Extreme Diets and Dangerous Weight Loss Tips
Fasting for weight loss (Water Fast)
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Fasting is a complicated matter. There are many types of fasting and they bring a lot of medicinal benefits. Religious fasting has a role in cleansing the body and the spirit. During a water fast you don’t consume anything whatsoever except water! You just drink lots of water. The period you keep this up is what makes the difference.
When you fast for more than 4 days you go into a state of ketosis. This means that your body has switched its sources of energy from what you ate to what you have stored as fat! It’s a very effective way of losing weight because after you have gone into ketosis state all you do is burn fat.
How much weight loss should you expect? 0.5-2 lbs per day. You’ll see greater weight loss in the first few days, but after a week about 0.5-1 lbs daily.
Fasting for periods shorter than 3 days (which is what is takes to get into ketosis state) doesn’t have the same effect! The body doesn’t get the chance to adapt and you’re always depleted of energy. Some people like to alternate a day of normal eating with a day of fast. This is horrible for the metabolism!
Health effect: Real fasts during which you enter ketosis actually have a lot of health benefits! But the style of not eating for some time and then eating destroys the metabolism and induces a state of fatigue. You can expect to be angry, to have massive headaches, dizzy spells, insomnia and even to faint.
Do diet pills work? Yes and no…
The diet pills you can buy in a pharmacy don’t do much… Yes, they have some effect, they suppress appetite a little bit, but you shouldn’t expect anything miraculous.
Prescription medication, given out in cases of obesity actually works. Some inhibit the body’s ability to synthesize food, others work directly on the brain, making you hate food!
Another kind of diet pills has emerged, and this is the most dangerous kind! Internet diet pills. Many kinds of pills are being sold online and are being advertised as “natural”. The truth is most of these contain amphetamines. The reason they aren’t sold in pharmacies is coz they don’t pass safety standards!
Do they work? From the experience of one of my closes friends, I can give you a shocking 19 lbs loss in 6 short weeks…
Health effects: The amphetamine that these drugs contain can literally turn you into an insomniac! Other symptoms are restlessness, anxiety, irritability (my friend was in a horrible mood for the entire period), nausea. Over time you can develop a heart condition and abusing these pills can even result in death!
If you have a heart condition stay away from these pills!