Does fasting have any benefits??
June 4, 2008 11:01am CST
Among the benefits of brief fasting (three to five days) are short-term water weight loss, increased energy, modest long-term weight reduction, possible increased elimination of toxicity, and mood enhancement. Among the dangers are dehydration, short-term malnutrition, possible arrythmias (which can be life threatening), irritability, light-headedness, fainting due to hypotension, and excessive urination. Any fast of more than one day should be undertaken with clinical supervision and expertise.
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8 Jun 08
Now...let me tell you....fasting does lead to weight reduction...there was this phase when i had put on a lot of weight....and i tried gym,yoga...running...everything.....but was not totally dedicated towards the cause...i used to get exhausted pretty quickly...so i decided i should fast....now fasting doesnt necessarily mean not eating anything at all.....i used to drink a lot of water...and ate fruits whenever i felt hungry....it was really difficult because when everybody's eating food...and you have to control that urge.... Yes i used to feel light headedness.....slept a lot....but nothing like short term malnutrition...just that i had some headaches...but fortunately...all this paid off.....i reduced some weight....not much.... Have a nice day....take care !