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Has anyone ever fasted for a day here and there? I came across a web site a few weeks ago that was advertising a "Friday Fast" event each week. I can't stop thinking about it. So much of my life focuses around food: what's my next meal, when do I have time to do groceries, do I eat before I work out, etc. It's all consuming. Fasting for one day a week appeals to me, I'm just not sure that Friday is the right day for it :)

Tue. Jan 15, 1:37pm

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I used to fast a lot. For religious reasons
I found that I thought just as much about food as I did every other day. Hunger will do that to a person.
It did help in weight maintainence.
Be careful if you do more than 3 days.
And at 7 days your digestive system shuts down so you have to be really careful when you start eating again.

If friday doesn't work for you I don't see what reason there could be that you couldn't choose any day you want.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008, 2:26 PM

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I find that fasting is a great way to get back on track if I've been having a tough time. I am maintaining my weight now, and I fast sometimes when I my eating seems out of control. It helps get me out of bad habits such as eating when I'm not hungry and eating unhealthy foods - like after holidays or after a really indulgent weekend.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008, 2:36 PM

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If eatin less than 1200 calories is bad for you wouldnt fasting be bad for you?

Tuesday, January 15, 2008, 3:14 PM

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I doubt an occasional fast would be bad for you. Just like eating 500 calories for a day or two (or four!) isn't going to wreak havoc on your system. It's when you do any of those things over the long haul where it can have negative consequences.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008, 8:38 PM

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I too have fasted for religious purposes. Every year on Good Friday I do not eat or drink anythin for the full 24 hours. Also I do a lite fasting on other holy days when I only eat one full meal scatter among the entire day and water only..It's a good sacrafice for me and makes me truly appreciate all the food and drink I normally have. Never have done for weight loss purposes though so good luck.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008, 8:48 PM

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