"The appeal is that [fasting] is quick, but it is quick fluid loss, not substantial weight loss," says Madelyn Fernstrom, PhD, CNS, founder and director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Weight Loss Management Center.
03 /4 Word of caution.
Why Fasting is a Good Way to Detox.
Although it is a well-known term in dieting culture, true starvation mode only occurs after several consecutive days or even weeks without food.
" There are hundreds of studies showing that when animals are fed fewer calories they live longer," says Fuhrman.
Make that coffee or tea Bulletproof— The brain-healthy fats in Bulletproof’s Brain Octane Oil carries calories, so it’s not “strict fasting.” However, by feeding your body healthy fats, your body can start to prefer fat as its fuel source, leading to steady energy, rather than feeling energy spikes associated with carbs + sugar intake .
After all, Beyonce did it. She said she lost 20 pounds by fasting (and using a concoction of syrup, lemon juice, water and cayenne pepper) for her role in Dreamgirls .