I will never understand how so many people actually try these stupid methods that the “so called” internet nutritionists invent overnight. You clicked here to understand why intermittent fasting is bad? I will make it short at first and explain later, for people who are here for a quick answer: you will gain the lost pounds back in no time, you will lose muscle mass, you will get fewer nutrients, so your cell division will be slower (cells die every day, and if the other cells don’t divide, your body ages), very poor sleep, dry skin/rash, the death of intestinal flora.
Now for the ones who wanna read more about it, I will explain why this happens, from a dietitian point of view.
First of all, the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist is simple: a bachelor’s degree and an internship in dietetics. Some nutritionists can register with CDR (Commission on Dietetic Registration), but most of the nutritionists out there are self declared, inventing new diets and experimenting on idiots.
A good diet is a healthy diet packed with nutrients, vitamins, minerals, proteins and everything that your body really really needs. Let me explain why low calories diets and starving yourself doesn’t work. Your body reacts to this as a crisis, not a way to lose weight. He(we see it as a person, as he has a mind of it’s own) will do his best to counter this, by limiting your energy spending, entering in safe mode (you will feel groggy, sleepy and lazy). You will eventually lose weight, because you are stubborn, but your body will remember this period and the first time he will get some real food, he will build a stock, in case something like this happens again. You will lose muscle mass and gain fat every time you give up on a diet like this, because your body will be afraid you will do it again (and unfortunately you will).
Sustainability and protein are vital to a diet. I will always remind you this. If you eat low calories 1 month/year and the other 11 months you eat sugar and fat, you will always look fat, no matter how nice (or scared) your husband/boyfriend is when you ask them that.
You will probably try it anyway, this article is for the people that tried it and are now looking for a real solution to their weight gain.
And by the way, there’s no such thing as cleansing thru starvation. You wanna clean your body from all the toxins you ingested lately? Stop eating toxins, eat right. Go to your dietitian for that, don’t just google “how to eat right”, you will end up in some other nutritionist’s page.