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drake3781
Jul 16th, 2006, 12:24 AM
I know most of you people are too young to have done something like this, but to anyone older: has anyone here tried fasting?

Tell me about it.... what is the benefit you expected and did you get it?
What exactly did you do?
What was it like?

G~Playa
Jul 16th, 2006, 12:32 AM
i only fast during ramadan and i have to say its tiring..

usually i have sport at skool durin ramadan and its really tough playing sport and fasting..

drake3781
Jul 16th, 2006, 01:40 AM
i only fast during ramadan and i have to say its tiring..

usually i have sport at skool durin ramadan and its really tough playing sport and fasting..

OK, but for Ramadan you simply cannot eat during daylight, right? You have a big meal of whatever you want, after dark (and maybe early morning too), as I understand the custom.

But tell me if you are doing more than that or more details, please.

I was thinking of something more intense, like a 7 day fast or longer, where you drink only juice or intake some special fasting nutrients only. It's supposed to be for purifying the body, etc.

Wigglytuff
Jul 16th, 2006, 01:40 AM
I know most of you people are too young.....
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: thankfully i am old enough to know trifling commentary when i see it unlike.... :tape:

drake3781
Jul 16th, 2006, 01:42 AM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: thankfully i am old enough to know trifling commentary when i see it unlike.... :tape:

:confused: ??

Wigglytuff
Jul 16th, 2006, 01:42 AM
OK, but for Ramadan you simply cannot eat during daylight, right? You have a big meal of whatever you want, after dark (and maybe early morning too), as I understand the custom.

But tell me if you are doing more than that or more details, please.

I was thinking of something more intense, like a 7 day fast or longer, where you drink only juice or intake some special fasting nutrients only. It's supposed to be for purifying the body, etc.
have you tried google?? http://www.google.com/search?num=50&hl=en&lr=&client=safari&rls=en&q=7+day+fast&btnG=Search

Wigglytuff
Jul 16th, 2006, 01:48 AM
:confused: ??
what you said was trifling. people as young as pre teens can fast, why not just like ask your question without all that.

trifling at its finest... anyway, like i said, if you think most people are too young :rolleyes: google might be a better bet.

drake3781
Jul 16th, 2006, 01:50 AM
what you said was trifling. people as young as pre teens can fast, why not just like ask your question without all that.

trifling at its finest... anyway, like i said, if you think most people are too young :rolleyes: google might be a better bet.

OMG you in a badmood tonight? :tape: :confused: :sad:

Erika_Angel
Jul 16th, 2006, 01:50 AM
I've fasted for 3 days just drinking water .... I didn't notice a huge effect on my body except that I was getting tired earlier in the day. Also the hunger pains last about a day and then they pretty much go away.

Wigglytuff
Jul 16th, 2006, 01:54 AM
OMG you in a badmood tonight? :tape: :confused: :sad:
sorry, its true. i am in bad mood.
:topic:
i was gone last night hanging out with friends, when i got in this morning, people in my house opened and finished one of my most expensive wines. its like hard to find and sold out, and these people had the balls to say it was my fault for being out. :mad: i didnt even get to taste even a sip of it. :mad:

drake3781
Jul 16th, 2006, 02:04 AM
sorry, its true. i am in bad mood.
:topic:
i was gone last night hanging out with friends, when i got in this morning, people in my house opened and finished one of my most expensive wines. its like hard to find and sold out, and these people had the balls to say it was my fault for being out. :mad: i didnt even get to taste even a sip of it. :mad:


Oh something like that happened to me once too. A friend and I got a nice bottle of wine somehow, and we kept it for when we wanted to drink it, then other girls living in the house just decided to drink it one night!! Didn't tell us either. When we asked about it, they found it to be no big deal, and blamed us for caring about it.

They will either make it up to you or not.... just let it happen as it happens and you will eventually know who cares about you and who doesn't.

drake3781
Jul 16th, 2006, 02:05 AM
I've fasted for 3 days just drinking water .... I didn't notice a huge effect on my body except that I was getting tired earlier in the day. Also the hunger pains last about a day and then they pretty much go away.

What were you trying to accomplish with it?

Did you plan 3 days and you made it to the end? Or you just did it as long as you felt like it?

spyro
Jul 16th, 2006, 02:11 AM
OK, but for Ramadan you simply cannot eat during daylight, right? You have a big meal of whatever you want, after dark (and maybe early morning too), as I understand the custom.

But tell me if you are doing more than that or more details, please.

I was thinking of something more intense, like a 7 day fast or longer, where you drink only juice or intake some special fasting nutrients only. It's supposed to be for purifying the body, etc.

