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glitter695
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My dad has went on fasts before. He says that he has lost weight from it. Isnt that unsafe? Or is it safe because you drink so much water and juice kind of stuff (I forgot what its called, and I also forgot the whole process that goes along with it). You get special powders and use that as your drink mix when you are fasting. Has anyone else tried that? What was your experience? Did you like it? Would you do it again? Do you recommed it?

Does this make sense?

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unless you are fasting for religious reasons (yom kippur, ramadan, etc), i highly discourage fasting. your body has to go thru some expensive processes to keep up with your metabolic needs if you're not properly feeding yourself. overall, it's pretty taxing on your system. so if you don't have to, don't fast. it's not a good idea.

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i'm fasting for yom kippur right now, and i am SO HUNGRY.

i can't wait until breakfast...yum...lox and bagels...

anyway, i just thought i would share.

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quote:
Originally posted by emsily0:

i can't wait until breakfast...yum...lox and bagels...

*sigh* only five hours left...

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Glitter, luv, unless things have changed recently, I know what you weigh and how tall you are.

That being the case, ANY sort of fasting or dieting would likely be unhealthy for you, as well as unecessary.

And again, ANY sort of dieting for people who are still growing should ONLY be done under a doctors orders and supervision. It's just far easier to screw up your metabolism and digestive system for the rest of your life with dieting in your youth.

I have an aunt who was never satisfied with being a size 8 who now will ever wear plus sizes who could tell you all about how silly she feels for obsessing over her weight then and screwing up her health when no matter what size she was, she would never have felt "thin enough." Yet now, at a FAR larger size than she was then, she feels far better with her body because she learned that lesson.

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Well, I don't know if this can be considered an example of fasting, but during last school year, when my classes started everyday at 1pm, I would wake up around 10, and leave home at 12, and not eat anything until I came back home (about 5 or 6pm), and most of the times the 1st meal I had was dinner at 8.30/9pm... I was just never hungry - sometimes I'd get hungry during the afternoon and eat a sandwich or something, but not usually.

I didn't do it thinking I would loose weight, although one day when I was already on Summer holidays I started thinking about it and I thought I should have lost weight and I was like "cool, and I didn't even have to 'suffer'"... so I I was very surprised when not only didn't I loose weight, as I put on almost 5kgs during this year, which are now very noticeable as most of my pants don't fit me

Even though I didn't eat anything during all day for more than 6 months, and I did plenty of walking each day, I think as I didn't eat healthily during the day as I should, anything I would eat was absorbed by my body.

So I think it isn't healthy at all to think about fasting, and as far as results are concerned, at least in my case it did exactly the oposite of what we'd think...

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I was thinking about fasting today...

I know that not eating enough can cause problems with your metabolism, but how long does it take for that change to happen?

I dont think i would ever fast to lose weight, but i wouldnt mind doing it just to see if i have the self control to do it. I am not thinking a forty day fast or anything, but more like a three to five day fast.

I dont think for me it would have any effects too horrible (i am by no means a small girl) but i really dont wanna mess up my metabolism. I dont think i have ever gone more then 36 hours without eating before (and that is a generous estimate) so i just dont know.


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quote:
Originally posted by Miz Scarlet:
Glitter, luv, unless things have changed recently, I know what you weigh and how tall you are.

I still am the same hieght, maybe an inch taller (whoohoo!) I weigh about 115-118 so I did gain a little weight.

Sometime I dont eat right.

Miz S. You seem to eat great and maintain the same weight. What do you advise on eating to make me feel better about myself? I like eating, but sometimes I am in a big rush and dont eat right, especially when I have work about an hour after I get out of school, and dont get home until 9p.m. or sometimes 10:30p.m. and I really dont like to eat that late. Any suggestions?

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Etch: there's a process your body goes thru to make carbohydrates from scratch. it's called gluconeogenesis. how fast does it kick in? it's already going by the time you wake up in the morning. your body kicks it out of the gluconeogenesis process when you eat breakfast (which is why eating in the morning is so dang important). gluconeogenesis is an expensive process to run, and it is here that ppl's metabolisms start getting screwed up.

in short, don't fast. please. don't do it.

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I'd suggest that anyone who intends to fast, or drastically reduce their food intake solely to lose weight, should be looking at some of the photographs from WW2.

Specifically, the Nazi concentration camps, the Burma Railroad (especially Hellfire Pass), and the various death marches.

Your body is basically able to stay alive with 1000-1200 calories a day. That's to maintain a minimum of health, with no workload. 2000 calories per day is generally regarded as "healthy", in my understanding. (Assuming all other dietary requirements are met: vitamins, minerals, protein, etc.)

Your health is vastly more important than current trends in fashion. Obesity is bad, but so is being seriously underweight. Somewhere in between is just nice.

After all, I think I'd rather look like Santa Claus than an Auschwitz inmate.

Planning on a diet? Check your doctor.

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people in concentration camps were fed approximately 600 Calories a day.

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600 really? For some reason i thought it would be less. Of course that is an average and schools and movies generally tell the worst case scenarios. 600 a day is more then the diet my grandmother put my mom on when growing up. 400 a day was my moms diet. How unhealthy.

I always eat breakfast if there is one thing in the world i make time for its a big bowl of Total (or whatever) in the morning. YUM YUM.

I dont think i could manage to fast anyway. Well, now that i know how quickly that process starts im gonna go call my friend who has horrid eating habits and let her know


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I started to eat breakfast finally because we serve breakfast in school.

I have a little bowl of cereal with some skim milk and a little thing of apple juice. It makes me feel good. So I think that I will keep doing that. Then I wont eat that much for lunch.

So right now I am happy with that, we will see how I feel in a week or so.

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