Originally Posted by mm84321
Again, fasting and starvation are not one and the same. You are only starving when all your non essential fat reserves have been depleted and muscle begins to be catabolized.
You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. If you were to have done this properly you would almost certainly have found that you lost just as much in muscle weight as in fat weight during your fast. You didn't work out and you didn't provide your muscles with the nutrients they needed to maintain, so they disappeared. It is doubtful you lost very much fat weight, and you'll almost certainly gain it back in no time, but you won't grow back the muscles at the same time, so you'll look much worse than you did a month ago.
Next time you hear a fat person claim to be hungry...that's not true hunger.
Please point us to a medically accepted definition of "true hunger".
I recall an excerpt from Good Calories, Bad Calories that spoke of a trial where a number of obese individuals were fasted for an entire year with taking in nothing more than vitamins and minerals. They didn't die, instead their bodies lived off their stored energy source, which is simply what fat is.
I don't remember that trial at all. There was mention in that book of various "semi-starvation trials" in the obesity section of that book, and the results were that reduced caloric intake resulted in reduced energy levels, but I don't recall anything like what you've discussed. You are either lying again, or you are misinformed. Did you actually read that book?
Lol, the man in that video does not look healthy.
Originally Posted by AlmostFullBenefits
I had a good laugh at most of this thread, but all joking aside, shitty advice is one thing, but potentially lethal shitty advice is morally inexcusable.
x2. And the worst part is that the people selling these "fasting and sun-bathing diets" know that it's all bullshit, but they sell it anyway. Despicable.