He intermittent fasting the extreme it is harmful in every way. Also in mental health. The psychologist Paula Gonzalo explained to ‘In the spotlight’ what serious consequences the obsession to lose weight can have.
“When a person does a fast, the brain endogenously manufactures more endorphins, which generates a greater sense of control. That part is what makes us addicted to that feeling,” he explained.
An extreme diet is therefore especially dangerous for “the isolated people, with excessive perfectionism, with low self-esteem and with a very recurrent speech because they are usually rigid people, who tend to move in aggressiveness and passivity and who have difficulty asking for help, “said the doctor.
It is this level of self-demand that leads many people to falling into eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia.
“Your goal is to lose weight and it is never enough. I only focused on weight loss. Let’s be honest, people don’t focus on the supposed medical benefits of intermittent fasting. When I asked for help it was when I was in the gym and I passed out. That’s when I said ‘up to here’, a 24-year-old woman told the reporter about how she had fallen into this harsh disease.
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