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SHORTY470374 Posts: 381
6/7/11 5:44 P

short term, yes

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4/10/11 7:59 P

Yes, I believe fasting can be healthy.

However, it is one thing to "rest" your system, say one day a month, and drink just liquids, versus, the idea that fasting is done to "fix" messed up food intake, binges, overeating, junk food, etc. etc.

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4/10/11 4:59 P

I can't see how. I fasted for 3 days once and had blood drawn. All my numbers were messed up and when I told the doctor I had fasted, he wasn't surprised my numbers were so messed up. He (as a doctor) didn't think fasting was healthy. He told me my body has it's own way of cleansing itself, and I should eat healthy and let my body take care of the rest.

LAURIEANNIE1 Posts: 2,203
4/10/11 4:05 P

I believe a short fast is good for you

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4/10/11 10:22 A

Not sure..guess it depends on for how long..

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4/10/11 9:43 A


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4/8/11 8:09 A


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4/7/11 7:18 A


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4/7/11 5:45 A


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4/6/11 7:25 A


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JOANIEBUG46 Posts: 4,213
4/5/11 12:48 P

i think some people do extremely well with it but I'm not one of them!

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BILL60 Posts: 526,192
4/5/11 8:49 A

At times, yes.

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RONNIEHUEY Posts: 12,032
4/4/11 12:11 P

I don't think if an adult fasts for a day that it will harm the body in the long run. Be sure to drink plenty of liquids if you fast.

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SUKOTO Posts: 2,256
4/4/11 11:33 A

How can depriving your body of nutrition be healthy??? Starvation is not healthy...

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2/27/11 9:46 P

Thanks for your comments. I'll do a bit more research and check with my doctor.

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BLONDWUNN Posts: 4,722
2/27/11 5:06 P

I've done it myself with no adverse effects. Not sure you lose weight with just one day . . but you could try a fast with just water and veggies. That way you'd be less tempted to devour anything when the fast is over.

SUKOTO Posts: 2,256
2/27/11 11:44 A

I can't see how depriving your body of vital nutrition can ever be healthy or good for you.

2/27/11 11:13 A

I don't have the correct medical response but I can tell you what i've been told. I dated a doctor a few years back before I met my husband that was doing scientific studies on what makes certain people live to be 80 or 100 years old. One of the things he found in his research is that people that live long had a habit of fasting once or twice a month. It is a way of your body detoxifying itself. This is something that he shared with me but I would probably say to consult your doctor since I don't know if you have any specific medical conditions that might make it dangerous for you to fast. Like if you are diabetic or hypogyclemic fasting can be very dangerous so I would only recommend fasting if your healthy. I don't think it's going to make you lose weight to fast for a day but it will give your body a chance to detox.

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2/27/11 10:23 A

Last night I totally binged... today is my husband's birthday and we are going out for dinner.

I feel bloated and queasy from last nights indulgences. does it ever make sense to fast for a day, or in my case for about 18 hours to make up for big mistakes?

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