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How much weight will I lose if I fast for 30-40 days?

Answered on December 05, 2013
Created December 03, 2013 at 9:23 AM

I'm 16. I'm 160lbs 5'6.(eww) Yes I have fasted before.

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on December 04, 2013
at 05:02 AM

What's the point? There are safer, easier, more effective & more permanent methods. I'm not a huge fan of a teenage girl considering a 30 to 40 day fast....sounds like the initial conditions for a disaster.

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on December 03, 2013
at 07:55 PM

Hmm! A downvote. Someone doesn't like sarcasm!

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on December 03, 2013
at 05:13 PM

This is a 16 year old kid. Encouraging this LIFE THREATENING behavior is just stupid!

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on December 03, 2013
at 02:23 PM

You'd probably lose more weight eating just veggies in 30 days, since you would have more energy to move around, and your body won't be in high stress-fat conserve mode.

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on December 05, 2013
at 07:26 PM

Troll.

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on December 04, 2013
at 10:01 PM

The only people who can fast for 30+ days safely are Hindus, Buddhists and morbidly obese people.

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on December 04, 2013
at 09:50 PM

You could IF, eat one day and fast the next until you reach a normal BMI, that way you don't die.

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on December 03, 2013
at 05:31 PM

Good question! How much muscle mass are you trying to lose?

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on December 03, 2013
at 07:55 PM

Hmm! A downvote. Someone doesn't like sarcasm!

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on December 03, 2013
at 05:18 PM

Wrestlers, MMA, Boxers, they all use some form of the Green Method:

20% Caloric Deficiency, 50% of your calories come from vegetables; 50% come from high protein meats.

If you did that for 30 days, you'd loose far more weight than if you starved your self.

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on December 03, 2013
at 04:37 PM

theqabalist provided a great answer.

Simply put however, going on a Paleo, grain/sugar free diet will over time cause you to naturally slim down without much effort and in a safe manner. Forget the fasting, other than daily shortened windows of eating time which will help control appetite for many (me for sure).

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on December 03, 2013
at 04:23 PM

  1. You are 16, you should not be fasting as it can impair cognitive development.
  2. You should not fast for more than 72 hours without a qualified physician supervising the fast to ensure there are no unsafe drops in blood electrolyte levels (which can lead to cardiac arrest).
  3. You are not that overweight. I recommend a counselor for image issues rather than fasting for weight. At 5'6"/160 you are not fat by any stretch of the imagination, and this question, mixed with your age, points to image issues that you should get resolved before attempting something as complicated as a fast.
  4. As a corollary to 3, what you are really asking is "how much weight would I lose if I became anorexic." Anorexia nervosa is a serious disease that can develop from image issues. Notable actress Brittany Murphy was anorexic and it was believed this caused her body to be so weak that she died from a cardiac arrest when stress was placed on it by drugs.

I have answered based on what you have asked. If I misunderstood your question, let me know. But most of my points still stand regardless of circumstance.

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on December 03, 2013
at 04:14 PM

Doesn't sound healthy to me. You're getting on the road to eating-disorder-ville, turn around now while you can.

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on December 03, 2013
at 12:33 PM

Doesn't matter, as your stress hormones will be so high afterwards that you'll regain it again in a couple of months.

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on December 03, 2013
at 12:25 PM

loads.

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on December 03, 2013
at 05:13 PM

This is a 16 year old kid. Encouraging this LIFE THREATENING behavior is just stupid!

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