Whatever may have led you down this path, I welcome you with open arms and salute you. Fasting for weight loss is very powerful. It is now YOUR
time to Lose Weight Fast, Detoxify and Rejuvenate! And with the support
and encouragement of forum members, you will feel right at-home;
valued, loved and respected.
When you have a moment, at the top left of the navigation bar you will see Forum I and Forum II. I invite you to join us at Fasting Forum II. It is completely free and we even have an APP so Anyone can Access the Forum from their mobile devices.
Together we are strong; together we push one another to the achievement of our highest and most cherished goals! So welcome, God Bless and Godspeed! If you are interested in fasting for weight loss and to detox your digestive system and vital organs, let me tell you that I salute you. Many people know what they have to do; they just don't do it because 'they don't feel like it' or because 'it's too hard.' Yes, it is challenging, at first.
But how much is your health worth?
Calorie restriction will help you get acquainted with the levels of hunger and detox symptoms that your body experiences. If you are new to fasting, or if you have done it but it's been more than three years, then I advice you to read a few articles that will tell you what to expect.
That's what the three links bellow are for. If you find the information useful, please take a moment and leave feedback at the bottom of the pages. I also invite you to join our awesome, Fasting Forum, where you'll find lots of support, encouragement and motivation.
Finally, If I can be of service in any way, fell free to contact me. Whatever you do, don't tarry. Read through the information in this website, ask questions and determine if perhaps fasting for weight loss is for you. If it is, then there's no time to waste.
I hope to see you around at the Forum; I'm glad you are here. The forum is definitely the best place in which to really get to know what this fasting is all about. I strongly urge you to come and join us. We give and receive support, and have a great time. Hope to see you there.WHAT IS FASTING? HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN I LOSE? WHAT ARE THE SIDE-EFFECTS?
by Robert Dave Johnston
WE LIVE IN A WORLD THAT OFTEN TELLS US THAT 'MORE' IS BETTER. Fasting for weight loss may be good for the holy - some may say. But the common perception appears to be that hunger - REAL OR IMAGINED - must be appeased at all times and without question.
Seriously, there is a huge problem with people not wanting to wait for anything. Wanting everything 'yesterday.' In business that attitude is probably good. But with food and eating, this 'desperation' is totally counterproductive.
Let me say it as clearly as I can: If you are not willing to go through the hunger pangs, detox symptoms and emotional upheavals that come with fasting for weight loss (or with any weight loss regimen), you simply will not make it
have good news: No matter how crappy you may feel while fasting for
weight loss or dieting, you are not going to die. Hunger will come to
harass you, but if you learn to ignore it and stand your ground, it will
pass and you'll move closer to your goal. Visualize a large NO in your
Anytime the hunger, cravings and symptoms try to knock you off course, look at the word NO in your mind. Refuse to give in. Keep walking through the process; visit the Fasting Forum and ask for support. There are lots of great people there who are willing to motivate and encourage you. And keep saying NO to the hunger and temptations; these will eventually pass. I go through that NO exercise almost every day. Read More ...
Many people are very excited when they learn about about fasting for weight loss. They can lose a lot of weight in a very short time, how they can restore their health and even look a few years younger. Not many, however, realize that fasting places you in battle with your body, as well as your mind. Not being mentally prepared for fasting is, by far, one of the biggest reasons why many are unable to reach their goals. Here are some links to posts directly related to fasting, weight loss & the mind. Get your mental artillery in place! You can do it!
A lot of times people are so eager to start fasting for weight loss, that they do not prepare their bodies for the process. If the person has been eating poorly for a long time or is obese, not preparing prior to a fast will result in severe detox symptoms and very intense hunger pangs. These symptoms, while inevitable, can be minimized if you follow a structured cleansing diet for seven to 14 days prior to the fast. Not only will you start losing weight, but the body will begin the process of detoxification which, in turn, could minimize the symptoms during the eventual fast. Read More ...
Water fasting is one of the most powerful restorative disciplines known to man. Not only can you lose one-to-three pounds daily (or more), but your body is purged from all toxins in the digestive system, stored fat, vital organs and the bloodstream. Water fasting for weight loss can help you shed the fat faster than any other method in existence. The body basically begins to consume everything in its path in an attempt to find energy. Stored fat is tapped into first. That is where the worse of the toxins usually hide. When most of these hidden fat deposits are tapped for consumption, all of the toxins get dumped into the bloodstream. This can be very uncomfortable, but it is a healing process like no other. Read More ...
Juice fasting for weight loss is by far one of the most powerful ways that you can start to lose weight and get your health back. Unlike water fasting when one drinks only water, juicing allows you to sample from an endless variety of fruit, veggie and beet/potato recipes, and much more. If you are new to fasting, I encourage you to begin your journey with juice fasting. Juicing, however, will still be a challenge, especially if your diet has been poor for a long time and/or you are significantly overweight. When I prepare myself a glass of juice (which I do almost every day), I never cease to be amazed at the explosive nutrition that we have at our fingertips. Every human being would benefit highly from regular juicing. The high-concentration of nutrients provided by juicing are very hard to attain by other means. Read More ...
