Welcome to the "Water Fasting
for Weight Loss"
page, Part II of a series which continues with
Water Fasting Tips
Benefits & Healing.
Fasting with only water is effective and extremely powerful if you need
to lose weight quickly.
If you have arrived at this page looking for answers and ARE
willing to take action, then I'm going to give you some NO BS info that can
help you start shedding pounds right away... TODAY!
Start practicing fasting right away. See if you can do three-to-seven days
as soon as possible. You will lose a lot of weight very quickly.
When water fasting
for weight loss, it is not uncommon
to lose as many as 40 and even 50 pounds in the first nine-to-eleven days.
After that initial phase, weight loss slows to one-to-three pounds every
If you are overweight (as I was), losing 20 pounds quickly can
reduce your risk factor for
a variety of ilnesses such as Type II Diabetes and heart disease, among
many others. It will also relieve the stress on the joints caused by
excess weight. When you see the results, you will feel much better about
yourself; you'll be encouraged to do more to improve your life and health.AND THAT CAN
HAPPEN IN JUST SEVEN DAYS OF WATER FASTING!
you are fasting to lose weight,
the digestive system goes into hibernation, similar to a bear in
winter. The body shifts its focus from constantly digesting and
filtering food to burning accumulated fat. It eats away at the fat
reserves and slims you down quickly. The body becomes a large furnace,
focusing strictly on burning fat reserves and cleansing toxins in the
colon and blood stream.
fasting for weight loss you will experience weakness, dizziness, nausea
and perhaps even fever and flu-like symptoms. It may become very hard
to get up or even perform the most basic tasks. Rest and more
water are the best antidotes.
Stock up on seltzer water and green tea
for energy and to soothe hunger pains. You will likely also have bad
breath for a few days and feel a metallic taste in your mouth. You may
notice a white, pasty substance in your tongue.
NOT BE ALARMED.
These symptoms are normal and will nearly always pass by day
seven. Regardless, my message is this:
Don't you think that going through a little hunger and discomfort is a
small price to pay to get healthy?
IS a small price to pay!! It is a much lesser
price than living our whole lives in obesity and then getting sick.
Or feeling the disattisfaction not never having reached your weight loss
away some argue with me and say:"Yeah, but most of
that weight one loses in seven days of fasting is just water weight!"
Yes, it IS
mostly water weight... but don't you think it's
definitely one heck of a good start? Is it not better than doing nothing?
weight lost is water weight or kiwi-flavored Kool-Aid makes no
difference to me:TWENTY
POUNDS IS TWENTY POUNDS! You will be amazed at
the benefits that water
fasting for weight loss can give you in just a few days.
know-how that you will gain by water fasting for weight loss for seven
days will be huge. Perhaps you'll even get inspired (like I did) and
start doing it more often and for longer periods of time. In that case
your weight loss would be even greater.
experience should serve to motivate you.
Several years ago I did a water fast that lasted for 60 days. How much
do you think I lost? I had never
experienced anything so amazingly-powerful. I
LOST 65 POUNDS!
Water fasting for weight loss
gives the liver and other vital organs time to rest, detoxify and heal
This type of deep healing and detoxification was very important for me because I was battling a liver
condition. I was obese, sick and desperate.
who fast for the same amount of time and lose as much as 100
pounds. My question to you is: In which way would
experiencing this type of quick weight loss improve the quality of your
life and health? Take your time and think about the answer. Visualize
yourself thin and tell me how it feels. Maybe even jot it down in a
journal and take a look at it. I can "guess" that
the impact on your life and health from water fasting for weight loss
would be dramatic.
How can ANYONE
who struggles with food and weight turn a blind eye to these numbers?
It makes me sad beyond words to see people being passive about their weight
I just wish I could shake some sense into them; let them know that
water fasting for weight loss can literally
transform their lives.
want to hear it. Instead, they grimace when I mention fasting
as a plausible solution to their weight problem. There is no time
to waste; life is too short. It doesn't matter if your mind is telling
you that you are not strong enough ... that you cannot lose weight, that
water fasting for weight loss is too hard.
here to tell
you that YOU CAN>
do it, and nothing can do it faster than the discipline
of fasting. It's only a matter of MAKING UP
YOUR MIND TO TAKE ACTION!
That is NOT
to say that you should be hasty
and start water fasting for weight loss blindly, especially if you
suffer from a medical condition. I am not advocating being careless.
