I would find it very hard to fast - not having an adequate amount of nutrients.
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Let it go
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Is it a complete fast - nothing the entire day? This might be why you are so tired. Is this a life long habit? Then I'd say your body would be used to it. 1200 calories is the minimum, so I see no harm in going over throughout the week. I think it's more quality than quantity. I have gone for weeks on 600 calories a day. It's the only way I seem to lose weight, and I have maintained that weight loss when eating higher calories.
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I'm no dietitian, so please take my answer with a grain of salt. I would spread the calories out evenly during the week to ensure that your body still gets the vital nutrients it need to function properly.
My concern is that if you were to eat that extra 1200 calories the next day, that ends up being a binge. Do you have any binge eating issues ? That could result from your one day a week fast. It really depends on how your body reacts to long term fasting.
How long have you been fasting one day a week ? Just curious. In general, it wouldn't hurt to talk to your doctor to see how they feel about your fasting one day a week. Once in a while (for religious reasons) may not be harmful, but it could be long term.
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So, I fast regularly (one day a week) for religious reasons. On that day, I don't exercise because I figure there are no calories coming in...so I don't have any spare ones to burn. But my question is...should I eat the 1200 calories throughout the rest of the week...or should I just let it go?
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