This is only one person, albeit a professional, opinion but they didn't think fasting was a good long term solution for people, especially those who exercise regularly. She recommended you need to cut down on the carbs, your body still needs them but no where near as much as you think and up your green vegetable and nut intake to get more iron and magnesium in your body.
The other suggestion is to go caffeine free. That was tough but I managed to do it for 3 months. The amount of extra energy I had from that change was amazing.
Understood, I'm not sure how old you are.I have been on the opposite of a fast with eating 3 meals a day and 2 snacks, gym 3 times a week. I've lost 40 lbs in 6 months.
My meal plan was provided by a nutritionist (promotion at the gym I start at, 1 free month consultation) and I asked the question about fasting effectiveness.
This is only one person, albeit a professional, opinion but they didn't think fasting was a good long term solution for people, especially those who exercise regularly. She recommended you need to cut down on the carbs, your body still needs them but no where near as much as you think and up your green vegetable and nut intake to get more iron and magnesium in your body. The other suggestion is to go caffeine free. That was tough but I managed to do it for 3 months. The amount of extra energy I had from that change was amazing.
These methods have worked for me. I no longer get the mid afternoon crash as I am eating food at the right time of day to keep the brain ticking over.
I did an unintentional fast when traveling for business, didn't eat for 18 hours, felt like crap for most of the time so I think fasting ain't for me.
I'd love to see a few of those studies! I am interested, not trying to argue. What I have read is that temporary fasting (14 hours per day) is extremely healthy because it causes the body to use older cells, because there are no fresh cells because of the temporary lack of nutrients. The end result is your body having fewer aged cells and a higher ratio of fresh cells. I have also heard firsthand that the "water diet" (which is what the OP did, where instead of eating one just drinks water) can be profoundly healing. I have not read or heard about bad things happening from this, which is why I'm interested.How many peer-reviewed medical studies do organizations have to perform to show that fasting is extremely deleterious to the body? Same with keto (which got changed from Atkins due to marketing reasons.) How is it that people still follow fad diets? Eat a healthy, balanced meal several times each day and you will virtually have no medical problems from your diet except if you have significant genetic predispositions otherwise. Having type II diabetes, I was told keto is probably the worst thing I could do, and most my girlfriend's under 40 patients (she's works in cardiac rehab) have been doing keto.
Eat healthily and exercise, and quit looking for shortcuts.
From the googling I've done on it, my understanding is that you build a tolerance to caffeine, to the point where instead of perking you up above your normal baseline, you dip below that level and the caffeine brings you back up, so you don't really feel more energetic. It just feels that way because you were feeling so tired before the caffeine.What's the idea behind no caffeine? I've given it up before for 9 months, but these days I love my morning espresso.
I drink non-caffeinated substances now because I like the ritual and in the winter I like the warmth. I do miss the taste. I don't trust decaf to be fully decaffed, so I skip it.
Out of curiosity, what condition made you fast for that long? We're you hospitalized? What did you consume?Fasting because you want to--that's one thing.
Fasting for medical reasons is a real bee-yatch. I went almost three weeks without eating anything. I'm 6'4"; my weight went from 230 down to 145. When I was finally able to get up and move and got a look at myself in a mirror, I about busted out cryin'.
Yes, gruellen (sp) is the hormone that tells you you are hungry. It is depleted and you are fine. Also, your body begins feeding off of ketones so even when you fast you are still eating.At a certain point you stop feeling hungry. There’s science behind it too - if I remember right there’s an increase in the level of a certain hormone that happens after so many hours.
Amen to that. If your food isn't actively trying to kill you, no reason to pick a fight with it.Whatever works for ya, but no way I'm not eatin' when I get hungry. I also eat tons of carbs (pasta, rice, bread, pizza crust), weigh 155 soakin' wet and feel pretty good for my age. As far as I'm concerned, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.