Fasting for three days; Is it good for you and what does it do to your body?

Fasting for three days; Is it good for you and what does it do to your body?

Many of us have been on diets which help us lose weight.  Unfortunately, most of us regain what we lost after we go off the diet. This yo yo effect is not good for the body and can result in diseases such as insulin resistance and ultimately diabetes.

Dieting is not fun, and watching your weight as you exercise takes discipline.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could make some changes in your diet that has been shown to keep the weight off?   Perhaps, this is why fasting has become so popular.  Fasting before the industrial revolution was quite common since meals were not as easily accessible as they are now.

The most common method is intermittent fasting.  It is relatively easy to do if you set your mind to it.

On the other hand, what if you fasted for a few days at a time?  Apparently, this method can help you burn fat, while resetting your body to a new weight it is comfortable at.

Unlike diets, changing your body set weight makes keeping the pounds off easier since your body will take you back to this weight over and over again. Having tried this myself, I can attest that this type of fasting will change your set weight.

Read about what happens when you fast for three days.

This Is What Happens to Your Body if You Don’t Eat For Three Days
By Grant Stoddard Oct 19 2018, 12:51pm

I took a look at the good, bad, and smelly effects a 72-hour fast has on the body

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. At least that’s what many of us were brought up to believe. But a growing body of research is seriously undermining that idea. Fasting, in one form or another, is all the rage as evidenced by the volume of ripped bros on YouTube who are itching to share the fasting secrets that have finally gotten them over that thing that happened in high school.

For most people, a fast amounts to missing breakfast. They break their fast later in the day. Others chose to skip dinner instead. Either tactic will result in a 16/8 fast. This means that in every 24-hour period, you fast for 16 hours and do all of your eating in an eight-hour window. Another popular variant is alternate day fasting, in which adherents typically eat no calories one day and whatever they want the next.

Some of the reported benefits of fasting regimens include a reduction in inflammation, decreased blood sugar levels and even a prolonged life span—although that last one has only been proven in rats so far. It wasn’t long before people started wondering if longer fasts would yield more pronounced results. I should remind you, if you’re considering doing this, to examine your intentions since any extended period of voluntarily skipping meals can be a sign of disordered eating.

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