Have You Ever Done An Atkins 1000 Calories-a-day Fat Fast For More Than 5 Days? What Were Your Results Day By Day?
If you are very sedentary, very weight-prone and/or older that 1000 calorie Atkins-style “Fabulous fat-fast” with the “feedings” spread out over a 10–12 hour period might be enough calories and frequency of feedings* to maintain rather than lose weight. This is particularly true if you are not drastically overweight. I realize this is not terribly uplifting news but it is quite true. I followed a 1–300 calorie fat fast (butter in ONE feeding per 24 hrs) and lost 8 lbs in five days... EVEN THOUGH I am 55, female, short, EXTREMELY prone to gain weight and have ZERO time to commit to exercise. This was right after I fell off the low-carb diet wagon for nine days and gained four lbs. I needed to get back into ketosis FAST and was of course furious about those four lbs. I was still losing approx. .5 lb/day on the fifth day. If I hit a plateau or binge I use a “fat fast” tailored to my own age, sex, weight and my sluggish metabolism…It works so well that it’s hard to stop but all the professionals say five days on a fat fast is the safe limit. There have been people who stayed on Atkin’s 1000-cal. fat fast for three months but this was under medical supervision. The Continue reading >>