I do not wish to belie fasting for its spiritual attributes, as such is of great importance to many people.
I take issue with the implication that fasts are a helpful weight loss aid. Fasts may be trendy right now but are the opposite of healthy. You may lose weight (temporary water weight/weight loss that only registers on the scale while fasting), but not actual fat which is what ya want. Here is lots of info about fasts:
Is Fasting Healthy?
Detoxification (alternative medicine) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Science-Based Medicine “Toxins”: the new evil humours
i encourage fitday users to research some of the statements made in this thread. I do think the information in the above provided links is sound. Believe as your perception of this world allows.
having links like this are okay since i'm not spamming or trying to get hits on a personal blog. if they aren't cool please let me know and i'll take them down.