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Intermittent Fasting: A fast track to disordered eating?

The article highlights the origin of fasting: for religious purposes. Now, since Jimmy Kimmel and others have attributed significant weight loss to intermittent fasting, the diet trend has caught on. Although this may seem easy, it is a fast track to potentially developing an eating disorder or and is dangerous. As we know dieting is an unhealthy practice.

Key Takeaways:

  • fasting, even for just 8 hours, can be uncomfortable at a minimum, and lead to a dangerous eating disorder.
  • Intermittent fasting encourages five days of “normal” calorie consumption and 2 days of extreme calorie restriction – this is dangerous and should not be encouraged.

“Intermittent fasting, sometimes called the 5:2 diet or alternate-day fasting, encourages five days of “normal” calorie consumption and 2 days of extreme calorie restriction.” This is dangerous and should not be encouraged

https://uncexchanges.org/2016/10/26/intermittent-fasting-a-fast-track-to-disordered-eating/

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