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Just curious.. Fasted for a week a couple months ago, 3 days into one right now.. Been reading a lot about about anatomy, metabolism, etc, and it doesn't seem like were suppose to fuel our bodies the way everyone does. (everyday, throughout the day).


July 2nd, 2011, 7:52 pm
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Post Re: Bible thumpers: what are your thoughts on fasting?
If you wanna do it for religious reasons sure.

But your body works best when its fed every four hours or so...


July 2nd, 2011, 9:20 pm
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If you wanna do it for religious reasons sure.

But your body works best when its fed every four hours or so...


Agreed. It's actually not a healthy thing to do too often. I would say no more than 4 times a year.


July 2nd, 2011, 11:21 pm
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Done it for a week... no point in doing it for anything but religious reasons.

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Post Re: Bible thumpers: what are your thoughts on fasting?
Fasting isn't necessarily the cessation of food intake, you can fast from anything. Food, sex, hobbies, or whatever, what is more important is why are you fasting?

From the Christian standpoint, the process of fasting is a willful choice by the individual in order to become more finely atuned to the Lord. IT IS A CHOICE, by the individual, I can't stress that enough. It's not a subject I know in great detail, but it has to do with willfully choosing to suffer in order to take part in knowing the sufferings of Christ. IT IS NOT REQUIRED, unless you are Catholic, as they do it for Lent, and go about making a big show of it. Although I've heard many people say that they tivo television programs for the week of Lent, only to catch up the following week. That kind of defeats the purpose and meaning in my opinion, but that's just my opinion.

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steensn wrote:
Done it for a week... no point in doing it for anything but religious reasons.


Body detoxification.


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aughsum wrote:
steensn wrote:
Done it for a week... no point in doing it for anything but religious reasons.


Body detoxification.


I have heard of the body detoxification thing. It is usually done for the treatment of fatal diseases under the strict supervision of doctor or his trained assistant.


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BillySims wrote:
aughsum wrote:
steensn wrote:
Done it for a week... no point in doing it for anything but religious reasons.


Body detoxification.


I have heard of the body detoxification thing. It is usually done for the treatment of fatal diseases under the strict supervision of doctor or his trained assistant.


I've read about extended fasts (~30days) being done under supervision. From what I gathered online it seems that it's most popular for general maintenance.. Detox to purge the body of all the crap it absorbs/stores through the normal American diet. I could also see it being used to treat diseases - I haven't read enough about the inter workings of the body but it seems plausable that resources not being used for digestion could be channeled elsewhere.. Day 4 and I'm breathing a lot better than I normally do, it's like I have undiagnosed allergies or something. Body feels.. Better. Last time, by day 8 I wasn't hungry, just wanted to eat for the sake of eating.


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Post Re: Bible thumpers: what are your thoughts on fasting?
I'm no nutritionist... so I can't speak for it... but I can't see why a straight fast would be a detox and having carefully selected food would not.

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July 3rd, 2011, 4:11 pm
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Post Re: Bible thumpers: what are your thoughts on fasting?
I've struggled with my weight since early adolescence.

I've gone to nutritionists, diet clinics, personal trainers, etc. etc. I lost 120 lbs, put weight back on, lost it again ,etc.

I have yet to come across anyone advocating a "detox." Honestly sounds like a buncha pseudo-science BS. What exactly are you detoxing? What are these "toxins"? Name them.

Everyone has pretty much advocated the same thing: a balanced diet high in fruits and veggies, small meals spread throughout the day, plenty of water, and little fat.


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I've struggled with my weight since early adolescence.

I've gone to nutritionists, diet clinics, personal trainers, etc. etc. I lost 120 lbs, put weight back on, lost it again ,etc.

I have yet to come across anyone advocating a "detox." Honestly sounds like a buncha pseudo-science BS. What exactly are you detoxing? What are these "toxins"? Name them.

Everyone has pretty much advocated the same thing: a balanced diet high in fruits and veggies, small meals spread throughout the day, plenty of water, and little fat.


http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2009/09/ ... x-101.html

Toxins are the things we injest from non-organic foods.. Steroids in our fruit, floride in our water, etc. Anying that isn't "supposed" to go into our bodies.

A proper, balanced diet seems easy, but it's not always possible to stick with. As much as I'd like to, I don't think I'll ever be able to quit double stuff Oreos, or those cheap microwave burritos dipped in sour cream.


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Fasting is easier ;) Lol... There seems to be no real link of fasting and detox...

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Post Re: Bible thumpers: what are your thoughts on fasting?
I think eating healthy regularly is much easier than eating crap for weeks and then starving yourself.

Do you have a weight problem, aughsum?


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I think eating healthy regularly is much easier than eating crap for weeks and then starving yourself.

Do you have a weight problem, aughsum?


No weight problem, just the opposite, skinny, trying to put on weight. Didn't feel healthy, tried it, felt healthy, trying it again.

Starvation doesn't occur until 30-40 days in - until then your body apparently feeds off of stores of fat, then starts at proteins (muscle). You actually stop feeling hungry after day 2-3.


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Post Re: Bible thumpers: what are your thoughts on fasting?
Just because you stop feeling hungry doesn't mean its good for you.

If you're trying to put on weight, why are you not eating? That doesn't make sense.


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