Intermittent fasting for women can be a problem and not because these women are making mistakes.
I mentioned in my first video about intermittent fasting (Leangains, 8 hour diet, Eat Stop Eat, Warrior Diet, Quantum Eating) that many women have problems with fasting and I decided that it needed its own video as it’s a very complicated subject. There aren’t just a few women who have problems with fasting, there is a large percentage of women how have issues with fasting. I go over reasons why some women could have difficulty with IF and some options on how to still get some of the benefits of fasting without starving for extended periods of time.
I also recognize that there are many women who love IF and have great results and lose weight easily. YMMV.
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Article on women and fasting at Mark’s Daily Apple (a lot of paleo peeps on this site):
One woman’s problems with IF and disordered eating. Other women also post in the comments their experiences:
Stefani’s article about the problems with IF for women:
Dave Asprey’s site for Bulletproof coffee:
John Kiefer talking about the benfits of IF being keeping insulin low and not just fasting (so you could eat a lower carb /low GL breakfast and get similar results). He’s not a fan of breakfast and says people should skip it, but says it’s carbs in the morning that are the problem:
Tanya Zavasta’s IF plan that has different timing than others and favors raw food:
The Warrior Diet:
Article on Wikipedia where it states that women who are pregnant, menstruating or breastfeeding are not to fast on Ramadan:
Another video on women and issues with fasting from Kinobody:
How to do Intermittent Fasting for Women (Without Messing Up Your Hormones)