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Fasting: Water Only Fasting Support.
I have never posted on this forum. I myself have never fasted, but I am here today to seek advice from someone who will be much more knowledgable about water fasting etc.
My fiancee has been water fasting on and off ever since I met her back in 2000. (Something which I have always felt uneasy about). But I havwe always supported her with it.
She completed a 35 day water fast almost 2 months ago and broke it with fresh fruit juices for around 3 weeks and then slowly started to introduce each food group step by step. She has been eating well now for around 2 or 3 weeks and has kept off some 30lbs of the 42 she lost. But she has decided that she would like to try the atklins diet for some 4 0r 5 weeks. She is not a big meat eater. And says she will eat fish and chicken, prawns, etc etc. (I am sure you're all familiar with the atkins diet).
I have a number of concerns...whether this will do any damage to her body since she has been detoxed through water, juice fasting etc.
Also whether she will gain loads of the weight back. (This isn't a problem for me personally...I love her any shape or size, but we are getting married in September and I just know that if it were to make her balloon up then she would be miserable.
If anyone can give me some advice that I can forward onto her I would really appreciate it.
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As someone who has done Atkins, it works for weight loss, but in retrospect I would never do it again because now I know what it did to my health. I would especially not combine it with fasting as very healthy eating is required between fasts. If you saw some of Dr Caldwell Esselstyn's YouTube videos showing X rays you would NOT want to do Atkins. It causes you to lose weight, but at a terrible cost.
Let me find you some links to doctors I trust.
First Joel Fuhrman, I just did a post about him a few moments ago just here http://curezone.org/forums/fm.asp?i=1444055#i
His view? http://www.atkinsexposed.org/atkins/94/Joel_Fuhrman,_M.D..htm
John Robbins, author of Healthy at 100. His view:
Dr John McDougall, author of the McDougall Plan. His view:
By the way I haven't even read those articles, but I know exactly what they will say.
If there is any doubt ask an expert for free http://www.vegsource.com/weight_loss/
or see what others say here.
The best way to lose weight is a plant based diet.
See my post here http://curezone.org/forums/fm.asp?i=1440385#i
as you can see I tried fasting at first, but found a better way.
Eating this way also has health benefits http://curezone.org/forums/fm.asp?i=1440533#i
Good luck to you and your fiance.
Reply FCK TinyMCE
I agree with Mouseclicks assessment in reply to your post.
Professor Arne Astrup of the Centre of Advanced Food Research in Copenhagen has said: "Anyone on the Atkins diet starts to suffer from headaches, muscle cramps and diarrhoea. This is consistent with a carbohydrate deficiency. They simply do not get enough carbohydrate to supply the tissues with blood sugar. That is why the organs start to malfunction."
The minimum daily requirement of carbohydrate for an adult is 150g a day. On the Atkins diet, carbohydrate intake is restricted to one fifth of that level.
Dr. Amy Joy Lanou, director of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in America, has pointed out the health dangers of the Atkins diet...................
"A Harvard study published earlier this year in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed that high-protein diets may cause permanent loss of kidney function in anyone with reduced kidney function. Other studies have shown that meat-heavy diets significantly increase one's risk of colon cancer and osteoporosis," she said.
Reply FCK TinyMCE
There are a lot of misconceptions about the Atkins diet. There are also a number of ways to follow it, from super-strict to less strict and from healthy to less healthy.
I have a gluten-intolerance, blood-sugar issues and seem to also be sensitive to a lot of grains and high-carbohydrate foods as well, and have done very well on Atkins. I basically follow a lot of the principles of Atkins without really thinking about it now. Everyone is different and some people, like myself, do better with less carbohydrates and more protein and good fats. Also, the Atkins diet does not have just one set amount of carbohydrates for everyone, it is different for each person depending on their sensitivity to carbs. I have a high sensitivity to carbs and feel better on less, whereas my boyfriend for example feels great on more carbs.
If she is sticking to organic grass-fed meats, wild fish, nuts and as much organic veggies as she can eat with the addition of good fats such as avocados and olive oil, and whole fruits such as berries, she will be fine. If she eats a bunch of processed foods, then she will lose some of the benefits of her previous cleansing and fasting. She will also see how she feels after a few weeks whether it makes her feel good or not. For me, it definitely made me feel better.
She will gain weight back if she suddenly goes from a low-carb to high-carb diet. To follow the Atkins diet correctly, you are supposed to gradually add in more carbs. Also like most diets, if you don't make it a lifestyle, then it usually causes almost anyone to gain weight back.
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