To purify your body, i think you just need to Drink fresh water few liters (i forget how much) right after you wake up in the morning ... And i've read somewhere, it is very good for your health, i could be a theraphy for some illness ...., but i've never tried it :D

Erika_Angel
Jul 16th, 2006, 02:19 AM
What were you trying to accomplish with it?

Did you plan 3 days and you made it to the end? Or you just did it as long as you felt like it?

I was feeling slightly bloaty and clogged and wanted to clean out my system basically. I planned 3 days because I had heard that fasting for more than 3 days can lower your matabolism and becomes unhealthy, and I wasn't taking supplements during the fast so I was being better safe than sorry ;)

& it accomplished it's goal, felt great afterwards :)

drake3781
Jul 16th, 2006, 02:23 AM
I was feeling slightly bloaty and clogged and wanted to clean out my system basically. I planned 3 days because I had heard that fasting for more than 3 days can lower your matabolism and becomes unhealthy, and I wasn't taking supplements during the fast so I was being better safe than sorry ;)

& it accomplished it's goal, felt great afterwards :)


OK good info...thanx :wavey: .

Wigglytuff
Jul 16th, 2006, 02:25 AM
Oh something like that happened to me once too. A friend and I got a nice bottle of wine somehow, and we kept it for when we wanted to drink it, then other girls living in the house just decided to drink it one night!! Didn't tell us either. When we asked about it, they found it to be no big deal, and blamed us for caring about it.

They will either make it up to you or not.... just let it happen as it happens and you will eventually know who cares about you and who doesn't.
you are right. :worship:

but its so annoying. :mad: but you are correct. :o

Wigglytuff
Jul 16th, 2006, 02:48 AM
anyway, i did find this interesting article:

tudy: Fasting improves health as much as cutting calories
WASHINGTON (AP) — Periodic fasting can be just as good for the health as sharply cutting back on calories, even if the fasting doesn't mean eating less overall, a new study indicates.

Phil Randall isn't fasting at his home in Kalamazoo, Mich.
By Mark Bialek, AP
Researchers are now planning to see if what works in mice is also good for people.

Several recent studies have reported a variety of benefits from a sharply restricted diet, including longer life span, increased insulin sensitivity and stress resistance.

In the new report, mice that were fed only every other day — but could gorge on the days they did eat — saw similar health benefits to ones that had their diet reduced by 40%, a team of researchers reports in Tuesday's online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The cause of health improvements from cutting back on diet isn't fully understood, though many researchers had assumed that a long-term reduction in calories was involved.

But the new study by Mark P. Mattson and colleagues at the National Institute on Aging found equal benefits for mice that ate only every other day, but didn't cut total calories because they ate twice as much on days they weren't fasting.

Mattson said a study is in the planning stages to compare the health of a group of people fed the normal three meals a day with a similar group, eating the same diet and amount of food, but consuming it within four hours and then fasting for 20 hours before eating again.

"Overeating is a big problem now in this country, it's particularly troublesome that a lot of children are overweight. It's still unclear the best way to somehow get people to eat less .... One possibility is skipping a meal a day," Mattson said. "Our study suggests that skipping meals is not bad for you."

Dr. Carol A. Braunschweig of the University of Illinois at Chicago, who was not part of the study team, said she was intrigued by the suggestion that a drastic change in eating patterns might have benefits.

"With the current epidemic of obesity and physical inactivity facing the U.S. today, identification of a beneficial eating pattern that could address some of the untoward effects of excess weight would be a very significant finding," she said.

Mattson said an earlier study found that mice that fasted every other day had extended lifespans and the new experiment found the mice also did better in factors involved in diabetes and nerve damage in the brain similar to Alzheimer's disease.

"We think what happens is going without food imposes a mild stress on cells and cells respond by increasing their ability to cope with more severe stress," Mattson said. "It's sort of analogous to physical effects of exercise on muscle cells."

He said the researchers think this stress occurs throughout the body, and that may be the reason fasting seems to increase lifespan and the animals become more resistant to the diseases of aging.

The dieting mice consumed 40% less food than mice eating normally and lost nearly half their body weight (49 percent) in the experiment, while the fasting mice weighed only a little less than mice eating normally.

In recent years, some nutritionists have recommended eating smaller amounts more often, but this study did not deal with that type of eating pattern.

In the new report, the researchers said both the fasting mice and those on a restricted diet had concentrations of blood sugar and insulin that were significantly lower than mice allowed to eat whenever they wanted. Indeed, insulin levels in the fasting mice were even a bit lower than the dieting ones.

At the end of the experiment all three groups of mice were injected with a toxin that damages cells in the part of the brain called the hippocampus. It's cell damage there that that is involved in Alzheimer's in humans.

