7 Intermittent Fasting Risks for Women


Our forefathers lived through famines and had to forgo meals, but it doesn't imply contemporary women should fast.

Intermittent fasting—safe?

Each research assesses something different, making it difficult to determine the long-term efficacy of intermittent fasting.

Thyroid decline

Thyroid hormone production will drop if you drastically cut calories. Your body reacts this way to a famine or unstable food supply. 

Changed menstruation

Menstrual cycles and Ramadan fasting have also been studied.


Eating disorders rise

Most individuals fast to lose weight rapidly, not to reduce insulin or blood pressure. Cutting calories to reduce weight is a short-term diet objective.

Reduced nutrient intake

Dieting might leave you lacking nutrition. Most Americans consume too many calories, yet they don't eat enough nutrient-dense food.

Hunger loss

In an ideal world, we would eat when we are hungry, not because of mealtime or emotions. Intermittent fasting requires ignoring hunger signs outside of your meal window..

Stress/mood change

We have more to accomplish than ever as we achieve more and take on interesting leadership responsibilities. Intermittent fasting actually increases stress hormones.

Hypoglycemia risk

Hypoclycemia—low blood sugar—increases after fasting. Our bodies are designed to fast overnight, but not for more than 8-10 hours.