Start Weight:(02 Apr 14) 172.6 lb
Current Weight:(16 Apr 14) 169.5 lb
Goal Weight:147.7 lb
following: pontik's own diet
performance: gaining 1.3 lb a week

FatSecret member since: 15 Aug 13

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pontik's Cookbook

cals: 318kcal | fat: 16.99g | carbs: 41.44g | prot: 6.71g
Beetroot Salad with Walnuts & Prunes
This tangy salad popular in Eastern Europe, plays on sweet/bitter contrasts and is really healthy.
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onedaat wrote:
Check out the reddit site if you want more information on fasting. They have a good faq pontik.

Thanks' for that, onedat.
posted 17 Aug 2013, 08:00
eKatherine wrote:
I read about a guy who did a 30 day water fast, convinced by some true believers that he was continuing to cleanse his body and detox throughout. Although he was six feet tall, his body weight dropped to under 100 pounds. He said it took him about 10 years to recover his health.

You read such story? Did he do it under medical supervision? Only experienced fasters who had been practicing different-length fasting (including several 30 day supervised fasts) for years could do unsupervised 30 day fast. It sounds just unwise to do otherwise Smile In any number of successful things, could be one failure, sad stories happen if you don't listen to your body and go against your senses and do stupid things. As I've said, fasting is not for everyone. Was the guy experienced? I doubt so... there are many such people who are easily convinced into different things by 'true' believers.I believe the guy's weight didn't drop over night? Why did he continue fasting if he felt sick and uncomfortable? Convinced by true believers? No experienced practitioner would try to convince anyone, since fasting and its process is very personal experience. I've also read some sad stories about people who messed up their lives through making wrong decisions every day over a long period of time. Yet people who do fasting,prepare for each such journey for days, weeks and even months - depending on the length of the fast, and then spend the same amount of time breaking the fast. They know their bodies its responses, its reactions. I am not advocating or promoting fasting, in the same way as I would never try and convince anyone quit consuming alcohol or tobacco or rubbish food. This is the choice of personal preferences, of personal taste, and as they say in Russia: You don't argue about one's tastes. Amen
posted 17 Aug 2013, 07:57
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
kdennard wrote:
I have an Omron body fat analyser. It never seems to change regardless of my various weight fluctuations. What brand "body analyser" do you use?

Really? What a mean analyser you have, Kennard. My analyser never lies Smile It's SALTER. And it shows BMI, water, fat and weight. Interestingly my weight fluctuations follow a monthly pattern: 2 weeks of steady weight loss (if on a diet aimed to loose), one week of steady weight or gain (just before those days - water retention is killing me!), then whoosh, in two-four days a different picture arrives - losing all water and feeling/looking leaner than before.
posted 17 Aug 2013, 05:00
erika2633 wrote:
This was the biggest thing that stuck out to me on that poster:

I can see where 'IF' would have its benefits and I know I have buddies that use that approach and really like it - it would be something I would consider.. but fasting for days at a time with only water like the OP mentioned? I don't see the reasoning for that (beyond something spiritual/religious like onedaat mentioned).

and yes, fasting is not for everyone. This makes it even more appealing to me.
posted 17 Aug 2013, 04:50
Bbody1972 wrote:
Why would you even want to?

The longest I'll go is 16-18 hours.

Well, there is plethora of benefits, just do some research. Personally, I do it as a ultimate detox, anti age remedy and overall healing, to try and understand my body more, to tune in and cleanse both physically and mentally.
I must say that fasting was one of the most exciting things for me to discover and it changed my life. You also start approaching things from a different perspective. Short fasting (1 or 3days) also re-tunes your body and prepares it for co-ordinal changes in habits. I do 10 days on a yearly basis, 3 days on a monthly basis and also fast once a week. I do only water fasts, but there are abundance of other options such as fruit fasting, etc. etc.
Person who introduced me to fasting (a doctor) is 65, but she looks for no more than 40. That's my inspiration.
posted 17 Aug 2013, 04:49
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