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Is intermittent fasting safe?

Is intermittent fasting safe?

Yes: If you are healthy, and make sure you drink enough water. If you have any medical conditions, you should consult your physician first. ...Read more

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Would a 16-8 intermittent fasting period be healthy safe? Would it have a negative effect on my metabolism? I'm a 19 year old male I'm 5"5, 138 lbs. My eating time would be from 2 pm to 10 pm.

Would a 16-8 intermittent fasting period be healthy safe? Would it have a negative effect on my metabolism? I'm a 19 year old male I'm 5"5, 138 lbs. My eating time would be from 2 pm to 10 pm.

16-8 schedule safe,: It is healthier to eat when first arising in the morning rather than skipping breakfast and eating just before bedtime. Studies have shone more alertness, etc. with eating breakfast. I am assuming with your 2-10 schedule that you go to bed late and rise later. ...Read more

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My friend (morbidly obese) wants to try lean gains (intermittent fasting) to lose weight. I am concerned for her. Is this safe or even healthy?

Fasting: Fasting is never a good way to lose weight. It generally slows your metabolism and contributes to the yo-yo effect of losing weight and regaining it back plus more. There really isn't anything healthy about fasting. Conversely, eating multiple (3-5) meals (healthy & small portions) is better for your metabolism and weight loss (but you have to exercise too). ...Read more

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I'm not sure but is intermittent fasting unhealthy for teen girls?

I'm not sure but is intermittent fasting unhealthy for teen girls?

Generally speaking..: Participation in fad diets like these are concerning behaviors for teenage girls. They may also lead to other health problems or be symptoms of psychological concerns. Dietary concerns like these should be discussed with your child and your child's doctor. ...Read more

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I'm trying intermittent fasting to reduce body fat percentage, is this a good idea?

I'm trying intermittent fasting to reduce body fat percentage, is this a good idea?

Not Really: Much better way is to exercise a little, maybe 45 minutes 3 to 4 times a week and reduce your food every day, I have enclosed a list of the 6 worst causes of weight gain in order of which are the most importnat and easiest to change, make a few changes with the food and you will lose all the fat you need to lose. Keep it simple. ...Read more

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I've started intermittent fasting 2 days ago but today I rode that it is not so good for teens?Should I give it a try 1 month to see how it works?

I've started intermittent fasting 2 days ago but today I rode that it is not so good for teens?Should I give it a try 1 month to see how it works?

No: Fasting is not recommended for anyone, but as a "still growing" teen it is especially detrimental. Depriving your body of regular nutrition causes changes in the hormonal environment within your body that can have longterm negative impact your health. Eating healthy, appropriately portioned meals/snacks on a regular basis, staying hydrated and reg exercise are all important for your overall health ...Read more

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I heard intermittent fasting eliminates all the toxins from the body, does that eliminate dht as well?

I heard intermittent fasting eliminates all the toxins from the body, does that eliminate dht as well?

Intermittent fasting: There are several religious groups that have regular fasting days. If you belong to any of them please follow their advice. If that is not the case don't fast but reconsider your food intake and your exercise program. ...Read more

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Will i lose weight with intermittent fasting while eating 1200cl a day? Want to loss at least 30lbs by summer 5'3 217lbs

Will i lose weight with intermittent fasting while eating 1200cl a day? Want to loss at least 30lbs by summer 5'3 217lbs

Not a good plan: Intermittent fasting may not be a good plan, because every time you do that, you slow your metabolism. You want to increase muscle also -- not lose it as you can through fasting. Muscle burns more calories to maintain, than fat does. Working with a nutritionist and trainer (they could be the same person) can help you develop an individualized program to lose the weight. ...Read more

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I heard intermittent fasting can boost your hgh level. Does that mean I can grow taller by intermittent fasting if I get the right nutrition?

I heard intermittent fasting can boost your hgh level. Does that mean I can grow taller by intermittent fasting if I get the right nutrition?

No data: No articles on GH levels and intermittent fasting in humans in PubMed. Caveat Emptor. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more