T think that fasting is ok maybe one day out of every month or so just to give your body a break.
Now, even better than fasting there are detox programs that give you nutrients (in small quantities of course) that help your body do the job much better.
I have tried the "Clean" program by Dr. Alejandro Junger (this book I read about on Gwyneth Paltrow's website Goop.com) and it is excellent. You'll feel renewed and lose a few pounds as well (I did 2 weeks and lost 7 lbs). I absolutely recommend it, it takes a little bit of work to prepare your foods but your health is worth it.
I don't understand why a model would have to fast anyway... they don't eat as it is....why take away what little nourishment they DO get?!?! I don't plan on being a model either... I just want to be healthy.
wow. i totally couldnt do this!! if i didnt eat for that long i know i would want to eat everything in sight once i started to eat. i work out very hard too, and food is my fuel! sometimes when i dont eat enough, i can barely make it through some of my routines.
i think you can lose weight through much healthier choices, the healthy way.
i have a feeling that this would cause you to actually lose muscle not fat.
Yesterday I was kind of sick to my stomach. So all I ate was some crackers and a granola bar. Today I feel better, and I had a small bowl of cereal. I think it is true you start to crave better choices after not eating for a day. Mine wasn't on purpose, but it did have the desired effect!
I agree with you, that fasting is not a healthy regular way to diet, but after trying it for 3 days, it really revitalizes your mind and body and cleans your plate for you to start fresh. Then it changes the way you eat afterwards. I didn't crave any greese or harmful things, I wanted mainly water, veggies and fruit.
There are people that use fasting too often (twice a year is the max and it should only last a max of 5 days) And people use it as a quick way to lose a few pounds. That's not good, yeah you might lose a few, but that is not the point of fasting. The point is to cleanse your body of harmful toxins in everday food!
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