Fasting to lose weight?
Topic: Fasting to lose weight?
June 25, 2019 / By Charissa Question:
I weigh 150 pounds I'm 5'6 and 16 years old. i plan on fasting Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. On Tuesday and Thursday I will eat healthy but regularly (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,snacks) but i will spend about 30 mins on the treadmill. On Saturday and Sunday I'll eat the same but with no exercise. Is this healthy? how much would I lose in the first week? thanks for your answers.
Best Answers: Fasting to lose weight?
Antonette | 9 days ago
fasting is a bad idea. your body will think its starving and convert a lot of the food you take in to fats to protect the organs. in most cases you will actually gain weight by doing that. just drop a few hundred calories of your daily diet and increase your exercise routine. its a healthier way to loose weight than starving yourself
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Originally Answered: How to lose weight while fasting?
Depends, losing weight isn't a very complicated science its just there all these misconceptions and bogus miracle diet programs out there that people don't really understand how dieting works.
Basically it works like this.
You will start to lose weight and burn fat when you eat less calories than your body normally burns and obviously gain if you eat more than your body burns.
Exercise is basically making your body expend energy so it burns more calories to replenish the energy lost, body building is the same thing. The more muscles you have the more calories your body needs to function.
So to answer your question the answer is a maybe since even if you eat once a day, if you eat more than your body can burn you will still gain weight.
High five for fasting!
Im doing a juice fast, therefore on the weekends all i have for food/drink is vegetables and fruit mushed together with only one meal but then through the week i'll be eating normally but healthy with a reasonable amount of exercise. With doing this i should lose atleast 4-5 pounds per week
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if you re having trouble getting started make a small move such as starting an eating log or buying walking shoes you re three times more likely to follow through if you start with small gestures such as these
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for a thicker creamier texture choose low fat unsweetened greek yogurt loaded with protein calcium and natural probiotics it makes for a tasty snack any time
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skipping meals can cause your body to go into a fat storing starvation mode making it harder to burn calories
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Originally Answered: Does fasting to lose weight really make you gain weight?
Your metabolism slows down and your body starts to burn muscle instead of fat. So you'll lose weight while you do it but you'll gain it back plus some when you actually do eat again because your metabolism is still slower than normal.
Your body needs nutrients in order to survive. You don't eat your body begins to shut down. Look at what happens to those suffering from anorexia