Fasting to Lose Weight – Risk Versus Reward

fasting to lose weight risksEveryone who’s desperate to lose weight thinks that fasting to lose weight is the most effective way when it comes to losing all those pounds. You may even think that it’s pretty logical since with fasting, you’re eating fewer calories and you’ll lose weight faster. Well, I hate to say it but you just thought wrong. There’s actually a right way and wrong way to fasting for weight loss.

Fasting to Lose Weight – The Wrong Way to Fast

Fasting to lose weight for a long time is wrong because your body’s metabolism slows down to save energy; you can’t do anything about it because this is our body’s defense mechanism against starvation. Basically this means that once your metabolism slows down, you’ll have more difficulty losing weight in the future.

Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting is a flexible and intermittent way to fast; take note this is one of 2 methods on how to fast the right way. What you do is incorporate a day of liquid fasting once or twice a week. Intermittent fasting accomplishes 3 things:

  1. You get short term detox for your body
  2. You burn calories faster
  3. You avoid the metabolic slowdown or the body’s defense mechanism associated with fasting.

A lot of people believe that this kind of fasting helps suppress cravings and relieves eating disorders. Check out this video about common sense weight loss and find out how you’ll stay motivated to do fasting.

Fasting to Lose Weight with Short Term Detoxifying Fast

This is probably the most common form of fasting; when you do this kind of fasting, you only eat a few amount of food for a few days but you’re allowed to drink juices and liquids. This fasting should never go beyond 10 days because this is a low calorie diet. This fast-detox diet can help you lose weight but this is not the easiest thing to do since you need to start living healthy after you do the 10 day fasting.

When done right, fasting is a great way to lose weight significantly. If you really want to be empowered and stay focused on your diet or fitness program, check out this video and I guarantee you’ll never look at weight loss the same again.

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