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Weight Gain After Fasting

by Robert
(Woodbridge,NJ)

Hi,
I'm 57, and I did my first fast about 3 years ago...I've done three 21 day water fasts....I'm currently on day 10..my question is: when I break the fast no matter what or how little I eat, I seem to gain 10 pounds in the first two day....any suggestions?

Robert
Woodbridge, NJ

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Oct 24, 2016
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why ititial weight gain after fasting NEW
by: Dan

Remember when you fast for 7 days and lose 20 pounds..and ask yourself..I thought Rob said we lost 1 pounds per day is for this reason: We ititially lose water weight...depending on your weight it can be 10-13 pounds...that is why in 7 days you will "temporarily" lose that extra 13 pounds...once you go off a 7 day fast....you will immediately gain back the water weight...that's why Rob lost 65 pounds in 60 days...just over 1 pounds per day...he must have also lost 13 pounds more that he gained back..the water weight always come back...Like Rob said...you must start a new way to live..to eat less...good carbs..not processed carbs..less calories..but if you do a 30 day fast...you may lose 43 or so pounds...but if you exercise and eat right..you should have a net loss of about 30 pounds....so dont freak out about the water weight that comes back. Just your records....you should know that after a few days your body is in ketosis meaning you are burning your fat to fuel your body...after your glucose levels are gone...like a bear hybernating...its burning its fat to live...same with us..burns 2500 calories give or take 500 per day...by burning our fat...so the fatter you are...the longer time you have to burn it off...that's why the record fast in 1971 was in England..the fellow fasting 367 days and lost 370 pounds...got down to 190....and 5 years later was reported to still be a healthy 195 pound thin dude. Good luck

Oct 18, 2016
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by: Tracy Kawelenga

Dear Rob

I am 5 days with water fasting and exersize every every day for 1 hour and its working. I have not yet weighed my self. My weight is 132kgs and I was hoping to weigh my self after 30 days, But its working because all my dresses are now big.
I am doing 12 hours then I eat vegetables as supper everyday.
I am so happy I got your site and its working. I want to buy your programs.
Please send me the details to buy.

Regards
Tracy Kawelenga
Zimbabwe Africa

Oct 18, 2016
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by: Tracy Kawelenga

Dear Rob

I am 5 days with water fasting and exersize every every day for 1 hour and its working. I have not yet weighed my self. My weight is 132kgs and I was hoping to weigh my self after 30 days, But its working because all my dresses are now big.
I am doing 12 hours then I eat vegetables as supper everyday.
I am so happy I got your site and its working. I want to buy your programs.
Please send me the details to buy.

Regards
Tracy Kawelenga
Zimbabwe Africa

Jul 27, 2016
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Patience, Structured Diet, No Sugar, Low Impact Exercise NEW
by: Robert D Johnston

I'll repeat what I said to the other gentleman because I want us to be in the same page. I have come to realize that this weight gain after fasting is quite normal. When the body is fasting, it is in 'survival mode.' Basically, the body thinks that its survival is being threatened by the lack of food. The metabolism slows down significantly to conserve energy. When you break the fast, the body, rather than going back to normal, begins to 'hoard' food out of fear that another food shortage may happen. In addition, the digestive system goes into hibernation when fasting; it's like a large bear sleeping. Then, when you break the fast, you have two things going on: the metabolism remains slow and continues to hoard fat from whatever you eat, AND, the bear wakes up MASSIVELY hungry and wants food, food and more food. The only way to counteract this challenge is to have a structured eating plan in place. You need to identify and prepare a structured eating plan that you are going to fall into right after the fast. This eating plan needs to be very predictable, and by no means should you deviate from it because, if you do, then the disordered hunger will attack and overtake you. Bottom line: Yes, you will have to take some weight gain initially. But if you have a structured eating plan, and you stick to it completely, you will find yourself feeling better and better as the weeks go by. Very important: Start to do some kind of exercise so help speed up the metabolism, keep sugar intake low and drink at least one gallon of water daily. If you are patient, you will find that the initial weight gain eventually goes away and that y our body actually will reshape itself to the lowest weight that you had achieved.

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