We will see the benefits and problems of diet created by Dr. Michael Moesley TV, also known as the intermittent fasting diet.

Dr. Michael Mosley

He is a doctor, but not an investigator. It is a television presenter focused on healthy life one day; he came to combine a number of existing concepts and discoveries to create a diet. He put a name that sounds contemporary (5: 0, very much in line with Web 2: 0) and was announced on his show.

Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting diet not only serves to lose weight, although this is one of the aims pursued. In principle, it is a lifelong eating plan whose main objective away from cancer, diseases degenerative and cardiovascular causes of death in the West.

The English doctor who already had a sizable audience managed to increase its followers and in every possible way, groups exchanging experiences, recipes and tips.

But what this diet is intermittent fasting?.

Intermittent Fasting Diet

It is very easy to follow as simply to make partial fast two days a week as long as they are not followed. During those days, women should not consume more than 500 calories and men can increase the ration to 600.

No need to look no sugar, no fat, no pre-cooked food or soft drinks, alcohol, or any other requirement; This applies to day diet and normal.

The method is able to reduce anxiety in people who like good food and social gatherings, as even prohibits binges. Promises a considerable drop in weight and also a considerable improvement of health.

Although there are many studies linking low-calorie intake (daily) with a long life and durability, this diet has not been tested by itself. That is, Dr. Michael Moesley television has been based on a number of signs or scientific evidence to raise his method.

Benefits of fasting for health

We have to start clarifying what fasting means: do not eat for a whole day. Well, it is true that most religions impose it in some way or another.

Even today and almost every day people around the world of magazines and heart that make fasting state total or partial. The general public, with some frequency, are dazzled by these statements without regard to these kinds of people usually have, despite appearances, an ordered life, a balanced diet or thought, an exercise routine sessions almost daily cosmetic and personal physician following any alteration.

What is certain and we will not discuss here is that the vast majority of people who have reached 100 years confess lead a very low-calorie diet. We cannot forget that the food they eat these centenarians are of extreme quality.

In addition, these people have led a very simple life in small towns far from pollution, with a tremendously strong family or social environment have not been the current stress and tend to show off a very serene spiritual interior. With this, I say that these people do not fast a single day and just eat some every day.

Problems and contraindications of this intermittent fasting diet

So what is the problem? In principle, do a partial fast does not have to affect health. Nevertheless, some dietitians believe it is not good subjecting the body to sudden changes.

Liver, pancreas and stomach are used to vary the rhythm and a routine every other day you too can lead to various problems.

I say, “may” because this intermittent fasting diet is untested. It is not as fast as it is not normally practiced, nor has to do with a daily reduction of food intake.

During those days of low-calorie, well, you have to reduce your normal activity, not sports, or study or submit to intensive work. Otherwise, it can give you a fit for low blood sugar.


It is always the simplest: that of our grandparents. If you are lovers of good food with including social life, let those moments for what they are: for special occasions.

The other day trying to moderate fats, sugars, excesses, precooked, soft drinks, alcohol, sedentary lifestyle and extravagance.