Intermittent Fasting for Women

By | March 17, 2012

Intermittent fasting for women is becoming more and more popular but most of the information out there is focused on fasting to build lean muscle mass for bodybuilders, which is  more suited to men.

Intermittent fasting is perfect for women who want to slim down, lose weight and maintain their figure but are not looking to build muscle.

While weight training is a great idea for any woman trying to lose weight (as it maintains your muscle mass and your resting metabolic rate) it’s not essential for those that want to use intermittent fasting to lose weight and keep it off.

Are you sick and tired of going through cycles of dieting and fluctuating in weight? This is not usually a problem men have, but intermittent fasting seems to work wonders for this so it’s ideal for women with these issues.

Intermittent fasting for women is more about having freedom from dieting, being able to have your favourite foods, and getting rid of old, unhealthy dieting habits. There’s always the added health benefits such as the reduced risk of diabetes, skin ageing, dementia and cancer which women tend to be more aware about.

Another difference between men and women when it comes to fasting, is that it tends to be more difficult psychologically to purposely go without food for any length of time than it is for men. Women tend to be more attached to food if they’ve dieted in the past so need to take it at a slower pace.

This site focuses mainly on the questions and issues that women have about intermittent fasting but these can apply to men too!

 

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Author: Juliette Morris

Juliette is a Physical Therapist from New Zealand with a passion for helping people (especially women like herself) to lose weight without dieting. Through her extensive research and experimentation on the best ways to lose weight, she has discovered some amazingly effective techniques and loves to share her experiences and successes with others.

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