being. The ideal way to lose weight is to follow a well-balanced diet. Right diet combined with some sort of physical activity help to gain a healthy and toned body. It will also have a lasting impact on overall wellbeing.

Originally published at neuherbs.com

    The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres. We publish pieces written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Learn more or join us as a community member!
    Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

    Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

    Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

    Thrive Global
    People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.

    - MARCUS AURELIUS

    We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.