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ONLINEASLLOU
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12/30/12 10:52 A

I have done "semi-fasts" for 1 or 2 days to get my head back into the game, so I do understand why you are doing it. But from a nutritional standpoint, 3 days is a long time and you may actually do your body more harm than good.

To lose weight in the long run -- and keep it off -- you would be more likely to be successful if you stopped thinking in terms of quick, short term diets ... and focus on establishing a few healthy habits that you can sustain for the rest of your life. Use the next 3 days to reflect on your lifestyle, choose a couple of things to change, and begin working on those few things.

I am using this weekend to do just that. I am trying to eat light -- but not completely fast. I'll focus on eating healthy and hope to end up 100 or 200 calories below what I normally eat. I'll also use the time to reflect on the success I have had the past year (in which I lost 27 pounds at a steady rate of 2-3 pounds per month). I'll also use the time to develop goals and plans for upcoming year.

And if your stomach feels "acidic" at night when you go to bed (or any other time, for that matter) ... you may actually have an over-production of acid ... or you might have some gastric reflux. It's pretty common, particularly in people who are overweight. Talk to your doctor about it. You might benefit from taking some antacids to manage your symptoms or by taking an acid inhibitor to reduce your stomach's production of acid. If acid really is the cause of your dicomfort, you don't have to eat more to manage it successfully.

Good luck to you!

Edited by: ONLINEASLLOU at: 12/30/2012 (10:57)


GOODLIFELIVING
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12/29/12 7:32 P

Ive started today to be ready for the new year! :-) , I started today and it will end on the first of the brand new year! Im doing it for more than just to lose a few pounds, i'm doing it as sort of like a "new start" with a hopefully empty stomach. I updated my post :-X

Goodluck to both of us ! :-D



GOODLIFELIVING
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12/29/12 7:29 P

I agree 100% percent. I guess i should've stated the reasons WHY im doing a fast since ive done them before and im still obviously not where i want to be.

I'm doing it right before the new years because i really want to get a fresh start. This might sound silly, but i feel as though i'm addicted to starches. I will literally lay in bed and not be able to sleep unless i've ate it a few hours before. I could NOT be hungry at all or be able to satisfy my "hunger" with things like grapes (soo yummy!) and healthy snacks but unless i eat something like bread my stomach feels almost...acidic? its really hard to explain. Of COURSE i will love to see the scale go down at the end of the 3 days. But once you complete a fast you almost gain control back and are able to decide what to eat for energy rather than just give in to all the bad food cravings. Also after 3 days my stomach usually "shrinks" and i'm able to feel satisfied with a lot less food. Im only speaking from my personal experiences, i could be completly talking out of my butt here but for me this will help me go in the right track :-)

To sum it all up! I'm doing this to gain back control over what goes into my mouth and also to have a fresh start.



EMSEMAIL
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12/29/12 6:31 P

I have to agree that fasting isn't the best way to lose weight...I decided to start yesterday instead of waiting for January 1st. There are 21 meals (3x/day) or 35 meals (including snacks) in a week. I'm allowing myself 2 meals (New Years Eve and my birthday) to eat what I want but the other times I am tracking, drinking water and walking (or other ways of exercise).

I think if you fast it will make the challenge even more challenging!

Best of luck though! emoticon



SNOWJESTER
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12/29/12 5:55 P

Just a warning. You'll gain back all the weight you lose, plus some, as soon as you start eating. Trust me, I've done it before.



GOODLIFELIVING
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12/29/12 3:16 P

I'm GOING to accomplish a 3 day fast starting with today.. to start of 2013 the right way. I really need/want somewhere to talk about my feelings and even if their not responded to its nice to think someone might look over them.

Anyone care to partake? Even if you've already ate today you can start AS OF right now. let me know. Oh and ... hi beautiful!

Things im going to do to get ready for it today. (AKA trying to use all of my energy to possible sleep tonight)

-CLEAN ROOM
-Take nail polish off/cut nails
-Get huge water bottles
-Blog , blog , blog!


Why im fasting:

I'm doing it right before the new years because i really want to get a fresh start. This might sound silly, but i feel as though i'm addicted to starches. I will literally lay in bed and not be able to sleep unless i've ate it a few hours before. I could NOT be hungry at all or be able to satisfy my "hunger" with things like grapes (soo yummy!) and healthy snacks but unless i eat something like bread my stomach feels almost...acidic? its really hard to explain. Of COURSE i will love to see the scale go down at the end of the 3 days. But once you complete a fast you almost gain control back and are able to decide what to eat for energy rather than just give in to all the bad food cravings. Also after 3 days my stomach usually "shrinks" and i'm able to feel satisfied with a lot less food. Im only speaking from my personal experiences, i could be completly talking out of my butt here but for me this will help me go in the right track :-)

To sum it all up! I'm doing this to gain back control over what goes into my mouth and also to have a fresh start.

Edited by: GOODLIFELIVING at: 12/29/2012 (19:30)


 
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