Could YOU live on just one meal a day? These women do – and swear it's the secret to taming a mid-life tum but still enjoying good food

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Deborah Pufal comments on the latest extreme diet: 'This is yet another diet that involves fasting and is unsustainable for long-term weight loss. During the menopausal years women deposit more body fat around the stomach. Worryingly, the temptation is to embark on very low-calorie diets for cosmetic reasons — not health ones.

'The modern mentality that a diet must be extreme in order for it to work is also harmful.

'So many women fall into this trap and while they will lose weight, they'll be walking around in a state of starvation,' she says.

Period5 Apr 2019

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  • TitleCould YOU live on just one meal a day? These women do – and swear it's the secret to taming a mid-life tum but still enjoying good food
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletMailonline - Daily Mail
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date5/04/19
    DescriptionShe warns that restricting meals to one a day will also mean diets lack calcium and iron.

    'If we don't get enough iron we feel tired. It's easy to blame those symptoms on the menopause when, for example, having more red meat will address it. After the menopause, women need calcium for their bones.
    URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6887563/Women-live-one-meal-day-swear-secret-taming-mid-life-tum.html
    PersonsDeborah Pufal