Originally Posted by hlipman
please rethink this decision. fasting in general is not particularly safe, and doing a water fast for more than 3-5 days is not possible. If you want to kick start a new phase of a diet, try a week long cleanse of just raw or fresh foods. Not eating is not a safe or healthy way to lose weight. as said above, there are plenty of people who have seen results who would love to share some good, healthy tips with you.
best of luck
I agree that fasting to lose weight probably isn't the best idea in the world.
However, to say that a water fast lasting more that five days is impossible is simply inaccurate. Many people have fasted for much longer. I've personally done 30 days with zero calories twice and one to three weeks more often.
As I mentioned in fastingwomens other thread, I would recommend fasting of any type only be done under a doctor's supervision.
And, for the record, I think maintaining a reasonable calorie deficit combined with moderate exercise and lots of water is a much better way to go.
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May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
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June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
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