The Essential Guide to Intermittent Fasting for Women
Balance Your Hormones to Lose Weight, Lower Stress, and Optimize Health
- ISBN: 9781771645416
- Tags: All Books, Dr. Jason Fung, Food & Drink, Health & Wellness, Jason Fung, Megan Ramos,
- Dimensions: 6 x 9
- Published On: 06/06/2023
- 272 Pages
With a foreword from Dr. Jason Fung, author of The Obesity Code, this ground-breaking guide to intermittent fasting for women includes step-by-step advice for preventing and reversing metabolic disease.
As a teenager, Megan Ramos suffered from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and polycystic ovarian syndrome. By her mid-twenties, she had developed type 2 diabetes. But everything changed when she heard about intermittent fasting at the clinic where she was a researcher. Within six months of giving up snacks, adopting a diet high in natural fats and low in carbs, and fasting regularly for short periods, she reversed her metabolic conditions. And she began to counsel other people—especially women—about therapeutic fasting.
Today, Ramos has helped over 20,000 people improve their health through intermittent fasting. In The Essential Guide to Intermittent Fasting for Women, she shares what she's learned about fasting through clinical research, her own lived experience, and the experiences of the many women she's worked with. Women—juggling kids, careers, and their roles in their communities—are prone to stress, which drives up cortisol and estrogen levels in the body. Too much estrogen at any time is bad. But as we age, we produce less estradiol and more of its evil twin, estrone, which leads to weight gain, depression, and abnormal growths. Recognizing this fact, Megan provides practical advice about when and what to eat, and how and when to fast, in ways that work with and support women first.
Megan Ramos is a clinical educator, researcher, and co-founder, with Dr. Jason Fung, of The Fasting Method. After losing significant weight and reversing her own metabolic conditions, she has become a leading expert on therapeutic fasting and low-carbohydrate diets, guiding thousands worldwide to weight loss and better health. She is a co-author of the New York Times bestseller Life in the Fasting Lane.
Dr. Jason Fung is a New York Times bestselling author whose many books include The Obesity Code, The Diabetes Code, The Obesity Code Cookbook, The Diabetes Code Cookbook, and The PCOS Plan, amongst others. He completed medical school at the University of Toronto and a fellowship in nephrology at the University of California. He is the co-founder of The Fasting Method and lives in Toronto.