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  • Fasting will actually cause permanent damage to your metabolism, which helps you lose weight. It is best to eat foods low in fat and exercise regularly. Doing so will actually make you lose weight much quicker, healthier, and happier. ;)
  • If you fast for a few days, the lack of foods shocks your body, It freaks out and thinks you might starve, so it starts storing everything you eat as fat, slows your body processes down (ones that burn calories) and generally goes into survival mode. Survival Mode in any situaion or scenario is never pretty. You will find it hard to lose weight by fasting, especially long term. Be patient, and being healthy is always more important than looking good, because being healthy means you look better for much longer, as you age.
  • I tried not eating for a week. I didn't lose any weight. Not. An. Ounce. But I did feel weak and miserable. Over the course of the last six months, I have been eating more fruits and vegetables, and eating less overall. I have also been exercising for 30 minutes a day. So far I have lost 20 pounds, and I feel better than I have in almost my entire life. Moral of the Story: Great things are never easy, and they don't come quickly.
  • It depends on so many factors including how much you weigh now, how overweight you are, your metabolism, and your activity. I would generally lose about 7, but i am a very portly fellow.
  • When I was a teen I would fast Thurs n Fri so I would look hot on the weekend and would usually lose 5-8pds. But I was goin to school, workin, and basically burnin alot of calories.I thought I knew it all back then but really I was damaging my body to make it look better. If your lookin for fast results think of the risks of it in the long run. I try that(fasting) now and nothing happens at all exept im hungry and bitchy. Dieting is more than droppin pds its a life style. Eating fruits n vegies n drinkin water is the key along with exersize.
  • You should never, ever fast or even diet if you are a teen. You will make yourself sick over it and more then likely develope an eating disorder. What you ned to understand is that your body is doing exactly what it is suppost to which is storing what you eat as building material for your brain, bones, muscles and internal organs. Your body is going to go through a lot of changes in the next couple of years and will need those stores. If you fast you will not only shock your system, but cause perminet damage to yourself. You will end up in the hospital and not reach your full height or brain capacity if you do this. And worst case senerio you will die from it. Yes, that's right I said DIE because you are asking us for advice on how to become a bulimic. And belimics don't grow up to be adults. If you want to be healthy that's one thing. Eat right and exercise, but don't you dare starve yourself. Now go have a salade and I mean a real salade not just lettuce. I want to see cheese and dressing on there with carrots, celery, tomatoes, and some kind of lean meat.
  • Not to mention the moment you put food in your mouth your going to gain wait fast. If you feel the need to "fast" try a clear liquid diet for 2 or 3 days tops and no more then once a month. Especially as child or young adult still in development stages. You can really screw your self up by fasting. You want to drop some pounds try going vegetarian for a few weeks and do lots of walking or active bike riding or exercises and drink tons of WATER. As a teen you can probably burn off the pounds much faster then you think by just making yourself Sweet by physical activity for 30 minuets a day two or three days a week and avoiding white breads, fats and sugars. Drink skim milk and eat lots of fruit and veggies. You can do it safely if you just try.
  • Probably not much, but you can seriously screw up your metabolism and make it VERY hard to lose weight in the future. If you need to lose weight, do it the healthy way. Eat right and exercise. You'll IMPROVE your metabolism this way, and make it easier to maintain a healthy weight for life.

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