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Will This Fast Work In The Long Run?


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#1 janiman

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 03:52 PM

I question my friend asked.

 

Deal is, I'm trying to lose just the last few pounds. I've lost a bit over 25 so far, over the course of almost a year. I am a 16 year old female, 5'3'' and 118 lbs. I look rather fat still, with huge thighs and stubborn stomach rolls. I've been at the same weight for the past several months. I eat a very healthy diet, and not over 1200 calories a day. I also exercise frequently, doing the 30 day shred every other day, and running 3-4 miles on the other days. And nothing's happening. So, what if I did a fast? Just a 2ish day one, 3 days at the most, with water and green tea and vitamins? Would I just immediately gain the weight back? If I shouldn't, what should I do? Thanks so very much <3



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:26 AM

A fast can't possibly work in the long run, or it wouldn't be a fast.

 

In circumstances like this, I find people's definition of "healthy" to be wildly variant. Maybe she's still eating a ton of refined carbs with "healthy" labels slapped on them by the manufacturer. Saying you're healthy doesn't really tell us much.


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Posted 02 June 2013 - 06:52 AM

I personally believe that if you really want to lose weight and keep it off for a long time you have to eat healthy and exercise regularly. Basically, you say that you are eating healthy and exercising frequently, but do you sneak in a lot of carbs, sugar and starch in your diet? Also, fasting is really bad for the health, trust me on this, so please don’t skip your meals or starve yourself. 



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:39 AM

My suggestion would simply be to eat normal and nutritious foods and eat in moderation. It is much better than trying to fast. Simply by not eating anything processed and having more proteins, vitamins and fiber, you can remain fit and healthy. 



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 07:52 AM

1) start eating right. Most meals should be real, whole nutrient dense foods. No sugary drinks or fake sugary drinks, other than stevia in your teas.

2) look into intermittent fasting.
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