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BNBLYNNE Posts: 395
11/6/10 1:09 P

Wow I thought I heard of every crazy diet. This one is right up there at the top of the list.
I think you got some really good advice, just start eating normally.

ANARIE Posts: 12,419
11/6/10 12:03 P

I think you've pretty much answered your own question. It doesn't matter what other people think of it; your own body is telling you that it's not good for you. It's not working, so it's time to move on to something else. Of course we're all going to tell you that a balanced, healthy diet high in vegetables is a good idea for your next try. Why not give the Spark plan a shot?

BETHSEM7272 Posts: 33
11/6/10 9:57 A

This sounds very unhealthy. Your body is starving by the 19th hour so you will grab anything to eat. Meaning you will grab the most unhealthy item because it is convenient because you are starving. Please re-think this method.

KIMPOSSIBLE82 Posts: 1,144
11/6/10 8:49 A

Sounds crazy ...

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,594
11/6/10 8:46 A

Please stop this crazy diet.
It is messing up your blood sugar levels.
It can bring about excessive hunger and binge eating. There is nothing healthy about it.
Dietitian Becky

HSHEAJ5 Posts: 3,130
11/6/10 1:34 A

Why would you ever do that? It makes no sense and sounds like a great way to mess up your metabolism.

NUTMEG1125 Posts: 2,002
11/5/10 11:19 P

What are you eating during your feast time? If you are eating lots of carbs and not enough protein and fat this could be a problem.

If you are eating a healthy balanced diet then intermittent fasting may not be such a bad thing for some people. I don't think it is working for you though.

JODIHAFE Posts: 37
11/5/10 10:43 P

All I can say is that I'm prone to slip ups and this 5 hour "binge time" would have me slipping up baaaaad. For me, it would never be sustainable.

JODIHAFE Posts: 37
11/5/10 10:43 P

All I can say is that I'm prone to slip ups and this 5 hour "binge time" would have me slipping up baaaaad. For me, it would never be sustainable.

GIGISPARKY Posts: 324
11/5/10 10:05 P

What does the Fast Five website tell you?

As you know, SparkPeople recommends three meals and one or more snacks, keeping within healthy calorie, protein, etc. ranges. Switch to this pattern and see how your body responds.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,669
11/5/10 9:56 P

I would imagine that during the nineteen hours your body is saying Feed Me! When you don't eat. Your body decides to hang on to all the calories that you ate during the five hours. It knows that in five hours you will starve yourself again.

Fasting is not a good weight loss tool. The only time fasting is a good idea is for religious reasons and before medical tests.

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 11/5/2010 (21:57)
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11/5/10 7:37 P

This is unhealthy and can lead to a lot of problems such as dizziness, fatigue, delusion...and of course it's not working and you are gaining. I don't believe in diets. I believe in meal replacements to make better choices/supplements/and vitamins.

BELLALUCIA Posts: 3,451
11/5/10 6:32 P

Eat right!

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11/5/10 5:52 P

The basic premise behind the diet is to starve yourself for 19 hours and then binge for five. That is not, in any way, healthy. You're damaging your body by putting it through so many extreme ups and downs, nor is it sustainable in the long-run.

Eat right and eat throughout the day. This is about establishing a healthy lifestyle for the rest of your life, not using quick fixes that will inevitably lead to yo-yo dieting down the road.

PRETTYLILHEFFER Posts: 1,752
11/5/10 5:24 P

One, this sounds totally unhealthy to me, but that's just my opinion. Are you binging? Eating the right foods and not junk?

Me, I would go back to a regular food lifestyle pronto.

RUNNINGPRINCESS Posts: 155
11/5/10 5:00 P

I've been doing the Fast Five diet for almost three weeks (fasting 19 hours, and then eating during a five hour 'window'), and have went up 7 pounds!! Im horrified! I was just wondering if there was anyone out there who has done the Fast Five diet/lifestyle and lost weight/gained weight/has success/failed at this particular diet?? I love the prospect of giving my body a rest from eating, and then eating what I need at night (5pm-10pm.). It feels so good, but it's really messing up my metabolism. I have been eating normally for two days, and have gained two pounds already. *sob* Any ideas?

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