Want to start intermittent fasting before summer? Our nutritionist doctor advises you

Want to start intermittent fasting before summer?  Our nutritionist doctor advises you

With the arrival of sunny days and the approach of the holidays, it can be tempting to embark on intermittent fasting. Is it a good idea to put this type of feeding in place before the start of summer? TipsForWomens asked the question to Dr Arnaud Cocaul, nutritionist.

Intermittent fasting is a dietary practice of grouping the three meals of the day into a shorter window of time than is usually done. Breakfast will then be postponed until midday or the evening meal will be taken earlier, in order to increase the duration of nighttime fasting.

Intermittent fasting, easier to implement before summer

Dr Arnaud Cocaul, nutritionist, believes that it is possible to implement it at this time of year. In summer, the days are longer but the good weather allows you to eat more fruits and vegetables, preparing salads that are easy and quick to make.

But be careful, warns the doctor, “we talk about fasting but it does not mean eating less: on the contrary, we must continue to do three balanced mealsthe only constraint is to consume them in a shorter period of time, in order to give the body a longer fasting time than at night“.

Many health benefits

Many studies have focused on the health benefits of intermittent fasting. “Intermittent fasting increases the body's sensitivity to insulin, it also allows you to lose a few centimeters from your waistline and a few kilos. adds the doctor.

If you want to get started, it is better to take a few days to get used to your new rhythm, by postponing your evening meal or your breakfast in the morning by two hours, depending on your preference.

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A diet to avoid in certain cases

If in general, Dr Arnaud Cocaul recommends this type of food fasting, he does not recommend it to people suffering from food compulsion and other eating disorders. “Intermittent fasting is not recommended for people who yo-yo or suffer from eating disorders of any kind, as it risks worsening their problems. warns the nutritionist.

In any case, before you start, it is better to seek advice from your doctor.

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