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sweetpea5549

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Posted: 27 Jun 2008, 09:09
What is your take on fasting?? Good to break through some numbers or wreaks havoc on metabolism??
tnt3835

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Posted: 27 Jun 2008, 09:40
wreaks havoc on metabolism!!! I have found that if I am in a slump, if I eat a little more I start losing again.
lugojean

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Posted: 27 Jun 2008, 09:42
I think it depends. Also it depends on what you mean by fasting. In the strict sense, fasting is only having water to drink. I think you should only do this for 24 hours. No more.

There are other types of "fasts" that include drinking juices or teas, that are really more like liquid diets. I think you can do these for a longer period of time, maybe a week tops. Some have done them for longer.

I think that fasts, all types, are really good for clearing your mind and your body. Whenever I've done one I've come to some realization about my life. I've gotten insight into something I need to start doing or some part of my life that needs work. They are also really helpful when it comes to ending cravings you might have for junk food.

And yes, fasts are good for losing weight too.
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Posted: 01 Jul 2008, 09:01
I pretty much agree with lugojean, short fasts can be beneficial for a number of reasons. They also are a tremendous boost to will power. For a good, not too technical book on the subject see Paul Bragg's "The Miracle of Fasting." He covers quite a bit of ground there.

"I will work in my own way, according to the light that is in me." - Lydia Maria Child
sararay

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Posted: 01 Jul 2008, 12:05
I only support fasting for medical or spiritual reasons, not for losing weight. It is very counter-productive for weight loss as it does not only slow your metabolism, but stresses out your adrenal glands too.

If you fast you should always drink lots of water to cleanse your liver and always rest. Trying to fast on a day you work is also counter-productive because it stresses out your body even more.

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MAeS1981

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Posted: 01 Jul 2008, 12:11
i have no idea about how they affect weight loss, but i agree with the last two people (forgive me- i can't see your names now that i'm replying!!)

i used to fast, but it was a weekend thing. its much easier to control your environment (no work stress to deal with) and stay away from trouble zones.
tessa

Joined: Dec 07
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Posted: 01 Jul 2008, 18:40
Again fasting is not for weight loss!!!! My advice-do some reading on it before you partake in it. It is a dangerous thing if not done properly.
skinnyjeans

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Posted: 03 Jul 2008, 08:39
From my experience of fasting for religious reasons, I ALWAYS gain weight after the first week. A day won't hurt but I've never fasted to lose weight. There are better ways to do that.



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