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Fasting for Weight Loss? A surprisingly natural way to lose weight.

Why is fasting for weight loss a natural way to lose weight? Simple. Think of animals in the wild. Depending on circumstances, they may go for days without eating. All animal's systems have evolved over time to deal with this, including man. From this perspective, fasting is natural. The ability to gorge your face at anytime is a comparatively new phenomena. This is what is unnatural.

Fasting for Weight Loss advocate Paul BraggFasting Benefits 

What are the benefits of fasting? When it comes to weight loss, the fact that you are easily cutting your weekly caloric intake by 1/7 has obvious benefits. Beyond that, fasting gives your digestive system a well needed rest, and allows it time to eliminate toxins from your systems. You will grow stronger, both physically and mentally.

Your Metabolism will be Fine

One of the common objections to fasting is that it will ruin your metabolism. Nothing could be further from the truth. Although your metabolism may briefly slow down, it will quickly recover, stronger than ever. The reason for this is common sense. Anything you do to clean your body and systems makes them more efficient, not less. Your metabolism will be stronger as a result.

Listen to the man who inspired Jack Lalanne

An early advocate of fasting for weight loss is fitness pioneer Paul Bragg. Not only did he write The Miracle Of Fasting , he was also the man who got Jack Lalanne into fitness!  He advocated many kinds of fasts, but this is the outline for a simple fast that anyone can do.

How To Perform A 24-36 Hour Fast
  1. Do not eat anything for a 24 to 36 hour period.
  2. Feel free to drink water at anytime.
  3. It is best to pick a day when you are not exercising or physically exerting yourself in any great way.
  4. Break the fast with a simple meal of fresh, raw vegetables OR fruit. Not both at the same time.
  5. After a few hours of breaking the fast, you can eat a more regular meal.

The last point about how to break a fast is very important. You do not want to cleanse your system, and then hit it with a big burger and milkshake. Your body will not appreciate this. Believe me, I speak from experience.

My experiences with short fasts have been very beneficial. Although fasting has worked for me, they may not be for everyone. If you are thinking about trying a fast, you should check with you physician first.

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