HERE ARE THE 5 TOP MYTHS ABOUT FASTING!
1. Fasting is unnatural and unhealthy
Intermittent fasting actually seems to have an overall healing effect on the body by stimulating repair and protection mechanisms.
2. Fasting slows down your metabolism
Research shows that intermittent fasting can have a metabolism boosting effect as it promotes a state of ketosis and increases growth hormone levels.
3. Fasting causes nutrient deficiencies
Of all the intermittent fasting myths, this is one of the most unfounded. When you fast, you use up significantly less nutrients and are able to retain them for future use.
4. Fasting causes muscle loss
A recent study showed that alternate-day fasting for a period of 8 weeks stimulated fat loss on average of 12 lbs while there was no significant loss in muscle mass.
5. Fasting causes eating disorders
It's not likely that intermittent fasting would cause an eating disorder. However, it *is* possible that a dietary strategy aimed at promoting weight loss would attract those who already struggle with eating disorders.