If you have Hashimoto’s, hypothyroid, or hormone imbalance, should you intermittent fast?
I get the question often as to whether intermittent fasting is good.
There is a large body of research that touts the benefits of intermittent fasting. Especially in the aging population by increasing cognition and increasing brain function.
Upfront, intermittent fasting is not something that I recommend to any woman that has any type of hormone imbalance and that would include women with Hashimoto's. When fasting, you’re in a state of stress. Anytime you do calorie restriction or fasting, you are kicking off the stress response in the body.
Based on the population I work with – women with hormone imbalance like hypothyroid or Hashimoto’s – my answer is no. I know, but the weight gain is out of control and you’d literally give up your first born to drop some pounds.
But, intermittent fasting will only make things worse.
In the video this week, I talk about 1 enormous reason you shouldn’t intermittent fast with any type of hormone imbalance. I’ve actually mentioned this in the past on this blog here!
In that previous blog, I highlighted hormone imbalance as a reason NOT to intermittent fast.
- Learn the number 1 reason that you shouldn’t intermittent fast
- Discover what external stressors impact your body
- How to properly lose weight with Hashimoto’s
Click the video below to learn the details of the above listed items. They’re likely areas you haven’t considered before.
And if you haven’t joined my Facebook group (Reversing Hashimoto’s with Nutrition) – there’s no better time than now!