Many women might be able to lose weight and keep it off for a while but inevitably they struggle to keep the weight off if the diet is too strict with themselves and ban their favourite foods because they feel constantly hungry, drained and moody.
Dieting can lead to bingeing and craving for foods afterwards, and even worse, they can lead to obsession with food and ‘food anxiety’.
This can especially happen to females who have a history of fad diets, crash diets and restrictive eating over several months to years. Once this damage is done it can be extremely hard to get rid of, and an they can be left with an unhealthy relationship with food.
With intermittent fasting there’s no end point to aim for like with other diets. Dieters usually aim for a goal weight and once that’s achieved they inevitably ‘let go’ and revert back to their old ways.
By the time they reach their goal they’re usually sick and tired of limiting food portions and will be craving all the foods that they’ve ‘banned’ from their diet.
Statistically dieting will only lead to short-term weight loss and most dieters put the weight back on again. In a lot of cases they put more weight on than when they started! The psychological effects from their diet can also leave them unmotivated to try to lose weight ever again.
How Intermittent Fasting is Better than Dieting
Intermittent fasting can help to get rid of food anxiety and avoid fluctuation in weight because there are no banned foods or portion control involved. Once you get used to it, it’s a completely manageable and sustainable lifestyle that you can keep up for life. Those who have developed unhealthy relationships with food can start to enjoy their favorite foods again, without the guilt.
Also because intermittent fasting wont slow your metabolism like diets do you’ll have much better weight loss benefits than you could ever achieve with a calorie restricted diet.