When the mouse brains were later analyzed the scientists found that the brains of the fasting mice were more resistant to damage by the toxin than the brains of either dieting mice or those eating normally.

interesting. like some days i forget to eat all 3 meals and might have 4 or five the next. my doctor says that is VERY bad. but i would be interesting (and welcoming for me) if that was not always the case

G~Playa
Jul 16th, 2006, 03:13 AM
OK, but for Ramadan you simply cannot eat during daylight, right? You have a big meal of whatever you want, after dark (and maybe early morning too), as I understand the custom.

But tell me if you are doing more than that or more details, please.

I was thinking of something more intense, like a 7 day fast or longer, where you drink only juice or intake some special fasting nutrients only. It's supposed to be for purifying the body, etc.

nah thats crazy :lol:

drake3781
Jul 16th, 2006, 04:48 AM
anyway, i did find this interesting article:



interesting. like some days i forget to eat all 3 meals and might have 4 or five the next. my doctor says that is VERY bad. but i would be interesting (and welcoming for me) if that was not always the case

I think it's bad to have blood sugar depleted, followed by a big dose of food. Messing with the insulin levels, etc. At least for me I need to keep blood sugar more evenly regulated.

I'm going to look for some fasting plans; will post the most widely recommended one here.

Thx for the research. :D

pancake
Jul 16th, 2006, 05:46 AM
I remember I'd fasted for a day when I went to my grandfather's funernal, the provided food just sucked and I didn't have mood to eat.

PointBlank
Jul 16th, 2006, 06:18 AM
I did during Ramadan, but I have tennis all year, so it is very hard. I know we get to eat and all, but not during the important parts of the day. Its definitley a very hard thing, but I like it.

Maryamator
Jul 16th, 2006, 08:39 AM
I did during Ramadan, but I have tennis all year, so it is very hard. I know we get to eat and all, but not during the important parts of the day. Its definitley a very hard thing, but I like it.
so do i..

controlfreak
Jul 16th, 2006, 08:45 AM
I fasted for 2 days, drinking only water and orange juice, to detox (not that I needed to). By the end of the second day I got bored and decided to eat a sandwich. It wasn't that the hunger was unbearable, I just missed stuffing food in my mouth! I probably won't try it again.

skanky~skanketta
Jul 16th, 2006, 09:08 AM
i fast during lent. to remember those who have less to eat.

Kart
Jul 16th, 2006, 01:23 PM
I have intermittently in the past.

Can't say I got much out of it.

Talula
Jul 16th, 2006, 02:10 PM
I know most of you people are too young to have done something like this, but to anyone older: has anyone here tried fasting?

Tell me about it.... what is the benefit you expected and did you get it?
What exactly did you do?
What was it like?
I once did the nothing but grapes and water for 3 days diet. It certainly had an effect! I wont say what! And I lost a lot of weight and my appetite has definitely been reduced. Sorry, but I didn't do it for any moral reason but just to lose weight. I had headaches the first day. But then felt really quite good. It certainly cleans out the system and kick starts weight loss dramatically.

watchdogfish
Jul 16th, 2006, 03:11 PM
I know most of you people are too young to have done something like this, but to anyone older: has anyone here tried fasting?

Tell me about it.... what is the benefit you expected and did you get it?
What exactly did you do?
What was it like?

I fasted once, but not out of choice - I had a major jaw operation about 2 years ago and had to stay on a liquid diet for 4 weeks!

But for the first 2 weeks I hardly ate anything because I felt so ill from the antibiotics and anaesthetic and also my face was so swollen so I couldn't chew! I lost around 14lbs in those 2 weeks.

I wouldn't recommend it because you completely lose your appetite as you get so used to not eating, it took me a good half year before I ate properly again. I remember my blood pressure became too low and I had lots of fainting spells. I also lost a lot of energy and became pale and gaunt looking.

The scary thing is how easy it is not too eat, even when your stomach complains from not having any food inside it! Also, even though it wasn't anorexia, I didn't think I had got any thinner when I actually dropped 2 dress sizes and lost about 28lbs just under a month!


Anyway enough of that! I remember when I was at school some of us had the chance to do a 24hr "fast" to raise money for famine in Africa. But we had to drink plenty of water and energy drinks to make sure we didn't lose any vitamins and minerals.

But if you really want to reduce your appetite see if you can get hold of some PLJ. It's concentrated lemon juice that you can mix with water and that really takes away any hunger!

drake3781
Jul 16th, 2006, 08:23 PM
Thanks for all the input. :wavey:

I;m thinking of this more for "cleansing" than for weight loss (though I wouldn't mind a bit of that too :D .) Not sure if I really need cleansing, haha, but I would like to try it.