If I always eat until my stomach hurts will my satiety control mechanisms become damaged long term? Because I have started an intermittent fasting protocol with two meals daily and always eat until food disgusts me. What kind of health effects can this have?
asked byPasteurella_multocida (47)
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on August 28, 2012
at 05:57 PM
Intermittent fasting is not for everyone. It definitely messed up my satiety signals and caused weight gain. Do you tend to overeat in general? Are you leptin-resistant? Do you have an eating disorder? Is your mind obsessed with food/eating during your fasting period? If yes, intermittent fasting may not be working for you.
I did intermittent fasting for 8 months with 1-2 meals within 4-6 hour eating window. It didn't work for me. I realized that after gaining about 20-30 pounds (initial weight was 105lb). Now I am eating three regular meals and slowly losing the weight I gained from intermittent "fasting." It was more like restriction followed by uncontrolled binges. Sometimes I would feel so full, bloated and sick that I wouldn't be able to do ANYTHING for hours after eating. If the way you eat after the fasting period looks more like a binge (uncontrolled, mindless eating past satiety), then IF is probably not working for you.
on August 26, 2012
at 08:32 PM
Maybe instead of wondering about the health ramifications, just stop forcefeeding. Like Dan said, slow down and take breaks if you need to. If you're so ravenous that you eat to the point that you're feeling sick, prob need to troubleshoot your IF - food choices, timing, etc.