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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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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.
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.
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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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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