When it comes to weight loss, the idea of fasting is usually shot down immediately. This is because it causes your metabolism to slow down, and your cells to store more fat.
However, fasting for a short period of 1 to 3 days may actually help you kick-start healthy eating habits by getting you to break away from eating unhealthy food.
If you are considering starting your weight-loss with a fast, keep these guidelines in mind to make sure you don’t overdo it:
- Fasting is Not For Everyone:
In certain situations, you should not attempt to fast at all. This includes pregnant or nursing women, children, and elderly people. It is also advised that people with certain ailments and health issues should consult with their doctor before beginning a fast.
- Reduce Physical Activity:
One of the main drawbacks of fasting is that it deprives you of energy. Usually exercise is good for weight loss, but it should be set aside whilst fasting. Exercising while you are fasting might cause you to become lightheaded and faint, or you might lack the energy to perform the exercise properly and severely injure yourself.
- Minimize Your Expectations:
While the scale might tell you that you have lost a lot of weight over the few days of fasting, it is not to be believed. This is because this is simply the water your body has lost, and not fat that has been burned. What this means is that the weight you shake off over the few days of fasting is not lost for the long run, and that is why a healthy lifestyle is the way to go for steady, long-term weight loss.
One of the most important things to do while fasting is making sure that you drink plenty of water. Dehydration can lead to serious health risks and problems.
- Side Effects:
If you give up things like alcohol, caffeine, or sugar while fasting then you might suffer from headaches, nausea, and dizziness.
- Start Slowly:
After your fast, start eating small portions at a time. Scoffing down a huge platter of food after a fast can be a shock to your body, especially your digestive system.
Instead of Fasting, rather detox
If you want to fast and it is not for religious reasons, rather go for the detox option to rid your body from accumulated toxins.
The Manna Diet includes a 7-day detox period which will alter your current diet, assisting your body in excreting toxins and helping to set the stage for healthy weight loss.
To help you with the transition from your current diet to a healthier diet, you might experience some food cravings. Take the Manna Blood Sugar Support with each meal to curb food cravings and suppress appetite the natural way, without any side effects.