If I haven't fasted in 11 years would going a full day without food be too difficult for me?

When I skip even one or two meals I feel miserable but I thought if I skip 3 meals a day 1 time a week - maybe I can lose weight?

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    I fast leangains style (16 hour fast/ 8 hour eating window). My mother is 71 and has never fasted before. I had her start off at 14 hours but it took a while for her to increase to 16 hours. Fasting eventually decreases hunger. I can fast longer than 16 hours without feeling hungry. Try this to start with: finish your last meal at 6.30 pm and eat again at 8.30 am. That is 14 hours./It is trial and error but never go hungry. Check out the links below for the long list of health benefits and other fasting styles you may be interested in.

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  • 3 years ago

    Weight loss is all about what you're eating, not what you don't eat. You could consider a proven weight loss plan such as Atkins or Ketogenic. These are healthy ways of eating for life

  • Stella
    Lv 7
    3 years ago


    Take a look at this.

    It's not a complete fast.

    It works for a lot of people.

  • 3 years ago

    No it doesn't

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Fasting is not a good way to lose weight. Fasting is a great way to allow your digestive system to 'clean out the pipes". To lose weight, you need to eat less (or better) and be more active.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    You won't know unless you try, but fasting a day a week won't make you lose weight. You need to pair a healthy diet and exercise.

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