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How Much Can A Teen Lose On A Water Fast
Very little if 1 day: A normal healthy teen girl is ok to try fasting for a day, for religious or other social reasons, if she is willing to break the fast if she gets weak or dizzy. Since she is drinking, she will not lose weight in just one day. Fasting as a dieting technique doesn't work because the 1-2 pounds a day that person loses will be regained after the fasting ends and the eating resumes. ...Read more
As Usual All Depends: How much water intake, how much water output, how hot, how cold, internal function & brain controls of heart, liver, kidneys, sweating, fear, relaxation and the list goes on. Do not dumb things down, never works. Instead pick, measure & track strategy, whatever it is & avoid all the dominant & widely marketed nonsense. Weight daily, after arising, nothing on, on scale to 0.1 lb accuracy, log/track. ...Read more
Salt restriction: Water retention is actually usually caused by sodium retention. That easiest way to reduce water retention is to reduce the amount of sodium intake. The recommended amount of sodium on a low sodium diet is 2000 mg per day. Most food items will have the sodium in milligrams label on them. ...Read more
Don't recommend: Water fast. Your body will go into starvation mode. Your metabolic rate will drop in response. You will eat up your muscle rate ; you will put weight back on at a super fast rate. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match. ...Read more
Weight Loss: Working out would certainly help you. Start slowly by walking 15 to 20 minutes a day. Gradually increase time and speed of walking. Eventually introduce weight resistance twice a week and consult with a nutritionist to help with your eating plan. Base your diet on plant based protein. Best wishes. ...Read more
I'm fourteen and really want to try a 21 day water fast. Is it okay for a teen to do so? For spiritual (and weight) reasons
Not a good idea: Are you going to be drinking a different fluid? You need to keep yourself hydrated and keep fluids going through your kidneys so they do not shut down ...Read more
Yes: yes drinking water fills your stomach so you fill full plus it is zero calories. It is helpful to have water to help detox the body and hydrates your cells making them work better But if you drink too much it can dilute your electrolytes out and cause you harm Drink enough I great for your body but do not over due it or you will have problems ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
Does eating fruits and drinking nothing but water help you lose weight fast? And also just alittle excersize?
What is the most unhealthiest way to lose weight fast? Is it laxitives, bulemia, water pills or a combination of all three?
There is none: Successful, long lasting weight loss is difficult and cannot be done quickly, at least outside of medical care. None of the remedies you suggest will safely result in long term wieght loss. ...Read more
I'm going on a 96 hours fast only drinking Diet Coke, coffee, and water. Will I lose weight? If so, how much?
I'm overweight and i work at a fast food place, and get exercise constantly. I don't eat often and always drink water. How do I lose weight?
Diet and exercise: At work your activity is stop and go and not 30 minutes of continuous cardio activity. And if you munch at work that puts on the calories.Keep a diary of everything you put in your mouth for a week. See doctor to make sure there is not another problem going on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Calories, exercise: If you also do aerobic exercise at least 3-5 times a week, weights to build muscle, and restrict your intake of calories by about 300kcal less a day, you will lose about a pound a week which is safest. The main thing is to learn new habits by changing the old over time. Smaller portions with white smaller plates actually has been studied to help. Drink water or water-based soup or salad first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doc's ok with this. I am going on a 3 day fast to detoxy and lose weight. I am only drinking green tea and water. How can I have energy?
THIS IS DANGEROUS!!!: I specialize in detoxification and consider this hazardous. It might have been ok 50 years ago, but we are all now loaded with toxins. When you do this fast many toxins will be released & without supporting your liver with proper nutrients you may get really sick. You need more nutrients than green tea can provide. Consider using an organic greens/superfood powder for better results. See comment:. ...Read more
Unhealthy loss: Fasting is an unhealthy and unsustainable method of weight loss which is not recommended. Any weight that is lost is from water and/or muscle mass loss, and the weight will be gained back as soon as the fast is ended. Moreover fasting can lead to serious complications such as dehydration, kidney failure and other dangerous complications. See your physician to discuss healthy ways to lose weight. ...Read more
Impossible to know.: It's difficult to know what percentage of the pounds you're losing are water weight. If you're using a sweat suit, you could try collecting the sweat and other fluids you excrete after a workout and measure it that way (although it wouldn't be too fun). There are scales also that measure body fat and water percentage that you can get. Remember that losing water weight is always temporary! ...Read more
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