The causes of obesity are diverse, but the consequences are the same -
steady rise of body weight. Along with an increase in weight there are
various somatic diseases - is primarily an increase in blood pressure,
eating disorders of the heart muscle, abnormal liver function. Changes in
health status lead to lethargy, drowsiness, reduced mental capacity, loses
interest in life. And this in turn leads to greater consumption of food and
a further increase in weight. Most diets typically provide only short-term
effect. What is the advantage of fasting for weight loss over other methods
aimed at reducing the weight:
1. During fasting there is rapid and safe loss of weight ;
2. Man on a lot easier to tolerate fasting , because there is no constant
feeling of hunger;
3. When loss of weight is not observed neither shapeless nor flabby skin and
tissue (this rule does not always apply to the very elderly men).
4. Loss of weight during fasting is accompanied by the recovery of the
organism and improving general well-being (becoming a free breathing,
increases ease of movement, constant tiredness disappears, diminishes a
sense of overflow in the abdomen and the symptoms of indigestion, lowers
blood pressure and total load on the heart.)
Specializes in fasting Y.S. Nikolaev for example, treatment of a large
number of patients with obesity concluded that:
"To fight against obesity is requires a range of «measures» - determined
restriction of the diet, low-calorie diet, exercise, water therapy,
gymnastics, and most importantly - you need to spend a few months of
constant conscious effort to make your busy loafers excessive appetite.
Sometimes patients do not eat too much, but they do not know what they
should eat less, eat even the same notorious cereal, from which supposedly
"get fat". If you consume them in large quantities, good flavor fat - yes,
you can grow fat, if it is to consume small saucers, you can and lose
weight. Only food should a long time to chew, then man, prone to obesity,
eating less saturated and do not overeat, because there is a definite
relationship between saturation and the number of chewing movements. In
addition, during prolonged chewing of peristalsis in the intestine is 4
times more energetic, which contributes to a better evacuation and recovery
of the gastrointestinal tract. "
Therefore, it is necessary to realize that fasting for lose of weigh are
difficult. Yes, fasting is really able to greatly reduce our weight. After
all, when fasting primarily consumed fat stores of the organism. In the
early days, especially before the onset of hypoglycemic crisis, loss of
weight up to 1.2 kg per day, further reducing the weight significantly
slowed - up to 300 grams per day. Below is a approximate tentative scheme
loss of weight during different periods of fasting:
1. One-day fasting - 1.3 kg;
2. Fasting before the crisis 5-10 days (depending on experience) - 7.10 kg;
3. Fasting in the average time - 10-14 days - 10-12 kg.
4. If you continue fasting for more than 14 days of weight loss is about 1
kg for 3 days of fasting.
But these are average date. There are several factors that affect how much
change in weight during fasting:
1. The experience of fasting. A man who always practices fasting
recreational purpose, losing weight is much less a beginner. The more you
starve yourself, the more quickly the organism goes to domestic food, and
the less you lose weight. In beginners crisis comes at a later date, the
mechanisms of switching to full internal nutrition to run longer and
decrease the weight substantially greater. Moreover, as cleanse the organism
as a result of recurring hunger and nutrition, the organism will be a very
economical use of its available resources.
2. Motor activity during the fasting. Influence of the motor mode to weight
changes during fasting is ambiguous. It seemed that the more physical
activity during fasting - the greater must be the decline in weight. But, in
reality, the man who leads an active lifestyle, can lose weight is less than
the man who during fasting is always in bed. This feature is clearly visible
after fasting hypoglycemic crisis. You can go all day, perform a variety of
work, and in the evening, standing on the scales to discover that your
weight has not changed. But, if you weigh after sleep, when, apparently, the
body is resting, you will immediately notice a significant weight loss.
This is due
primarily to the fact that the organism of the famine begins to actively
assimilate the constituent parts of air (nitrogen, carbon, oxygen) and use
them in their own biosynthesis. Actively moving day, we increase the amount
of inhaled air, respectively, increased intake and absorption of substances
from the air. At night, our gas exchange is reduced and the organism has to
more actively use its own resources. Remember - the movement during fasting
- it is a kind of food! The main rule - not to overload.
3. Additional procedures during fasting. Water treatments, sauna, massage,
physiotherapy can help in the speedy deliverance from fat. All these
procedures improve blood flow, and thus speed up metabolism and expenditure
of organism fat.
