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)
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