I’m providing you with this information because it’s helped me and many others escape their struggles with weight. Lots of people have found success with it with no negative effects, but I’m including this page because we live in the legal age.
I (Chase Garner) am not a medical doctor or a certified dietitian. I don’t hold any type of certification in this field. No information on this website should be construed as medical advice.
Diet, exercise, and fast at your own risk. Listen to your body. If something feels stressful or wrong, it probably is. Don’t push yourself too hard when your body is making adaptations.
Above all, use your brain. Don’t go from eating 7,000 calories/day to multiple-day water fasting without slowly adjusting your body to it. Depending on your health, consider supportive medical supervision.
I know that we all want quick results, but don’t be too extreme. Not listening to your body can prove dangerous or fatal.
For the Ketogenic Diet (Keto)
When beginning a low carb diet for the first time (especially after a very high carb diet), some people experience flu-like withdraw symptoms for up to a few days. If this happens to you, stay hydrated, take it easy, and seek medical attention if it gets progressively worse or lasts more than a few days.
For Protein Sparing Modified Fasting (PSMF)
Eat only one or two meals a day within a window no larger than 8 hours.
Do not snack continually as doing so will mess with your damage your metabolism (at best) or cause you to starve yourself (at worst).
For Water Fasting
While fasting, it’s important to stay hydrated, but don’t drink excessive amounts of water, coffee, tea, diet soda, etc because it will flush your electrolytes. This can cause serious or fatal complications.
Extremely excessive water consumption may also cause death (see the “Hold Your Wee for Wii” fatality for more info).
A Word on Doctors
If you enjoy having the support of a doctor, dietitian, or other medical professional, it’s important that you find one who is supportive or at least accepting of the lifestyle changes you’re making.
Many doctors (and even dietitians) will give you the usual conventional advice (eat less, avoid fat, exercise more) and discourage many of the changes described on this site. They only do this because it’s still status quo in the medical field.
If your doctor isn’t supportive, find a new doctor or, if you’re comfortable with it, make the changes anyway (and watch him be amazed when your bloods are fantastic in 6 months).