But I DO
personal responsibility; doing everything within our grasp to achieve and maintain
excuse for not fasting is lazyness or not
wanting to go through discomfort, then I challenge you to get over it
and go for it. I am certain that after you see the amazing
results you'll return for more. Maybe you'll even decide to change your
entire lifestyle. Such was the case with me. And it is my prayer that
at least ONE
person vising this site can experience the power and freedom that
fasting has given me.
why some people don't want to try water fasting for weight loss is
because they are fearful
of it. Many have the misconception that they will "starve"
if they do not eat for seven to thirty days. That hunger -
real or imagined - must be appeased at once and
without question. That was me for many years. Well, that type of
mentality, without a doubt, is leading some to an early grave. I say
this not out of judgment, but because it almost did it to me.
that completing a 40-day water fast has been one of the most amazing
experiences of my life. If I was still packing all of that weight, I am
I would be dead by now. Fasting for 40 days relieved a terrible liver
condition that was killing me, helped me to lose 40+ pounds and greatly
relieved the depression and sense of hopelesness that was eating me
Water fasting for weight loss has brought me back to life and given me the motivation
and inspiration to write the words you are now reading!
done at least a seven day fast, you may wish to consider doing a longer
one, especially if you are more than 50 pounds overweight. Most of the
huge weight loss, as I said, occurrs in the first seven says of fasting.
can expect to lose anywhere between one-to-two pounds daily.
That amount of weight loss is STILL
faster than what any diet out there can provide. It's not that diets
aren't useful. Many of them are great. But, for those who are obese, it
is usually better to fast FIRST
to shed a good chunk of dangerous pounds right away
adopt a healthy, nutritional diet.
willing to do a seven-day fast? How about three days? Even a three-day
water fast twice a year will do wonders for your health. But, whether
you stick to only three days or decide to go yonder to 21 and 40 days,
I do encourage you DO SOMETHING!
up your mind
to try it and see what happens. What are you going to do?
Are you going to continue to gain weight and feel bad? I am giving you
a direct and to-the-point solution RIGHT
HERE, RIGHT NOW. Do you not realize how valuable you are
how much better your life and health will be if you get that weight
off? What is holding you back? GET
STARTED TODAY! Water fasting for weight loss can change the course of your life.
I am NOT
making all of this up because I have nothing beter to do. More and
scientific studies are emerging which
suggest that eating less can help you lead a healthy and long life. So, NO MORE EXCUSES!
(geez... Am I raving? :-) Seriously: This is your
time! Do what it takes. Make your life what it deserves to be. Water
fasting for weight loss is the door, and it is wide open. All you have
to do is walk through it. ARE YOU
who are stubborn, water fasting can help you to lose as many as 50 pounds
in the first seven days, and one-to-three pounds each day
afterwards. These numbers are averages and can be more, or less -
depending on your particular body makeup. But it hardly ever goes below one
pound per day.
is to lose a large amount of weight in the least amount of time, then water fasting is
definitely the way to go. The
first seven to nine days will be the toughest. I can tell you from personal
experience that after ten
to eleven days, hunger pains are all but gone and you will feel great.
that water fasting for weight loss is suffering from beginning to end.
In fact, don't think of it as suffering PERIOD.
Think of it as an INVESTMENT IN
YOUR FUTURE. See it
as a minor sacrifice that will yield you much health, youth and
vitality. You will not regret it.
Weight Gain After Fasting
The most important part water fasting for weight loss is not the fast itself, but
the food choices that you make when the fast is over. When you fast, the metabolism
slows down; it is a survival mechanism designed to keep you alive in the case of
an emergency as, for instance, being stranded on a dessert island. By slowing down
all of its functions, the body burns less energy and can thus conserve fat reserves
as long as possible.
Once you are done fasting and start to eat, the body will initially tend to hoard
weight 'just in case' the perceived emergency resurfaces. Consequently, it is not
unusual to gain 5-10 pounds in the first month after the fast. That is why the
food choices that you make at this time will be crucial. Please do not be alarmed
by this normal weight gain. Rather, help to 'speed up' the metabolism by eating
clean and eating frequently, preferably six meals per day, or one every four hours.
Think of it as stoking a fire.
Which flame will be steadier and last longer? The one
where huge amounts of firewood are dumped every eight hours, or the one where a smaller
yet consistent amount of wood is added frequently. Obviously, the answer is the latter.
And so is the body after water fasting for weight loss. You can stabilize the metabolism
by eating clean and frequently after fasting.
In this fashion, you can actually lose the
weight you gained while
breaking the fast. Furthermore, if you stick to the clean and frequent
eating structure for nine months after the fast, the body will reshape itself to sustain
the lower weight you attained while fasting. That is the key for long-term weight loss with
fasting. I lost 110 pounds with fasting and, following this re-feeding method, I have not
gained it back in more than ten years. Water fasting for weight loss works. I hope to see
you on the path! :-)