Intermittent fasting is a broad term that describes going for a period of time without eating. There are lots of different forms of intermittent fasting (16:8, 5:2, and OMAD, to name a few), but the intended benefits are generally the same across the board, including weight loss, increased energy, and improved mental clarity.
Although many people swear by intermittent fasting, there’s a gray area and conflicting opinions when it comes to whether or not intermittent fasting is safe for women.
Some experts argue that fasting can cause hormonal disruptions that can lead to mood swings and infertility, while others say that it’s perfectly safe, as long as you’re listening to your body and doing it right. So, why the confusion? Let’s break down whether women should intermittent fast, and if so, how to do it healthfully.
Excerpted from mbg health