Thread: Fasting Anyone?
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm sorry to say this, but a 30-day water fast just sounds irresponsible to me. The ultimate goal of all this fat loss that people are trying to achieve on this forum is to get down to a weight where their health is no longer threatened by looming dangers of diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and everything that comes with overweight/obesity. Which means... you shouldn't trade away your health to get there.

While a 24-hour fast sounds reasonable to me (especially when giving the body a chance to recover from a weekend of brutal eating), I'd imagine 30 days causes some serious nutritional depletion in addition to a high caloric deficit. I wouldn't recommend it at all.

My rules:
1) eat real food - more vegetables, moderate meat, moderate fruits, less grains, less sugar, less vegetable oils.
2) exercise - moderate intensity cardio, sprinting, heavy lifting, dedicated stretching and mobility.
3) live - relax, de-stress, meditate.

Disclaimer: I'm not professionally qualified to make any formal recommendations. I've just done my homework and I'm my own guinea pig. All of my data, unless otherwise cited, comes from a sample size of n=1 (me).
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