It’s been a while since my last update, I’m sorry to say. Between moving around a lot and starting a new job, I just haven’t had the time to write. But now that I’m in a bit of a rut, I’m hoping to start posting more regularly again. And what better way to start than by answering the all-important question: Does MS Make You Lose Weight?
Getting sick can really knock your weight off. And, while it might not seem like it at first, getting better can also help you to shed a few pounds. So, it’s important to know the difference between the two so that you can make the most of your time while you’re recovering. Here’s an outline of what you should know and try to keep in mind.
The Difference Between Fasting And Skipping Meals
Fasting is a method of self-reduction that relies on you to decide when you’ll eat, therefore creating periods of time where you don’t consume any calories at all. Skipping meals is a common symptom of disease onset, similar to how losing a lot of sleep can cause you to lose weight, and it’s usually a temporary situation. Fasting brings with it a host of advantages, such as helping you to clear your head and body of toxins, but it also has some disadvantages, the main one being that you’ll lose a lot of IQ points. Skipping meals, on the other hand, is a better option, as long as you’re careful about what kind of food you consume in between times. Eating the right foods (such as those found in a healthy diet) can help you to maintain a healthy body weight in the long run, so it’s worth investigating.
When Is It A Good Idea To Fast?
Fasting is a great idea when the situation calls for it. For example, if you want to see how your body will react after being deprived of food for a certain period of time, then fasting is the way to go. Or if you’re trying to lose a lot of weight and want to see how much your body will react before your next meal, then fasting is also a great option. There are also cases where someone might want to fast to see if they can get their body to a certain weight range (such as below or above what it normally is), but it’s usually not a good idea to do so if you’re already at a healthy weight. In most cases, eating healthy foods and getting some exercise is a better option, as it can help to improve your mood and overall quality of life while also helping you to maintain a healthy body weight.
The Advantages Of Fasting
There are a lot of advantages to fasting, but let’s discuss a few of the most important ones.
- It can help you to destress
- It can give you a clearer mind
- It can help you to reduce your blood sugar levels
- It can help you to reduce inflammation
- It can provide you with some extra energy when you need it
- It can allow you to better concentrate
- It can improve your sleep quality
You might be wondering: what are the disadvantages of fasting? Well, there are a few, but they aren’t too important. The main one is that you’ll lose a lot of IQ points if you go more than 24 hours without eating, so make sure that you don’t go overboard and deprive yourself of food for too long. Another disadvantage is that if you’re not used to fasting, then it can be hard to tell how long it is until your next meal will be ready. This is why it might not be the best choice for someone who is already on a diet, as they might not be able to tell how much they should be eating at any given moment.
When Is It Best To Eat?
Now that you’re healthy and want to stay that way, you need to consider when it’s best to eat. This is going to depend on a number of factors, including your body type, but generally speaking, you should try to eat every three to four hours to keep your energy levels up and to prevent blood sugar levels from spiking too high. Eating more frequently than this could potentially cause you to feel bloated and full, while eating less frequently than this could cause you to run out of energy (and potentially even lose some weight). So it’s important to find a balance that works best for you.
Make Sure You Consume The Right Foods
As mentioned above, eating the right foods can help you to maintain a healthy body weight. Generally speaking, vegetables and fruits are a great choice, as they contain high levels of water and fiber, both of which can help to keep you hydrated and feeling full. Lean meats and seafood are also excellent choices because they provide your body with essential nutrients that are needed to stay healthy. A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can also help to improve your mental health, making you feel happier and less stressed out.
It’s also important to consume nuts, seeds, and avocado because they are all abundant in healthy fats that can keep your heart and muscle tissues healthy. These are all excellent choices that can help you to stay strong while fighting MS.
Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep each night can help to improve your overall quality of life. This is because sleep can help to reduce your stress levels and keep your body active, so you have more energy when you wake up. Sleeping for a certain amount of time each night can also help to improve the quality of your sleep, making you feel more rested when you wake up.
If you’re not getting enough sleep, then this could potentially lead to you losing a lot of weight. This is because lack of sleep can cause you to eat more than usual, which in turn can make you lose weight. So make sure that you’re getting at least seven hours of sleep each night, and consider investing in a sleeping mask if this is a problem for you.
Avoid Eating While Stressed
When you’re stressed, it’s usually not a good idea to eat, as this can cause you to have spiky blood sugar levels and an upset stomach. So if you find that you’re constantly feeling stressed, then it’s best to avoid eating, as this could potentially make things worse. Eating when you’re stressed can also lead to weight gain, so it’s important to pay attention to how you feel and make the necessary changes to improve your quality of life.
However, sometimes there’s nothing better than a delicious meal when you’re feeling down. If this is the case for you, then have at it. Just make sure that you’re not overdoing it and that you’re not going to eat something that’s going to cause you further problems. Sometimes, a chocolate bar can be exactly what you need to improve your mood and mental wellbeing.
In some of the above cases, you might want to consider going on a diet or trying a new dietary regime, as there’s tons of evidence that shows that certain food types can help to improve certain symptoms of MS. For instance, the Mediterranean diet has been shown to reduce the severity of MS symptoms, such as tremor and spasticity. So if you’re looking for an option that might help, then the Mediterranean diet is a great place to start.
Sugar is highly undesirable and has been shown to contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes. So, if you’re looking to improve your health and are concerned about sugar intake, then it’s best to avoid it altogether. The best way to do this is by cutting out all forms of sugar, including fruit juices and honey. Some people with MS might also want to avoid gluten (found in wheat and other foods with glutenin grains), as this can make their symptoms worse. If you find that cutting out gluten makes your symptoms feel better, then going on a gluten free diet might be a great option to consider.
Be Careful About What You Eat
If you want to maintain a healthy weight, then you must be careful about what you eat. This means avoiding foods that are high in calories and fat but also keeping an eye out for foods that are high in fiber and water, as these can help to keep you feeling full and maintain a healthy weight.