𝗜𝗺 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗳𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴…
But when you dig deeper you will notice that the majority of the research has been done on men and NOT women.
Why? It becomes “complicated” to do research on women to get true results due to the fluctuations in hormones thought our cycle.
A woman’s reproductive function is intricately connected to her metabolic function, and vice versa.
So anytime a woman’s body gets a “starvation signal” from her environment (like not eating for a stretch of time or not feeling hungry in the mornings), it goes into protection mode.
𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘴:
- The body to hold onto weight (to survive)
- Increases production of the hunger hormones ghrelin and leptin (you want to eat everything in sight)
- Slows down non-essential functions like reproduction (your body’s focused on keeping you alive and won’t “waste” energy on fertility)
The two other major aspects you need to take into consideration is that when this happens, your cortisol and thyroid take a hit as well, causing further complications in your body.
There are ways to fast for women that won’t cause a major disruption in your system which I will cover next.
But for now, don’t be a poopy pumpkin and cause unnecessary stress for your body.