Water fasting

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    Apr 22, 2013 12:22 AM GMT
    I 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.
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    Apr 22, 2013 5:55 PM GMT
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    Apr 22, 2013 5:57 PM GMT
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  • Montague

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    Apr 22, 2013 5:58 PM GMT
    Is it healthy? Sounds kinda harsh
  • samoscratch

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    Apr 22, 2013 6:00 PM GMT
    I'd say do a vegetable juice diet so you at least get some nutrients.
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    Apr 22, 2013 6:12 PM GMT
    samoscratch saidI'd say do a vegetable juice diet so you at least get some nutrients.


    I'm taking a multivitamin every day for that but some things i have read say it's not to good but i'll try it and see how it works for me. I have tried that but fail so i need to try other things. It's day 2 of my fast and have lost 5lbs
  • gwuinsf

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    Apr 22, 2013 6:19 PM GMT
    I think this sounds like a stupid idea. You basically want to starve yourself for 3 weeks?
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    Apr 22, 2013 6:24 PM GMT
    Why don't you try dieting, exercising, hitting the gym, and jogging instead? Don't starve yourself for that long. Yes, you'll lose weight, but you're going to feel terrible in the meantime.
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    Apr 22, 2013 6:25 PM GMT
    gwuinsf saidI think this sounds like a stupid idea. You basically want to starve yourself for 3 weeks?


    fair enough that's your view, if you gained 40lbs in 6 months you might think about it. bty I got sick this is why i gained all that weight.
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    Apr 22, 2013 6:29 PM GMT
    Slim2010 saidWhy don't you try dieting, exercising, hitting the gym, and jogging instead? Don't starve yourself for that long. Yes, you'll lose weight, but you're going to feel terrible in the meantime.


    I have been working out but see no results and it's hard when you try so hard and see no results. I think I have tried to lose weight for about a month and all i lost was 3lbs. I will still go to the gym as i fast but only do light workouts.
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    Apr 22, 2013 6:31 PM GMT
    msuNtx saidUmmmm there is a reason our bodies are 70% water. You need it too function.

    Cut down the food and if any alcoholic drinks. Not Agua


    I drink a lot of water, but not alcohol. I tend to over eat and eat for many reasons not just for hunger so i think a fast will help me control the bad eating patterns
  • gwuinsf

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    Apr 22, 2013 6:31 PM GMT
    You will make yourself sick again by not getting proper nutrition and rapid weight lose. A multi-vitamin doesn't cut it. Your body needs those macro and micro-nutrients that you can't get in a multi-vitamin.

    There's no quick easy answer, which I think is what you want. Do it through proper nutrition and exercise. If you're adamant on doing this, you should do it under doctor supervision.
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    Apr 22, 2013 6:32 PM GMT
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    Slim2010 saidWhy don't you try dieting, exercising, hitting the gym, and jogging instead? Don't starve yourself for that long. Yes, you'll lose weight, but you're going to feel terrible in the meantime.


    I have been working out but see no results and it's hard when you try so hard and see no results. I think I have tried to lose weight for about a month and all i lost was 3lbs. I will still go to the gym as i fast but only do light workouts.


    I see your point, but crash diets usually don't end well.

    And i would suggest not going to the gym at all during your fast, even for a "light workout".
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    Apr 22, 2013 6:34 PM GMT
    manny2 said
    msuNtx saidUmmmm there is a reason our bodies are 70% water. You need it too function.

    Cut down the food and if any alcoholic drinks. Not Agua


    I drink a lot of water, but not alcohol. I tend to over eat and eat for many reasons not just for hunger so i think a fast will help me control the bad eating patterns


    I doubt it will help you control your bad eating habits. I'm sure you're already craving certain foods. You'll likely end up binging the first chance you get.
  • Destinharbor

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    Apr 22, 2013 6:35 PM GMT
    This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. You talk as though the 40 pounds just came over you. You ate like a pig and got no exercise. Get a nutritionist to write you a sensible diet and learn how to eat properly. And start exercising. Create a new way of living. That's the ONLY long term solution.
  • MarvelBoy23

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    Apr 22, 2013 6:37 PM GMT
    Once out of depression, and not being able to keep a thing down, I fasted for 34 days. Water and vitamins only. It wasn't a choice, I was nauseous every time I tried to eat anything. It was severe. I did however lose about 77 pounds in that time. But a severe weight loss can take a toll just as much as severe weight gain, unfortunately!

    People do water fasts all the time. I would check with your doctor to be safe tho.
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    Apr 22, 2013 6:38 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidThis is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. You talk as though the 40 pounds just came over you. You ate like a pig and got no exercise. Get a nutritionist to write you a sensible diet and learn how to eat properly. And start exercising. Create a new way of living. That's the ONLY long term solution.


    That is your view, i cant get a nutritionist, but you do have a point it didn't happen over night.
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    Apr 22, 2013 6:44 PM GMT
    Slim2010 said
    manny2 said
    msuNtx saidUmmmm there is a reason our bodies are 70% water. You need it too function.

    Cut down the food and if any alcoholic drinks. Not Agua


    I drink a lot of water, but not alcohol. I tend to over eat and eat for many reasons not just for hunger so i think a fast will help me control the bad eating patterns


    I doubt it will help you control your bad eating habits. I'm sure you're already craving certain foods. You'll likely end up binging the first chance you get.


    Oddly enough I haven't had major cravings yet but i'm expecting them.
  • ASHDOD

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    Apr 22, 2013 6:45 PM GMT
    extrim diets dont work, apart from the obvious danger to your health and life from this fasting [its not a diet!] you will gain everything back with intrest
    there is no subtitute for a normal diet, andf to lose weight SLOWLY together with exercise.
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    Apr 25, 2013 6:06 PM GMT
    Dont be doin fool things like water fasting. Ya gotta talk to the doctor and see what he says.
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    Apr 25, 2013 6:25 PM GMT
    not to mention the fact that the extra skin will make you look all loose and floppy...it's unhealthy and awful, so it's a no-no
  • MikeW

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    Apr 25, 2013 6:41 PM GMT
    Do you know your body composition, percentage of body fat? If not, how do you know some of that weight gain isn't muscle? A 21 day water fast will no doubt deplete muscle as well as fat, there's no way around it.
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    Apr 25, 2013 6:43 PM GMT
    Have you ever tried green juice/smoothies fasting? It should be healthier since you're providing your body with the vitamins and stuff that it needs.
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    Apr 25, 2013 7:13 PM GMT
    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.

    Here's why:
    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.
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    Apr 25, 2013 7:49 PM GMT
    It's just like chuckystud said... Honestly, a water fast, sounds like a pretty terrible idea for both your health and goals. I'm also a little confused, since you posted in here asking for opinions but it seems you're defending the water fast like you've already made up your mind...

    I don't care what your previous situation was, the only thing that's important is you looking forward. You can try your water tricks, or you can work on living a healthier lifestyle. Keep at the gym and slowly work on self control. It won't happen overnight; such is the nature of anything worth having. I guaranty that you will look and feel better if you give it a serious and informed try. There is absolutely no reason you can't achieve your goal like this.

    As a final note, remember, the number on the scale is one of the least important measures (BMI is worthless in my opinion). Muscle weighs more than fat so if you're losing fat and gaining muscle the scale won't reflect your full results.