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Old Tue, Dec-07-04, 16:11
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I have been on and off with fasting but today, after almost two days of water fasting, i've decided to try atkins diet and i am wondering if this would make me gain body fat because once in starvation mode my body would convert anything that i eat into fat. Would that happen when i start induction?
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Old Tue, Dec-07-04, 16:35
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Plan: gluten free atkins maint.
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First of all, why were you water fasting in the first place? There really is no place doing this in a healthy way of life, except for short periods before surgery etc. etc. Most research says water fasting is dangerous, and at the least not good because it causes muscle loss, and even brain damamge in some people.

Coming off of water fasting in any fashion, including atkins will almost certainly result in gaining weight. If you add foods to quickly it can even result in a person needing immediate medical attention.
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Old Tue, Dec-07-04, 16:39
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Plan: Back to Atkins
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Your body would rebuild lost muscle for sure...which is a GOOD thing. Don't worry about the number, worry about health.
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Old Tue, Dec-07-04, 21:53
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Here's the problem that i have had with fasting and please tell me if my metabolism is messed up. before fasting i was 126 pounds, i started fasting for 5 days and then got off and fasted again for 7 days. During fasting i still exercise regularly, burning at least 300cals per session. I got down to 110. Until recently, i started eating, sometimes overeating and then exercised rigoriously, burning 1000cals per session so that i can maintain my weight. Then i go back to fasting again for 3 days some times 4 days and still include exercises. This happened on and off with fasting and binging. especially with binging, i usually exercise more. I know what i have been doing is absolutely unhealthy yet i cant come off it and my weight is still between 109-110lbs. So i have decided to try Atkins for a change. For this i am afraid that after fasting for almost two days and start induction, i would gain fat since i was in starvation mode.
please help, any reply would be greatly appreciated,
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Old Wed, Dec-08-04, 04:46
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I doubt you'll gain fat by going on Atkins. You'll likely gain muscle, which you most certainly lost by fasting AND exercising at the same time. Muscle loss isn't good, and it will slow your metabolism. My advice: stop fasting, start Atkins, or LC plan of your choice, and eat when you are hungry, don't starve yourself. You'll probably put on some pounds, probably muscle, so if that bothers you, stay off the scales.
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Old Wed, Dec-08-04, 08:00
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Your first step should be to go see a doctor. Please.
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Old Wed, Dec-08-04, 14:44
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Plan: gluten free atkins maint.
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I agree with jessica and potatofree. Please go see a doctor, as what you are doing is classic eating disordered behavior. Beleive me, as a recovered annorexic myself, this is not a road you want to venture very far down.
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Old Fri, Dec-10-04, 03:02
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Originally Posted by potatofree
Your first step should be to go see a doctor. Please.


agreed.....................
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Old Tue, Jan-25-05, 09:54
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I have to say that this just makes me so sad. I did the same thing as you in college and it was just horrible. This is an eating disorder. No one should fast unless you are having surgery and it is required. This is not a good long term goal. Bless your heart! I hope that you do go see a doctor because you have an eating disorder.

Much love, and take care of yourself!
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Old Mon, Jun-09-08, 10:43
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If i was you, going from no food whatsoever, i would spend about 5 days doing the 'fat fast' (1000 cals, 75-90% fat) then a week on the 'modified fat fast' (1200 cals, slightly lower fat %) then onto induction and so on. although fasting is not great, i think its important to slowly build up just incase you gain weight which could just set off the cycle again. hope this helps x

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Old Mon, Jun-09-08, 10:53
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Fasting puts you in ketosis. Starting Atkins would be a continuation of that ketosis, so you would certainly not gain "fat".

Some people who fast do not have an eating disorder, but your method is a little out of the norm. I almost agree with the visit to the doctor, but a doctor will probably not recommend what you really need, but will prescribe drugs instead.

A good, well educated low carb diet will help you develop a healthy body size, whether you need to gain or lose weight. It can help you overcome the urge to binge-eat and stabilize your metabolism.

Eat whole foods which are low in carbs on a regular basis, and some of your worries about your diet will be settled. I promise.
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