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Fasting is Not a Competition of Starving: Stop Starving, Start Intermittent Fasting

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Kasparas Aleknavičius, MD November 22, 2021
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2018 was a year of Keto diet. 2019 is all about intermittent fasting. But taking up on a diet because it’s trendy is definitely not the right attitude. Before taking up any new eating pattern, a person should always educate first.

But since many fail to do that, a lot of buzz started going around, with some saying that intermittent fasting promotes starvation. Intermittent fasting is by no means meant to create bad eating habits or build toxic relationships with food.

Intermittent fasting is not the same as starvation. It’s time to debunk some myths.

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Starving vs Intermittent Fasting

The fundamental difference between these is that people who are starving, are not doing it voluntarily. They just don’t know when they will eat next. It happens when food is scarce – during war or famine.

Those who choose intermittent fasting are in full control of their eating patterns. Voluntary fast is an abstention from eating for health, weight loss, or other reasons. It’s simple, practical, and effective.

Intermittent fasting is not promoting food deprivation. It’s more of a mindset against constant mass consumption, that also brings numerous health benefits. Nowadays we have unlimited access to food and our bodies simply can’t handle the load at all times.

Rather than promoting starving, it is a philosophy that focuses on occasional breaks from eating and letting your body rest.

Why Choose Intermittent Fasting?

Again, intermittent fasting does not promote hating your body and starving yourself. It promotes better mood and health and includes benefits as such:

  • Helps to lose weight
  • Slows down the aging process
  • Reduces the risk of diabetes and heart disease
  • Benefits your skin
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Improves your metabolism
  • Improves your brain health
  • Improves resistance to oxidative stress
  • Simplifies your life and saves money

More on intermittent fasting benefits here. All science-based!

Why Intermittent Fasting App Is A Good Idea?

As said in the beginning, intermittent fasting is all over the place. But people are still full of questions and do not know how to do it correctly or are doing it with the wrong mindset. Why not use some help from health and wellness professionals, who have created an easy to use app? 

About The App

You could call DoFasting a personal intermittent fasting assistant. While other apps only give you a time tracker saying when (not) to eat, DoFasting provides you with the full service. It does not provide you with a personal fasting schedule, but also:

  • Gives you access to healthy meal recommendations that were created by professional nutritionists. Our goal – to ensure that you stick to your calorie intake and practice fasting the safest way possible. 
  • Gives you exercise suggestions. Working out for at least 10-30 minutes each day is more important than you think and can bring you amazing results. Professional trainers visualized these exercises to help you avoid bad posture and ensure positive results. 
  • Motivates you to stick to your routine, but by no means promotes starving for longer periods of time, like some other apps do… 
  • Educates you on fasting, gives you access to useful tips on hydration, proper diet, and more. 
  • Provides you with a progress tracker & calendar, so you can enter your current weight, see estimations and track your weight loss, exercise, and fasting progress!

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The best part – this app is fully personalized. It focuses on you and you only.

Some other fasting apps include social-networking elements (comparing weight, goals, and time without food to your friend time without food).

While this was meant to be a motivation booster, it strongly encourages competing. And competing who’s starving for longer and who has lost more weight just is not healthy.

DoFasting is all about you and your results. You get a personal fasting schedule, with personalized recipes and workout plans. Did we mention 24/7 customer support? Yes, that’s right, you can always consult professional trainers and nutritionists.

Safety Cautions

Intermittent fasting is safe for most people. But people with advanced diabetes or who are on medications for diabetes, people with a history of eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia, and pregnant or breastfeeding women should not attempt intermittent fasting unless under the close supervision of a physician who can monitor them.

Bottom Line

Intermittent fasting is not about starving yourself and was never supposed to be. Education and a healthy mindset is needed to get all the benefits of fasting.

It soon becomes a natural healthy part of one's life. It’s not about competing. It’s about taking care of yourself. Let us help you start your wellness journey. 

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Kasparas Aleknavičius, MD
  • Head of Medical Affairs at Kilo Health
  • Medical Doctor at Vilnius University, Lithuania
  • Partnering with the EU-funded Young50 and EUPAP projects

Kasparas Aleknavicius is a medical doctor that graduated from Vilnius University, working as head of medical affairs at Kilo Health. After nearly 5 years in the industry, Kasparas focuses on digital health and is looking for innovative ways to help people lead healthy lifestyles through digital health and wellness platforms.

You can find Kasparas on LinkedIn and follow his latest research on Medium.

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