I've Started Fasting. 25 Hours In..

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  1. HappyDude20, Mar 29, 2012
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    HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

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    I've started fasting.

    Last summer I fasted, drinking only water for about 3 1/2 days. The benefit I feel I obtained from this last summers 3 1/2 days of fasting was it laid the foundation for my nutritional intake afterwards. I ended up losing 15 lbs (not during the sat but afterwards) when I went a whole month eating only vegetables...with the occasional apple or banana. My mentality felt a lot more clearer, I would go to sleep at midnight and wake up at 8am, as opposed to going to sleep at 3am and waking up at 1pm (the life of a college student).

    I'm currently 25 hours into my fast, again drinking only water. I figured I'd simply start such a thread, assuming I'm not the only one that has attempted this before or has an opinion on the matter.

    :D
     
  2. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Not the healthiest thing to do, but good luck!
     
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    And I thought I had it bad, and I'm only stuck eating matzo for a week. Best of luck!
     
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    I agree that it doesn't sound the healthiest.. nor does eating only veggies for a month.. but if it works for you, good luck!
     
  5. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Are you taking any supplements during this time?
     
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    Wish you good luck :) there are people that can go up to 21 days... How long do you plan on keeping the fasting going this time?
     
  8. Adriano73 macrumors newbie

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    I'm not fasting. I just had a meatball sub. Marinara sauce mmmmmm!!!
     
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    Steve Jobs and his buddies used to go on a fruit only diet back when he was a hardcore hippie.
     
  10. cbmstocks macrumors member

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    if you have the correct nutritional intake from the beginning you wouldn't have to do such a stupid thing. even a day of fasting is not good for your metabolism. just go with a 600 calorie deficit every day. again, fasting is not effective physically. what "gains" you're achieving are all mental, and are not worth effort.
     
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    I'm going to try this.




    30 minutes later: Okay, maybe not.:)
     
  12. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    More like 10 seconds for me.
    :eek:
     
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    What's the foundation for this? Something you've read or a whim? When I went through Navy Survival Training we went a couple of days without eating, just drinking. What I discovered was that while I was not dieing of hunger pains I was very tired as in no energy.
     
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    Or go into shock from lack of sufficient electrolytes in the blood stream. :eek:
     
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    I've personally never fasted for more than a day once every blue moon, but one of my friends is currently fasting every other day (3 days a week, pretty much) as a means of weight loss. I don't really know if it's working for him yet (started recently) but I'd be totally miserable on a regime like that... :eek: What can I say -- I'm a sucker for regular meals? :p

    Like someone else said, kudos if the mental aspects make it worthwhile for you, but I'm pretty skeptical of any long-term physiological benefits...
     
  18. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    If weight loss is the goal, what a horrible idea.

    Change your habits, don't do crash diets.
     
  19. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Maybe this is the new slow version of binge and purge? :rolleyes:
     
  20. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Are you fasting just because you can or are you on a vision quest?
     
  21. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Kinda.

    I made it 24 hours with food, then the next morning ate eggs and a burger, sadly. This was yesterday. Today haven't eaten anything, another 24 hours in.
     
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    I like food too much to willingly go without it :p
     
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    *Tries to understand this thread from a 3rd world perspective......baffles the mind*
     
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    Or kill your neighbor and eat him because you got hungry.
     

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