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Chat Protocol: Intermittent Fasting

Status: 03/26/2019 10:17 p.m. | archive
Prof. Andreas Michalsen answered questions on the subject in the visit chat.

Lose weight healthily and even prevent diabetes - this is possible with intermittent fasting. How do the two methods 5: 2 and 8:16 differ? And what can you drink during the fasting interval?

Naturopathy expert Prof. Andreas Michalsen answered questions about intermittent fasting in the visit chat. The protocol for reading.

Kerstin: May I go to the Intermittent fasting Drink coffee with unsweetened almond or oat milk during the fasting phase?

Prof. Dr. Andreas Michalsen: Yes, but the same applies here: The amount of almond or oat milk should not be too large.

Daniela: Is Intermittent fasting also suitable for migraineurs? Irregular meals or the lack of a meal often lead to one in those affected Migraine attack.

Michalsen: In fact, intermittent fasting may not be appropriate for some people who experience migraines. I would try it, if it doesn't get better after two to three weeks, then normal meal distribution again.

Ulrike: Does intermittent fasting also make sense for someone Hashimoto's thyroiditis? Is intermittent fasting medically advisable in the presence of adrenal fatigue (cortisol levels below normal)?

Michalsen: It is believed to have no therapeutic effect on inflammation, but it can be done.

Bea: Can you chew chewing gum in the time interval, at 16: 8 intermittent fasting, in which you fast?

Michalsen: You can, but for many it increases hunger. So see if it works for you.

irmi: Can I drink brine water in the morning or will this interrupt my fast?

Michalsen: Will not be interrupted. Only sugary and alcoholic drinks disturb.

Miriam: Is it allowed to continue intermittent fasting for years without interruption? As part of my rheumatoid arthritis It suits me very well (in addition to 5mg cortisone / day).

Michalsen: In any case. Intermittent fasting can be done for a lifetime. After settling in, it is ultimately more normal for the body than numerous meals.

linde: If I don't have breakfast, I can still take pills in the morning and what about cow's milk in my morning coffee?

Michalsen: Taking pills should go, there can rarely be stomach pain. You have to watch that. Cow's milk doesn't bother you, but only one shot!

Katrin: If I want to use intermittent fasting for weight loss, what should I look out for?

Michalsen: Preferably 16: 8. If you get up early, skip dinner or have an early dinner. If you are a night owl, skip breakfast.

Katrin: Since I work in shifts, intermittent fasting is very difficult. What tip do you have for me?

Michalsen: It is actually very difficult with shift work. Here you should look individually to see under which schedule you feel most comfortable.

Lucy: After that Therapeutic fasting I now eat once a day at 6 p.m. After that I have constant hunger pangs. Therapeutic fasting was easier, more convenient and more effective for me. How can I stop the cravings? I don't want to stuff myself.

Michalsen: I would recommend two meals. 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Ewa: Should I leave out bread, pasta, rice and potatoes if I want to reduce my weight at the same time?

Michalsen: Whole grain bread, whole wheat pasta are healthy and you can lose weight with them. White bread, light pasta, white rice are unfavorable. Potatoes neutral. It is best to eat the potatoes cold.

GW: I have been doing intermittent fasting for some time with a meal break from around 8 p.m. to 12 p.m. At first I also lost weight, but for the past three days the weight has unfortunately remained up after jumping up. I eat two full meals a day with very little in between. How can I force weight loss without putting my body in an emergency mode?

Michalsen: Make sure you don't eat anything at least three to four hours before you go to bed. If it doesn't work then you should choose a different time window.

Paul: I've only been eating once a day at lunchtime for 15 months. Is that good for your health or not? I am 180 centimeters tall and 69 kilograms.

Michalsen: This is also a form of intermittent fasting, if you feel comfortable with it, that's fine.

Ewa: How does intermittent fasting affect the thyroid? Had an operation six years ago. Take pills every day at 6 a.m., fast from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m.

Michalsen: Does not affect the thyroid. Your fasts are fine.

Jacqueline: Do you have any advice on what foods you should eat in the evening (for me until 7 p.m.)?

Michalsen: It's not that what you eat in the morning or in the evening makes a lot of difference, except in the case of diabetes. Carbohydrates can also be eaten in the evening, but it should be mostly whole grains.

Youngelton: I've been doing intermittent fasting recently. I drink water and tea during Lent. What about other sugar-free drinks, such as Diet Coke?

Michalsen: Cola Light has no direct effect on the fasting metabolism. But I would advise against it because of the bad effect on the intestinal bacteria.

Vee: How many calories should you eat at mealtime? The normal consumption or already less for weight loss?

Michalsen: Basically, you don't have to count calories when doing intermittent fasting. The principle is that you eat yourself full in the eating interval.

Helga: Is the 5: 2 fasting just as effective for cells and the body?

Michalsen: Yes, 5: 2 fasting is as effective as 16: 8. In my experience, it is much more difficult to hold out.

Stefan: Interval fasting since the end of January. I have had red spots on my face since then. Can it have anything to do with it?

Michalsen: Not known as a side effect, but see if it goes away if you don't fast.

Ela84: Intermittent fasting can also do that Blood lipid levels and improve liver values?

Michalsen: Blood lipids, blood sugar values ​​and liver values ​​in fatty liver often improve with intermittent fasting.

Rita: Is intermittent fasting good for my rheumatism?

Michalsen: Longer therapeutic fasting is the best form of fasting for rheumatism.

Alice: How Much Weight Loss is Healthy Per Week on Intermittent Fasting?

Michalsen: In general, you shouldn't lose more than two to three kilograms per week in order not to trigger a backlash in the body.

Andrea: I have easy things Underweight (49 kilograms) at a height of 1.63 meters. Unfortunately, I am not gaining weight despite the increased calorie intake. I've read that the cleansing process from intermittent fasting works better for weight gain. Is that correct? Or do you advise against intermittent fasting because of your weight?

Michalsen: No, intermittent fasting usually leads to weight loss. Then you shouldn't do that.

Jule: If you want to fast for three months, do you have to eat at the same times every day?

Michalsen: You don't need to eat and fast to the minute. But I would get my body used to a certain rhythm in the first four weeks.

Sarah: I came across intermittent fasting through your posts and your book. I also skip breakfast and don't eat anything for 16 hours. I've been practicing this for a year and a half and it's doing me very well. The only difference is that the number of platelets has decreased significantly over the same period. Can there be a connection? Can dietary supplements containing magnesium stearate be taken during "Lent"?

Michalsen: A connection is not likely. Fasting actually promotes the formation of new blood cells. I generally advise against dietary supplements unless you have a proven magnesium deficiency.

Ela: I often had concentration problems and headaches in the last two hours of fasting in the morning. Do you have a tip?

Michalsen: Drink enough! If it doesn't get better, shorten the fast by two hours.

Max: I don't want to lose weight. Is a twelve-hour meal break really enough for cell cleansing or is it too short?

Michalsen: If you are primarily concerned with cell cleansing, I would recommend short-term therapeutic fasting, preferably under medical supervision, if you are not weighing much.

Mike: So if I do exercise in the morning, I can eat again earlier. Conversely, should I eat again sooner so that the body loses less muscle?

Michalsen: The body does not break down muscles during intermittent fasting. It even seems to be better for muscle function.

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