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9Never fast for longer periods
However, a 3-day fast could seriously result in health problems. The immune system may be weakened and the internal organs may not function properly, as a result of the cells not getting the necessary microelements due to fasting for so long.
10Short-term fasting diets
One of the most famous diets is called the “5/2”, invented by Michael Mosley a British Journalist. A movie released in 2012 featured a diet which was created after researching calorie restrictors. This diet directed to eat food regularly for 5 days, but for 2 days in which the calorie intake should be considerably lowered to 600 kcal for men and 500 kcal for women, consumed in 2 separate meals.
11The 16/8 diet
An alternative diet was offered by Martin Berkhan a bodybuilder, a journalist, and fitness trainer. It wall called the “16/8”, which involved fasting for 16 hours and then working out on an empty stomach. This should be repeated several times a week. Another diet proposed by Ori Hofmekler involved a person consuming food in only 4 hours, and then, fasting for 20 hours. However, fresh juice can be drunk and dried fruits and nuts may be eaten for the rest of the day.
12Always consult your nutritionist or doctor
There are other types of fasting diets called intermittent fasting but this too requires certain protocols and should be done in consultation with a nutritionist.
Now, can autophagy be considered a universal lifesaver? What are your thoughts on fasting? But, always do bear in mind that it is advisable to consult a doctor before trying out a diet. Also, we implore you to consult a professional before using any of the methods mentioned above.