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This Is Why You Shouldn’t Use Water Fasting To Lose Weight

You can use water fasting to lose weight faster, but that doesn’t mean you should. Here’s why, and what to do instead… Key Takeaways People use water fasting to lose weight quickly, “detox” their bodies, slow aging, and get healthier. Water fasting will help you lose weight and fat quickly, but most of the weight loss will be from water and you’ll lose muscle in the process. Water fasting doesn’t “detox” your body, slow aging, or offer any health benefits that you can’t get from safer, more enjoyable forms of weight loss. Fasting is becoming more and more popular. You have intermittent fasting, alternate day fasting, 24-hour fasting, the 5:2 diet, and endless other variations. And they all more or less follow the same script: Instead of spacing your meals throughout the day, you eat all of your calories in a shorter period of time (usually 4 to 10 hours) and fast the rest of the time. According to some, though, there’s a better mousetrap out there–water fasting. As you can guess, water fasting involves abstaining from all forms of food or drink except water, and you keep this up for anywhere from a day to several weeks. You don’t have to look far to find s Continue reading >>

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  1. JorgePasada

    So, in a bout of cosmic serendipity, today is the day that I listened to both the episode about abandoning facebook for the forums and Ron Coleman's 46 day fast.
    I found this very to be very odd as I wanted to join the community, but absolutely loathe facebook, and today was the 46th day of my fast. I only discovered 2 Keto Dudes a couple weeks back through the /r/fasting subreddit after the whole Fasting Talk implosion. If you want to stalk me a bit you can check me out on Reddit under the same username.
    Anyway, I'll update this post with more information as I slowly convert my massive textfile into something resembling legible data. I'm sorry to say I don't have much in the way of blood tests. This whole fast was really an impromptu thing that grew out of a fight with my girlfriend after a couple of beers.
    She wanted one crappy frozen cardboard pizza and I wanted two. She said a bunch of harsh but true things about my weight and general health, we settled on one pizza. She ate a quarter, I ate three quarters. That was my last meal 47 days ago.
    Days 0 through 30 were Water and Salt only.
    Days 31 through 36 I supplemented - Multivitamin, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium and Vitamin D.
    Days 37 to 46 were Water and Salt only.
    If it's not on the list above, I didn't put it into my body. No zero calorie drinks, and the only thing I have had other than regular old water, is carbonated water.
    I have incredibly detailed notes on the first 30 days, less so on days 30 to present (I stopped tracking bowel movements, urine and sleep patterns as strictly but still tracked all supplements, weight and bodyfat percentages).
    My Nova Max Plus blood glucose and ketone monitor showed up in the mail on day 44 so I plan to be tracking that semi-regularly. The ketone strips are insanely expensive.
    I'll expand on this post as I get ready for my retrospective. Here to share what I've learned and answer any questions.
    Great to meet everyone!
    Here's the first ketone reading I took on the new meter.

  2. donut

    Wow, that is very cool! Welcome to the forum.
    How have you been feeling in general? Has it been difficult to keep going for so long?

    Also, you mentioned your last meal was a pizza. Is this fast your first experience of being in ketosis, and do you expect to switch to a low-carb diet when you finish your fast?

  3. JorgePasada

    How have you been feeling in general?
    First week and a half was rough. As was days 25 through 30 before I did the first dose of supplements. Other than that it’s been smooth sailing. Mentally I feel about 125%. Physically I’m probably between 85% and 95% energy wise.
    Has it been difficult to keep going for so long?
    Not really. At this point my girlfriend says I’ve converted myself into a being that runs on pure spite. The more people say I can’t do it the easier it gets.
    Is this fast your first experience of being in ketosis
    No, I’ve done two 7 day fasts before. I’ve done variations on keto, mostly Paleo, but I don’t think I’ve ever been in ketosis while consuming calories. Just not low enough on the carbs.
    do you expect to switch to a low-carb diet when you finish your fast?

    Girlfriend and I are going to try and go full keto together. We’re not going to be super strict when we’re out, but the one thing we ARE going strict on is no gluten. Which helps a lot in terms of dietary choices IMO.

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