Dry or absolute fasting means exactly that: Going through a period of time without eating OR drinking anything. While some have gone into the deep and accomplished as many as six days without food or water, the most common length of a typical dry fast is three days. I would not recommend absolute or dry fasting to anybody who didn't already have vast experience with fasting and calorie restriction. I hope that in years to come, more scientific research may emerge related to dry fasting and its impact on human health. Read More ...
This page includes an excerpt from my book The Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss Formula. Here I want to smash any excuses that may be left for not fasting by talking about the various ways in which one can start practicing this discipline on an alternating fashion.
No matter what your schedule, time or mental/physical disposition may be - or if you are juggling many things at once like the fella in the picture above -, this type of partial/alternating fast is a good option.
Whether for a day, a few days, half-a-week, half-a-month or just several hours, intermittent fasting can get you going on the road to weight loss, improved health, healing, life-extension, anti-aging and increased energy/vitality.
Yes, those are HUGE benefits! If you have struggled with your weight for a long time, then ANY reduction in food intake, no matter how small, will always produce positive results. So, my point is, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? :-) This is the moment you have been waiting for. The time has come for you to seize the day and start taking the action needed to bring about the weight loss and health improvement that you deserve.
These are not empty words offering frothy emotional appeal. I come from a deep place of binging, obesity, isolation and darkness. It is as a result of practicing these principles that I have dodged certain death and now have the privilege of sharing this website with you. Life is too short... there is way too much to experience and enjoy. If you have arrived at this page looking for ways to shed excess weight and improve your health, then THIS IS IT!
I want you to STOP procrastinating and "thinking about it". Rather, I hope that you START taking action. Let the rest of your life begin right here and now! I'll do everything within my power to motivate you and give you information that can help you reach your intermittent fasting weight loss goals. But you have to become willing to do what it takes to produce the results, right? One of the most common rebuttals I get from people when I talk to them about fasting is: "Oh, I just don't have the time! Besides, I would be too weak... I wouldn't be able to function!"
While indeed a fast longer than eight hours CAN produce weakness, doing it for shorter periods of time does not and CAN be fit into virtually any schedule and/or lifestyle. The weight loss and detoxification with intermittent fasting may not be as quick and dramatic as one would experience during a prolonged water fast or juice fast, but they come if you are persistent. Let's dive right in and see what intermittent fasting is all about and how you can get started right away. Read More ...
For my complete story and a detailed look at the strategies that helped me (and still do) to overcome binge-eating and obesity, I invite you to read my recent book Binge Free: Triumph Over Binge-Eating, Confessions of a Former Food Addict, Volume 1.
At the very height of my binging and obesity, I simply could not stop eating. I was like a machine stuffing junk in my mouth without any thought of my health, life or future. Sometimes I would get so sick that I would actually vomit all over myself while gorging. I did not care. I would just continue to eat. Wouldn’t even change my shirt. In my mind, I was garbage and did not deserve even the slightest of human dignities.
Ever since I was a small child, I recall always feeling inadequate, ugly, weak an unworthy. This translated to lots of bullying in school and very few friends. The kids called me “the ugly fat cow.” Anytime I would walk by or get in the bus they would start “mooo, mooo, mooo.” You know how tough kids can be. I was terrified to go to school. I was the overweight, nonathletic, dark-skinned kid in the group.
The ugly duckling. My mother worked hard to raise and support me, but it was very hard as she was alone. My father was a very famous Latin American singer in the 1960s and 70s and I guess he was too busy with his fame to care much about me. So he left us when I was very young. I was always in emotional pain. Food gave me the hiding place and “medication” that I needed. I recall that for a great part of my childhood my grandfather ran a little shop from the house.
Kids would come up to the kitchen window and order candy, sodas and fried goodies. Needless to say, I ravaged the candy when noone was looking. It was not unusual for my grandparents to find tons of candy wrappers under my bed. “You’re eating my profits!” grandpa would shout. I could not stop. I was not even ten years old and already was a food addict.
My mother went on to remarry, but the father image that I longed for did not materialize. In fact, there were periods of mental and even physical abuse. I retreated further into my shell. Girls did not like me, I had no friends and became a total outcast. This went on through high school.
Many other things happened and for a period of time I lost a lot of weight. It was mostly due to my huge love for Rocky and Sylvester Stallone. But that did not last and my binging eventually led me to regain all of the weight. Read More ...
Robert Dave Johnston
Fitness Through Fasting-Editor/Webmaster
Publisher:The Anti Prevention Nation Ezine &
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