Feb 01, 2011 5:42 PM GMT
I'm thinking about fasting to lose 20 pounds.
ThisJourney saidHow Long Can a Person Go Without Food?Longer than most marriages last: Till death.
paulflexes saidThisJourney saidHow Long Can a Person Go Without Food?Longer than most marriages last: Till death.
The good reasons to fast: religion/spiritual purpose or to cleanse your body of toxins.
What you're asking for is an anorexia plan. It won't work.
You'll deprive your body of important nutrients during your starvation phase. Your body will break down muscle. Your metabolism will change and your body will store more energy as fat.
Even if you do lose the weight (and 20 lbs is a lot for what you want to do), you will end up with less muscle mass and more fat. Even if you don't regain the weight, which is unlikely, you will actually be unhealthier and have a higher body fat % after your starvation than before.
There are healthy ways to lose 20 lbs.
Lostboy saidWORST IDEA IN THE WORLD.
That is all. If you lose weight this way, you gain it back with interest.