Additionally, the well-known “fasting euphoria” helps those on a fast to feel more joyful and balanced. Moreover, fasting is not only good for the waistline and psyche, but it also has a positive influence on the entire organism. For instance, fasting has been shown to improve inflammation levels, blood sugar, and blood pressure.
However, despite its many positives, the traditional fast also comes with some unwanted side effects. The body slows down the metabolism and takes the energy it needs from muscle protein instead of fat deposits because the former is easier to utilize. As a result, most people gain the lost weight back after the fast.
The quick success is not one that’s permanent. The risk of deficiencies also increases, especially during a longer fasting period, and people often feel tired, hungry and less productive.