Lose weight fast is a hot topic nowadays. While there are countless weight loss programs in the market, their level of effectiveness varies. Different people respond differently. However there is one method that works for all – fasting.
Fasting is not something new. In fact, it is one of the oldest therapeutic methods known to man. Great thinkers and philosophers such as Plato and Socrates both practiced fasting to attain mental and physical efficiency.
As we all know, the golden rule to lose weight fast and successful is DIET + EXERCISE. If you don't want to do either or both of them, I would say your successful chance is very limit.
Many raised the issue of 'starvation' when I suggested fasting. In fact, if you are looking to lose weight, I am sure you have more than sufficient food storage inside your body to keep you survive through a one-week fasting. Let say a car needs fuel to run, our body needs food to run. If you stop inputting food, your body will naturally make use of your food storage (mainly fat) to be the fuel to keep your metabolism running, hence achieving the result of weight loss.
I am not a medical professional, but this is somewhat common sense that it is not difficult to search for proof over the internet.
Preparing for Fasting
Be DETERMINED. This is the most important factor to determine whether you are going to succeed or not. The first two days of fasting is going to be difficult, as you need to suppress your natural desire for food. You would need determination to survive through these two days. Once you are up to the third day, you are fine. I'm sure you won't look back to your old ways of eating.
Upon finishing your one-week fasting, eat some congee or corn flakes to allow a grace period of a day or two for your body to resume solid food.
Idea of Intermittent Fasting
In fact juice fasting and water fasting are the most common ways of fasting. Both can achieve the result of losing one pound a day. In fact, if you ask people with any kind of fasting experience, you will get a similar answer.
I would say if seven pounds is your target of weight loss, then a one-week juice fasting would be ideal. What if you want to lose weight further? Certainly we will need a long term plan. Intermittent fasting (IF) is one which is growing in popularity. IF is a long term weight loss strategy as to go on a 24-hour fasting once or twice a week, depending on your need. Some people can go on as many as four or five times a week. With an ongoing IF program, you should be able to lose weight progressively and naturally and eventually maintain a healthy and stable body weight.
NOTE: Please seek professional medical advice prior to initiating any form of nutritional program.
Anupam Ghose, a physician by training, was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) in 2017. After the diagnosis of T2DM, he followed a low carbohydrate high fat diet and reversed his T2DM within a year. Now he has one main goal in life. Yes, it is to make people understand that the conventional method of treating T2DM is not beneficial. The best way to reverse T2DM is through diet and lifestyle modification. He decided to help people suffering from T2DM in their new journey by offering consultations and working together with them in order to achieve a T2DM free life.