I just started a water fast this will be the end of my 6th day I am 5'8 and am currently at 215lbs I started at 223lbs and have been doing a lot of research on how to maximize fat burning during this process as I want to reach my goal of 170lbs before true hunger hits . during my research I've seen people say when exercising during water fast will force body to burn through all fat reserves faster in order to save protein and other people say if you burn to much calories during water fast body will switch to burning protein . just want some pointers to maximize fat burning in time thank you .
A good start and a good idea of fasting to lose weight and become healthy.
Your goal of losing weight to get to 170lbs when you hit true hunger is obviously arbitrary. You can expect to lose on average 1lb per day. During initial days of fasting the loss is rapid. Loss of weight simply diminishes in the latter part of a long fast. If you fast for thirty days you can expect a loss of 30lbs. You may lose more if you were active. Strenuous exercise is not recommended during a fast. You may walk for 15-20 minutes a day. You want your body to be able to expend its energy in healing.
Rest is recommended in fasting with nothing but water. Rest means physical, mental and physiological (all types of stimulation).
You may require more than one fast, if you make it to 30 days, if not more. I do not mean to discourage you but unrealistic goal setting is always disappointing at the end.
Also if you do a long fast, exercise is also recommended after proportionate period of eating.
Okay thanks for the advice would a few jumping jacks be safe and effective ? I'm coming to an end of day 7 weighed myself yesterday and had been down 13 pounds I'll weigh again tonight . Also question I've heard that during the healing process the body will eat its own scar tissue and that this can greatly improve appearance of stretch marks if not completely diminish them is this true ? I have a lot and have been struggling to get rid of them for awhile
Yes, your skin will look amazing. My initial long fasts showed rapid and noticeable change in my skin, but after so many fasts, I don't see that big a difference. For stretch marks you may need a longer fast.
No JJ - but if you can get a rebounder.. that's good for the lymph system!
I am 5'8" 130.
I have fasted 21 days 3-4 years in a row. I have also juice fasted many times... once for 38 days!
you will NOT get rid of stretch marks or cellulite.
Im a 23 year vegan. I work out, lift and cardio.
Fasting is NOT magic.
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Here's exactly what I do to stay trim and fit in my 50's, and I don't overdo it which many people do. You must know your limitations at this age and not push or you will injure yourself...eventually. This has worked for me
I require one hour of physical training per day with maybe a day off in the mix. I swim a straight hour in the pool every other. I walk 2.5 miles on the odd day schedule with swimming session. Every other day I lift weights for 20 minutes. I can eat pretty much what I want within reason, don't go nutty crazy or anything but I eat Burger King or Taco Bell during the week when I want, I eat healthy dinners, breakfast is always cereal with banana and blueberries...always.
Do this and you'll slowly but surely get your body used to daily exercise, maintain and grow muscle that displays well, and cardio will increase. I don't get injured, I can handle this routine, I don't talk myself out of it, this works.
I've always had people ask me about what I mean by "muscle display". Well, I am very honest, brutally so when I discuss visual appeal. And if we're all honest with ourselves, if exercise was done just to give us some energy, or to prolong life and nothing else...most of use wouldn't do it. I wouldn't. There has to be some physical, visual appeal to building muscle that looks good to the eye. And weight training combined with cardio does that. My muscles look sexy and defined to the eye. Pecs carved and shaped as are shoulders and arms. This is an appealing look to females. As it is for a woman to be trim waisted and hour glass overall. If this critical factor didn't exist, why exercise? Most would not, so muscle display is how your body's muscles visually make the look complete.
In my 50's, I can walk into any pool or beach area anywhere in the world and look as good or better than 75% of ALL AGED GUYS in that environment. I can't beat 20 something guys who workout but because my "competition" dwindles with age dramatically, I can hold the stage with my rank and file. This is an awesome feeling and all done by the aforementioned exercise program above. It's really not that timeconsuming or exhausting, might look that way on paper but in reality...very manageable.
This brings me to a side topic that is so, so true and I get agreement on both sides when I make it. If there were no women in the world to impress, guys would never exercise and build muscle...never. Funny how so many things in this world are designed to impress the opposite sex, isn't it?
If there were no men, women would never wear makeup, or exercise, or do a lot of things. Guys would eat, drink, get lazy and fat, and that would be that. You women and your attention is so powerful that it makes us work out and become better. The power of a woman is quite remarkable. Instant motivation.