I've done a few 3-5 day fasts in the past but am looking into something more long term. This is mainly for weight loss and clear skin, which I usually achieve 5 pounds loss in 3 days, gaiming back half to a whole pound after the fast. I'm thinking about going like six weeks, fasting Sundays thru Thursdays and eating raw Fridays and Saturdays. I will be exercising 5-7 times weekly, mainly cardio and.circuit. I'm hoping for 5 pounds a week. Is this achievable?
asked byjen_fridgel (5)
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on November 12, 2012
at 12:29 AM
Wow, that plan sounds really unhealthy and potentially dangerous.
Having a goal of losing 5 pounds per week is really not achievable in a safe manner. 1-2 pounds a week of weight loss is much more realistic. "Eating raw" is also not really paleo - are you talking about eating raw meat? Or just vegetables? Animal proteins and fats are an essential part of the paleo diet, which is not compatible with the raw vegan plan.
Regarding your workout, you might want to do some reading about "chronic cardio." Not a good thing.
on November 11, 2012
at 10:49 PM
What you are describing is about as un-paleo as you can get. It's not a healthy weight loss on a few different levels. Hopefully someone more technically inclined will come in here and explain to you why - but in the meantime, why not read up on some of the lifestyle questions in here and consider if there's a better and gentler way to lose weight and improve your skin?