How effective is fasting for weight loss?
Surely, almost every girl at least once in their life thought about the need for therapeutic fasting, because just imagine: you will be hungry for a couple of days, but you will immediately lose weight by a few kilograms.
Naturally, if the rest with the work team looms ahead, or maybe some important event is coming, then you want to look at such events as bright and beautiful as possible.
Yes, and in the closet it weighs, to collect dust from a dress that is two sizes smaller than your current one, and in order to put it on, having pleased yourself, your beloved, you need to immediately reduce centimeters. But how? The only thing that comes to mind is starvation. But is everything as good as you imagine?
Whatever your friends tell you, or if you have heard the edge of your ear in a TV show, any sudden change in the constant and systematic work of our body leads to a state of shock.
And it concerns, both our cerebral activity, and internal organs, which are responsible for a lot of processes proceeding from within.
Therefore, to assert that fasting brings only advantages - it's silly.Before you add up your full opinion on this method of losing weight, you must weigh the pros and cons, carefully reading all the provisions and features of this method.
There is another reliable way to determine the effectiveness of fasting for weight loss, is to get acquainted with the results and reviews of other people who have already tried this method on themselves, and now they can add up their subjective opinion.
Of course, the opinion of one person is not a panacea, but the majority opinion is already the best advertisement, or anti-advertising, depending on the content.
What is medical fasting?
The essence of medical fasting is to give up for a certain time completely from all food, all this is done for medicinal purposes and for the purpose of losing weight. Weight loss is complete and absolute, in the first case, a person refuses to eat, but can fully consume water, as much as his body requires.
In absolute starvation, there is a complete rejection of everything, it is carried out only under the supervision of specialists, since it is fraught with negative consequences.
The legislator of such a trend was Paul Bragg, who in the 20th century published his own book, The Miracle of Fasting, which instantly became popular and vigorously discussed.Like any unconventional method of treatment, starvation has its followers, and there are opponents who are completely against such methods.
If you adhere to the logic of Paul Bragg, then medical fasting can prolong a person’s life up to 120 years, he himself planned to become a long-liver by adhering to his own method, but it did not work out.
In many countries of the world, enthusiasts and followers of the Bragg affair have appeared, depending on the author, there are some subspecies of therapeutic starvation. What did Bragg say about this? He believed that fasting is, first of all, useful because in such a period of his life the body begins to feed and function at the expense of its reserve forces, which we don’t even know about, thus it trains and constantly maintains muscle tone.
In addition, during the period of fasting, all slags and toxins are removed, we can observe this by the “eerie color of urine and strange smell”, which appears after a few days of therapy. But is it all this? And what does modern medicine say about this?
Medical fasting. Is it worth the risk?
Qualified specialists are very doubtful about such procedures, and especially they are against the options when people prescribe them for themselves.
Medical fasting, even unimportant, water or dry, requires observation by specialists, some doctors sometimes prescribe this procedure as an aid for diseases such as pancreatitis, asthma, gastritis and others.
But the point is that usually the doctor asks to sit on the water for a day or two, and our ladies have managed to bring this process to the point of absurdity - they refuse to eat 30 or even more days. What organism will survive?
Let it be known to you that this method may be generally contraindicated for some people, especially those who suffer from diabetes, tuberculosis, cardiac arrhythmia, heart failure, generally speaking, this list is quite large, so think about it or consult your doctor before than to break into the winds.
But there are also positive aspects?
There is. This, in fact, the only way to lose weight in the shortest possible time, just sit for 2-3 days on such a "diet", and you will feel the visible result.
Short-term fasting, which is held according to all the rules, has a real benefit - the body is freed from toxins, harmful substances, the level of sugar and cholesterol goes down, which is also very useful.
Also, doctors argue that medical fasting can cause increased brain activity, since the blood from the stomach drains and rushes to where? In the head, of course, so if you need to solve an important problem or problem, try not to eat the day, it is possible that you will find the right solution much faster.
What is bad fasting?
Unfortunately, the disadvantages in this method are much more than advantages. Doctors believe that with prolonged fasting the body will become poisoned, in the literal sense of the word. To live, the body will begin to split its reserves, first of all it will take not for fats, as we would like, but for proteins, that is, for muscle tissue, that is why literally the first day begins to feel weakness in the body and heaviness in the limbs.
Then acetone bodies begin to form, which contribute to poisoning the nervous system, lowering the level of insulin, which can lead to the state of diabetic coma.
The period of fasting is accompanied by a complete cessation of the intake of useful and mineral substances, vitamins and trace elements, which leads to a general unhealthy appearance, problems with skin and hair, and to a complete slowing of metabolism.
The consequences of prolonged fasting are memory impairment, performance, visual and auditory hallucinations may appear, a person becomes nervous, attacks of aggression and unpredictable anger are possible, cases of fainting and severe dizziness are common in practice.
Are several kilograms worth such sacrifices? As we have said, fasting can be used for medicinal purposes, but as a means of effective and long-term weight loss, it is not recommended to use it.
You lost a few kilograms, to return to you, taking with you a couple more, it’s good if you manage without illnesses and negative consequences. If you still decide to try to clean your body, then you need to carry out this procedure no more than within 24 hours, especially if the body is not prepared for such shakes.