4. Dry fasting. Dry fasting is better to use in the first days of the
entrance to the usual fasting. The best option to spend the first two or
three days without water, and then drink water in sufficient quantity
focusing on well-being. Dry fasting for longer periods without the proper
experience is dangerous. Especially not recommended for dry days in the
mid-normal fasting as well as to fully own biosynthesis during fasting,
water is needed. On the contrary, in the first days of fasting when the
organism switches to internal nutrition, due to the active dissolution of
fat formed a sufficient number of its own water, as there was enough surplus
water in the tissues of the organism dry and hungry at this time is easily
tolerated and leads to more rapid reductions in weight.
5. The general status of the organism to fasting.
We may note the following regularity - the better your condition before
fasting, the easier it flows fasting, and the less you will lose weight. The
explanation is simple - a man healthy, the organism quickly rebuilds the
internal power and begins to economical use of nutrients. The patient - the
organism has to spend a lot of energy and resources to carry out
reconstruction work in the organism.
Depending on the constitution weight loss in different periods of fasting is
different. Fat men in the early days of losing weight more. This is mainly
due to the stripping away of excess fluid accumulated in the tissues. In
addition, the greater the weight, the more energy is needed for such a
person, the greater the loss of weight.
7. Age of fasting person. Young people lose weight faster than older because
of the activity of metabolic processes in the organism.
But there is a very important feature that limits the use of fasting to
reduce excess weight. This is diet after fasting. The fact is that after
fasting in the organism with the large reduction processes. The cells
actively absorb nutrients, and if at that time did not limit itself to the
food - your weight fairly quickly reach the previous standard, and is likely
to exceed it for a few pounds. Therefore, if your aim is weight loss rather
than a complete change of behavior that led you to obesity, fasting will not
help you, rather it will increase your weight a few pounds from the
original. So think hard before you can use fasting to reduce weight.
The practice of fasting.
The best results can be obtained by applying the average time of fasting,
combined with proper recovery nutrition. This is due to the fact that the
greatest loss of weight, exactly what happens in the first two weeks of
fasting. In addition, the average time allows you to activate the mechanisms
are sufficiently deep cleanse the organism, and recovery processes take
place for a long time after the famine. The best option would be holding
several fasting (2-3) average time to follow proper nutritional recovery
period of a month. Naturally, before the practice of fasting is necessary to
purification procedures, and practices the very start with the day-long
fasting, and only then gradually increase the duration of fasting. This will
help you reduce weight, strengthen the decision to go the right way of life,
to learn not to overeat during the restorative power. Of course, you can
immediately crave 14 and even 20 days, but did not learn to control
themselves during recovery, you will not get good results.
But the recommendations Y. S. Nikolaeva for patients with obese:
"Methods of treatment dose fasting most of these patients are usually: a
one-time fasting without water restrictions ranging from 25 to 40 days
followed by diet food.
However, quite often, when the prescription of the disease is significant,
and the original weight of 120-200 pounds or more, adjusting to the
"internal" food does not take place immediately after 10-15 days of fasting
there are nausea, vomiting, Pulse arrhythmia, dizziness, loss of organism
weight is terminated . In these cases, we apply the so-called "fractional"
method of fasting-diet therapy: after the first fasting (10-15 days) begins
the restoration of the same duration, then the second 10-30 days of fasting
and the same length of recovery, then a third course of fasting and t . e.
10 - 12 of alternations of hunger and nutrition, with an interval of 3-4
months after 6-8 factional courses. Duration of each course is individual
and varies depending on the state of health, weight, age and other
indicators of the patient. Such an "oscillating" cycle of fasting allows the
body to reduce weight by 80 - 100 pounds! "
It is safe to say that proper nutrition rehabilitation after starvation of
the most important stage in the fight against obesity. Fasting gives you the
opportunity to significantly reduce weight and to restore the disturbed
metabolic processes in your body, restorative power can save the results.
Since the beginning of recovery nutrition, the first two or three days
(depending on the period of fasting) weight reduction observed further up to
1 kg per day. Then comes a gradual increase in weight, but even after 10
days of recovery, the weight is less than the original. Rapid weight gain in
the first week of fasting often indicative of excessive accumulation of
water in the organism. Usually it is associated with the use of salt or
salt-containing products, as well as the shortage of potassium in the
organism. In this case, enough for a few days to take medications potassium
(Asparcam or Panangin on one tablet 2-3 times a day) and delete products
containing sodium chloride. After 7-10 days recovery stabilized and appetite
is very important not to overeat and to move 3-4 meals a day. Basically the
rules of restorative nutrition are the same as for normal recovery from
fasting. It should reduce the amount of flour food, sweets, animal fats,
increasing the amount of plant foods.
Very good to stabilize the weight of a rule not to consume food after 18.00.
Everyone, fasting to lose weight is to be understood that only a change in
lifestyle will allow you to achieve this goal and feel completely healthy
and complete human being!