Tuesday, March 19, 2013
I'm looking for opinions on fasting. My fiance' is frustrated with his weight and wants to fast next week (Monday-Friday). I've read articles and I know that most people and sparkpeople say fasting is not helpful and can be unhealthy.
I guess I'm just wondering if anyone has used fasting or limiting yourself to fruit/veggies for a week as way to reset, focus on what your eating, maybe break some bad habits.
He wants to take vitamins and only drink water. I know that a lot of weight lost when people fast is water weight so if you drink a lot of water while fasting would that keep you from losing water weight?
I did this fast once when I was younger where I ate only fruit/veggies for two days, then I fasted for two days, and then the two days after the fast were only fruit/veggies again. I don't remember if I lost any weight, but I know I didn't make it my last day with only fruit and veggies cuz my family was having pizza and I was too tempted.
He also mentioned the spiritual benefits of fasting which I totally agree with and I think if he spends the week focusing on reading his Bible and praying, even if he doesn't lose weight he'll be better off.
Anyway I suggested maybe doing somehting like that. I could see it as being a good way to really focus on what you put it your body and maybe break habits of eating bad things.
I don't know? Opinions anyone?