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Will Fasting Help Me To Lose Weight Quickly?

Will Fasting Help Me To Lose Weight Quickly?

So, will fasting help me to lose weight quickly? Well, let’s look into some of the history around fasting. So, the first thing to consider is that fasting has been used to treat illness for hundreds of years. As far back as the 5th century, Greek physician, Hippocrates, recommended abstinence from food or drink, for patients who showed certain symptoms of illness. And fasting has been acknowledged as being beneficial in certain areas of medicine ever since.

Will Fasting Help Me To Lose Weight Quickly

Use Fasting to Improve Health

The list of proven health benefits of fasting continues to grow. To cover them in significant depth, of course, we would need to dedicate multiple exclusive Blog pages to the subject. You can also read many pages on the Internet, and watch various lectures and presentations on YouTube, which cover all the different aspects of fasting.

Will Fasting Help Me To Lose Weight Quickly?

For starters, fasting is accepted medically to deliver many health benefits, and not just increased weight loss. Also, fasting helps to reduce insulin resistance, fight inflammation and improve brain function. And finally, fasting helps to improve heart health, by improving blood pressure, triglycerides and cholesterol levels. For more information, backed by medical science, please go to

Will Fasting Help Me To Lose Weight Quickly

Fasts can run between 24 – 72 hours

In general, most fasting periods run for between 24–72 hours. Intermittent fasting, however, as featured in the media, is based around eating and fasting periods. The 16-8 approach is just one example of intermittent fasting. Also, the alternate day fasting method involves fasting every other day.

Will Fasting Help Me To Lose Weight Quickly?

Dr. Michael Moseley later developed the 5:2 diet, as a less strict version of fasting. So, this method means you only consume around 500 calories for 2 separate days of the week, but for the remaining five days you eat normally. You can also read our blog on how you can increase your level of motivation.

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Can Fasting Help Weight Loss?

To the dieter, fasting can often be the difference between success and failure. Fasting can be an excellent tool to ‘reset’ a person’s relationship with food, both psychologically and physically. If you fast at the outset of a diet, it will then provide a sometimes rapid and positive change in the numbers you see on the scales. And of course, this usually proves to be very motivational.

Will Fasting Help Me To Lose Weight Quickly

Boost Your Metabolism with Fasting

It’s a fact that many dieters initially incorporate fasting into their weight loss efforts, believing it to be an easy way to drop the first few pounds. Of course, eliminating food and drinks (other than water) from a person’s total calorie intake will result in a positive weight loss. Research also seems to demonstrate that short-term fasting can boost metabolism, by increasing the level of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine, further assisting weight loss.

Will Fasting Help Me To Lose Weight Quickly

Will Fasting Help Me To Lose Weight Quickly?

Several studies have shown that fasting can increase levels of human growth hormone, or HGH. Higher levels of this hormone make it easier for the body to burn fat and build up muscle. And, of course, possibly the most significant benefit that you’re waiting to read about is that intermittent fasting has been found to be more effective at increasing fat loss, while simultaneously preserving muscle tissue, compared to continuous calorie restriction.

Can Fasting Help with Weight Loss?

Dr. Jason Fung – Fasting and Weight Loss

Dr. Jason Fung is a Canadian nephrologist, or kidney specialist. He’s an expert in treating patients with type 2 diabetes, and he’s also probably one of the most well-known advocates of intermittent fasting. He’s regarded as a world-leading expert in the field of intermittent fasting and low-carb eating. And in addition, Dr. Fung has written numerous bestselling books on the subject, including “The Obesity Code”.

Will Fasting Help Me To Lose Weight Quickly?

He has an effective way of describing how intermittent fasting works. He states: “Life is about balance. The good and the bad, the yin and the yang. The same applies to eating and fasting. If you are not eating, you are fasting. So, our body is either in the fed state, or the fasted state. Either we are storing food energy, or we are burning stored energy.”

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Dr. Fung is a Leading Expert on the Benefits of Fasting

If we snack continuously, then we spend almost all our time in the fed state, and we can gain weight because we’re not allowing our body any time to burn stored food energy. Body fat is merely food energy that has been stored away. Intermittent fasting allows the body to use its stored energy, by burning off excess body fat, and so helps with weight loss.”

Dr. Fung is also a member of the Diet Doctor group, the no.1 low-carb website in the world. He makes regular contributions, both written articles and videos, which are all very informative. Read more of Dr. Fung’s intermittent fasting tips.

Fasting FAQs

FAQ 1: Is fasting safe for everyone?

