manny2 saidI have in the last 6 months gained about 40LBS of fat and I have decided to go on a long water fast 21 days but I may go on longer. Has anyone done an extended water fast? if so do you have any tip? I am about 80LBS over weight with a 34 BMI so I have a lot of stored fat to work with let me know what you think.
I have a 34 BMI. BMIs are useless for all practical purposes.
How do I say this nicely? You're an idiot.
It's called the famine response, as part of the feast famine response.
1. Your metabolic rate slow to a crawl (the opposite of what you want), in an order to preserve your bodily functions.
2. You consume the wrong parts of your body. First, goes the protein (the muscle) (well, actually, first goes stored glucose in your liver and skeletal muscle). As a last resort, your body burns the fat. Then, goes your organs (It's a disease called ANOREXIA.).
YOU ARE TEACHING YOUR BODY HOW TO BE A FAT STORING MACHINE. It is exactly opposite of what you should be doing.
It's called malnutrition / anorexia (because it's self imposed), and is setting you up for life long problems. Stop it.
Study nutrition, EAT, and get yourself in motion. The more muscle you have, the more you can eat without getting fat.
What you are doing is unhealthy, adverse to your goal, and will leave you with life long issues if you do it repeatedly. EXERCISE. EAT. SLEEP.