Why should I listen to my body when doing intermittent fasting (IF)?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
When doing intermittent fasting (IF), if you overdo it, it can inhibit metabolism and hormone production, and cause other symptoms. In this video, I will explain why it's important to listen to your body.
Listening to your body is crucial when it comes to intermittent fasting (IF). Don’t stick to IF because it’s supposed to have benefits, if it doesn’t feel right for you. If you’re tired all the time, losing sleep and not seeing results, it’s time to try a new strategy.

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Dieting For Weight Loss

Dieting For Weight Loss

Losing weight quickly is OK as long as you do it safely, not through a crash diet. You can lose three or more pounds a week by burning more calories than you eat. If you burn an extra 500 calories per day through eating less and i...

ncreasing your physical activity, you can lose about one to two pounds of fat per week. Dietitians recommend a daily minimum of 1,200 calories per day (a 200-pound person might need 1,400 calories). Anything less makes you lose muscle as well as fat, which slows your metabolism. Instead, minimize your intake of starches, added sugars like high fructose corn syrup and animal fat from dairy and meats. Focus on eating fruits and vegetables, soy products, egg whites, skinless poultry breasts, shellfish and fish, nonfat dairy foods and meat that is 95 percent lean. Drink lots of water, don't skip meals, and eat only from a plate while seated at a table.

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