Let’s talk about the media’s most recent, favorite approaches to fat weight loss, Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting and how you can become fat adapted through both approaches.
Women and people who have a history of eating disorders should use caution when considering either of these methods. In some case studies, women’s hormonal balance can be disrupted and cause extreme irritation simply bc of their reproductive cycle and the bodies resistance to continue releasing eggs when its lacking energy. This means that when you’re in ketosis your bod my stop your menstrual cycle (mainly bc of the lack of insulin) and this is a sign that you may want to stop eating a ketogenic diet. The same thing happens while fasting- the body may stop a woman’s cycle bc it’s in fight or flight mode so often and only giving our vital organ’s attention. **However not all women experience this hormonal shift.
If you, like so many people, have a history of eating disorders then I advise you to stay away from fasting & ketosis bc both can spiral you back into the old habits of binging & purging.