Fasting has been practiced for many years in order to lose weight. But can it really help you lose weight and get healthier?
First let’s see fasting really is. Fasting is a willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time.
Because of that definition many women use this practice as a method to lose weight, but in reality this is a controversy and it’s still a subject of intense medical debate.
Most medical experts agree on one thing: fasting is not a healthy weight loss tool. Here I’m gonna show you the negative consequences of this practice:
“Fasts are sometimes accompanied with enemas to cleanse your intestinal tract, and that can be very dangerous,” says Fernstrom. “The intestinal tract has a lot of good bacteria. When you are changing that balance, the good bacteria are affected, too.”
- Many people say that fasting detoxify the body but according to Doctor Fernstrom:
“The issue of fasting to cleanse the body has no biological basis because the body is real good at that by itself. The liver is a natural detox center; the lungs, the colon, the kidneys, the lymph glands and the skin get rid of toxins.”
There are many people who ignore this information and still practice fasting. For example: Beyoncé said that she lost 20 pounds by fasting for her role in Dreamgirls.
Doctors recommend to eat healthy and do some exercise in order to improve your metabolism