Good luck to both of you in your endeavors to lose your excess weight.
However, I hope you are both aware that losing this weight is one thing, but keeping it off is another.
Returning to the same diet that produced this excess weight will only serve in producing a lifestyle of yo-yo fasting and eating, and not considered by many to be ideal in terms of good and lasting health.....................
TOO FREQUENT FASTING?
"Altogether too many people attempt to substitute frequent fasting for a hygienic way of life. They think they can live unhygienically and when trouble develops they can take a fast and square accounts.
The intermittent fasting and feasting that grows out of this idea leads them into trouble. They fast so often and so much that they are actually trying to subsist on a famine diet.
This feeding and fasting program is often continued until serious injury results. These fasters may impair their digestive system, develop allergies and various nervous symptoms and become unable to regain lost weight".
"Where conditions and circumstances permit, one long fast is far more fruitful than a series of short fasts.
I am often referred to by people as the "Fasting Doctor", and I spend a lot of time on the phone explaining.
In all cases the fast should not be regarded as an expediency and not as a permanent addition to the regular habits of life.
In a few instances one long fast is not sufficient to enable the body to put its physiological house in order. A second lengthy fast is sometimes essential. Properly carried out no harm comes from several long fasts over a period of time.
All things, even eating, can be overdone; fasting is no exception to this rule".
Dr K.R. Sidhwa. ND. DO.