Originally Posted by ripemango
where are people getting the idea that fasting for weight loss is healthy?
Well, I don't know that it's particularly unhealthy, in moderation. We all fast from supper to breakFAST every day. But, having been a serious fasting practitioner in the past (a couple 30 day water fasts and many shorter ones) I don't see it as an effective weight loss strategy for the long run.
Really, a moderate amount of "good" calories per day is, I think, the ultimate answer to weight loss. Yes, you can dump weight pretty quickly with a fast but much of it comes back when you break the fast and the impulse to "binge" once the fast is ended is pretty powerful. Much better to lose a steady one or two pounds a week while enjoying good food and the occasional indulgence.
47 M 5'8"
May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)
Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)
The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.