Intermittent Fasting (IF) is one of the in-fashion dietary trends these days, with its proponents touting many benefits to body composition and various health markers. Many people, men and women, have seen great results with IF, but many others, women in particular, have experienced health issues of varying severity. A recent study may suggest why some women are very negatively affected by fasting, and the good folks at Precision Nutrition have done a research review on that study. You can find the article at this link.
I also found the section near the end on "Stressors and Energy Balance" very interesting. The information there also suggests to me a further reason why too great a caloric deficit when trying to lose weight may be a problem for hormonal balance in general, and when your hormones are out of whack, many things, including weight loss, can suffer. Yet another reason to focus on slow, consistent progress rather than quick fixes!
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