ANSWER: Fasting is generally safe for most people, although it’s not recommended for everyone. Medical experts advise against fasting, unless under medical supervision, for women who are either pregnant, or breastfeeding, children under 18, and people who are underweight. Also, it’s best to talk to your doctor first if you have any underlying health conditions, or you’re planning to fast for more than 24 hours. Many people who contact us are looking to lose weight ahead of surgery. So we also have a post all about Pre-Surgery Weight Loss.

FAQ 2: What sort of drinks can you have during a fast?

ANSWER: When fasting, most people stick to water, tea, or coffee, made either black, or with just a very small amount of milk, or preferably cream, or even coconut oil instead. And, of course, definitely no sugar added! Bone broth is also highly recommended by experts during a fast, because it contains plenty of minerals and vitamins, and also helps to reduce hunger pangs. But above all, it’s important to drink plenty of fluids while fasting to avoid getting dehydrated.

Breaking a Fast….
FAQ 3: What is the best way to break a fast?

ANSWER: There are a lot of different ways to break a fast. Some people might eat a small meal, while others might drink juice or try an all-liquid detox. It is important, however, to make sure you include things that are higher in quality protein and dietary fat to help keep your blood sugar levels balanced.

No matter what your preference, everyone agrees that you should never take in large amounts of solid foods for the first few hours after breaking your fast. Remember to take it slowly and steadily and resist the temptation to binge.

Our Top Weight Loss Tips

Below is a selection of weight-loss tips that everyone can start using straight away. And, if you enroll in the My Weigh Less Course, you will learn many more of our helpful tips and techniques about how to achieve successful, permanent weight loss.

Tip No. 1 – Only Eat When You’re Hungry!

This has to be our number one, golden rule, when it comes to achieving successful weight loss. In our experience, most overweight people eat for many different reasons, other than physical hunger. But, if you allow your emotions to control your eating habits, then it is unlikely that you will be able to control your weight as a result. So, before you reach for anything to eat, stop and ask yourself first if you physically NEED to eat, or you just WANT to…

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Tip No. 2 – Use a Smaller Plate!

You’ve probably heard this many times before, but it’s a fact that people who use larger plates tend to eat more food than those who eat from smaller plates. Remember the famous Delboeuf optical illusion, because a small portion of food looks more generous when served on a smaller size plate. If you stick to our mantra, “always go for quality over quantity”, then you will definitely lose weight much more easily.

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Tip No. 3 – Drink a Glass or Two of Water Before Your Meal!

Reduce your calorie intake by over 20%, with almost with no effort! Research results, published by Harvard Medical showed that people who drank two large glasses of water, just before eating, consumed, on average, around 20% less food than previously. This is possibly as a result of the stretching and fullness sensation in the stomach.

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Lose Weight in a Healthy Way

So, how do we start to lose weight in a healthy and permanent way? There are so many approaches to weight loss. If you type “diet”, or “weight loss”, into Google, for example, you will have over a million references, in a heartbeat. We would be naive to say that the My Weigh Less course guarantees 100% success. We will not insult your intelligence! Sarah Hart, below, lost 140 pounds following her treatment. Follow this link to listen to a complimentary audio introduction of the course.

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The My Weigh Less treatment is psychology-focused, built around the experience of treating over a thousand clients. The fully downloadable treatment has also been the subject of extensive real person trials. But, as with your considerations regarding any weight loss approach, do take a look at the verified case studies, and their before and after photos on the My Weigh Less Site. If you require additional comfort, visit the Medical Endorsement page.

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The My Weigh Less treatment package consists of twelve one hour weight loss sessions, with Martin and Marion Shirran. Between them they have accumulated moire than ten thousand hours of treatment time in the weight loss arena. In addition to the twelve sessions, clients receive a number of videos, animated presentations, visual aids and hypnosis sessions.

Martin Shirran below was one of first trial candidates.

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The My Weigh Less Course is new and refreshing, incorporating the latest, science-based, behavioural change techniques. You too can experience the benefits, the changes in your life, and your thinking around food: maybe today… Martin, above, went on to lose 84 pounds.

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Permanent Weight Loss is the Goal

If you want to lose weight permanently, and have looked into different diets, and possibly even surgery, then take a step back, before you decide which approach to adopt. You don’t need to spend any money right now. Just take ten minutes to read the pages of the My Weigh Less website. After all, you have nothing to lose. There’s additional information on Martin and Marion’s Gastric Mind Band website.

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Marion Shirran, is proud to be a registered Stakeholder in NICE – The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. In addition Marion is registered with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity. She looks forward to being able to share her vast experience, gained from over 15,000 1:1 clinical hours working with overweight individuals for the benefit of a wider audience.

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