>This youtuber didn't eat anything for a week and lost 12lbs (5kg)

>This youtuber didn't eat anything for a week and lost 12lbs (5kg)
So.. why is this not used as a method for quickly losing weight? 5kgs in a week is pretty huge.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cause its hard.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      also u lose too much muscle

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why would the body burn muscles before its literal energy storage? That's like burning your tools to sustain a fire instead of the firewood you used the tools to collect.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Your body needs protein. Fat doesn’t have much protein. Don’t feed your body protein it will get it from somewhere else. That somewhere else is your muscles.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Proof?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              just look up research on very low protein diets.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article-abstract/62/1/30/4651679
              i found one for you

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Minimum protein needed before your body starts eating itself for protein to maintain bodily functions is .36 grams per pound of body weight. Guy weighed 220 needs 80 grams a day.
              Ate nothing lost 11.8 pounds. 11.8 pounds of human fat at 30 grams a pound works out to getting 50 grams a day from the fat. Human meat has around 70 grams of protein a lb. To account for the protein deficit of surviving for a week with no protein intake his body would need to consume around 3 lbs of muscle. So out of the 11.8 lbs lost around 2 total where muscle.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Next time, before writing an embarrassing post like this, open wikipedia and type in "ketosis"

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wrong. I'm a fat fuck and fasting is unironically easier than dieting for me.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's because you have no self control and cannot visualize long-term changes in your life. Your attention-deficient brain requires immediate gratification and transformation so that you can imagine yourself as being healthier than you actually are.
        What you are saying is that you are unable to alter your gluttonous lifestyle, unwilling to alter your habits to become the epitome of what you could be and you are not going to make it.

        But there is still hope Anon, I truly do believe that if you use a short-term fast to regain some semblance of control over your hunger and construct a several month long plan to slowly but surely improve improve your health and image that you can make it, and you will not be fat any longer. I believe that you can find that self-discipline within you, even if you are without it currently.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Post body

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I already lost 40 lbs from fasting after many failed attempts at "dieting".

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I can't do it because my head starts hurting, even if I drink salt

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How much weight have you lost by fasting?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not him, but I personally lost 80 pounds by 24-48 hour fasting on weekends and OMAD during the week. Never developed an eating disorder because I'm not a retard.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          NTA but so far I've done 2 consecutive 7-day fasts and lost 9 kg.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. Fasting is tougher mentally than physically, assuming you're not already incredibly lean. The main reason people come here to complain about fasting being gay/stupid/dyel is that they can't deal with the mental strain it takes on you. You HAVE to find a way to keep your mind busy while you're fasting or you're ngmi.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        fastin is easy as fuck, if youre one of those people who find eating as a chore

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >So.. why is this not used as a method for quickly losing weight?
    It is.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm presuming he had full medical supervision, right? This act has been preformed hundreds of times, usually on the morbidly obese as a last-ditch effort to induce weightloss.
    The main reason people don't do it is because it's dangerous and without proper hydration and nutrient supplementation you can die.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      maybe if you're a pussy
      our ancestors went without food all the time
      fasting is normal. if you die from it you'd probably also die from covid

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    he was also sleeping upwards of 16 hours a day.
    not feasible for the majority of people.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because unless you change your habits you will not only lose muscle but also regain what you lost as fat.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Water fasting cuts weight in the short term, but it doesn't set you up for long term success. Most fasters relapse into their old eating habits and gain the weight back with interest. It's hard on your body, it ratchets up your stress, tanks your mood, and leads to a "melting candle" skinny fat look.

    Head over to the /fast/ general and you will see a lot of people who are losing and gaining the same ten pounds over and over again.

    I don't want to shit on something if it works for you, but a slow, disciplined cut on a deficit with tons of lifting, sleep and some cardio is the gold standard for a reason. It is a better key to lifelong health.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because the diet industry is based around SELLING YOU STUFF (foods, programs, etc).
    There's no money to be made in just telling people to be disciplined enough to stop stuffing calories down their gullets, and 99% of people are too weak-willed and feeble-minded to even attempt it, or last for more than 12 hours on such a regiment, so instead they PAY someone else to do all the thinking and "work" for them. Which is also a convenient excuse and reason why they fail. "My own weakness is why I can't lose weight? Nah, this jerk just sold me a crappy program that doesn't work!" and onto the next snake oil salesman offering a magic pill or solution that doesn't involve discomfort.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >why is this not used as a method for quickly losing weight?
    It literally is, zoomer retard. And everyone knows there's one huge problem with doing that... rebound.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've been working privately as a sports nutritionist with athletes and 45 year old sexually repressed moms for the past 2 years.

      simply is the answer

      Not only is it hard for fatties to adapt their sugar needs to such a protocol for them to actually last in this attempt, but there's also literally no point to it.
      Your weight, without external motivation (includes people telling you to lose weight), will sometimes, or most of the time, dictate your calorie intake. The body does not like change, simply put.

      Someone of that weight will simply jump back up, or even further beyond to catch up on the calories, as their body thought they were starving, and will quickly pack on the same fat (or even more) to protect itself.

      We were not designed for food abundance.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Minimum protein needed before your body starts eating itself for protein to maintain bodily functions is .36 grams per pound of body weight. Guy weighed 220 needs 80 grams a day.
        Ate nothing lost 11.8 pounds. 11.8 pounds of human fat at 30 grams a pound works out to getting 50 grams a day from the fat. Human meat has around 70 grams of protein a lb. To account for the protein deficit of surviving for a week with no protein intake his body would need to consume around 3 lbs of muscle. So out of the 11.8 lbs lost around 2 total where muscle.

        >fast and lose all your weight (say you are 10 kg overweight then you do it for 2 weeks)
        >follow a strict diet which is at or above maintenance (to prevent rebound)
        >you'll gain some weight back but if it stops binge eating then it wont be much
        >go to the gym and gain the muscle back while tweaking the diet
        >now you are fit in under a month
        Whats wrong with this strategy?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nothing

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            how long does the rebound period last?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Its good in theory but in practice it will be near impossible to follow a maintenance diet and stick to it after fasting a lot.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You cant build muscle in a month and if you have loose skin then good luck.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        do you fuck the moms

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just fucking eat a small dinner and drink only water. What the fuck is wrong with people. Operating on a 200-400 calorie deficit is so fucing easy.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You must have people who regularly touch you and care about you, and you aren't disciminated against in the job market and you have reasons to not be bored during the day.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And how is a big Mac and Coca cola fix this problems? Grow a pairs you gay

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          By making me feel good in the same quantity that you get to feel good in order to function.

          >grow a pairs
          Ghost all of your friends and family members, fire yourself from your job and get a worse one or go to college and remain alone. Then if you can perfectly manage your healtherino then you have a pair. Because right now you're winning the life race simply because you were given a head start

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            maybe no one wants to touch or care about you because you're fat

            fix one to fix the other

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You have a loser mentality. I haven't been on a date in 4 years, and my parents are dead. If you want to make your life better, if you want to make yourself better, guess what, you have to make decisions that do so. The man isn't forcing you to play video games, slam 4L of soda and eat at McDonald's every night. Push-ups don't cost money, not buying mountain dew and mcdonalds will actually save you money, and if you have the ability to whine on IST, you have access to the internet and literally millions of ways to educate and train yourself on any topic you could imagine, largely for free. You're bored, fat, and poor because you're a loser. Even if there was no discrimination you'd just find something else to blame.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The only mentality I have is outcome independance, buddy. I haven't been on a date in my entire life, and I don't care if my parents are alive or dead because I don't love them and I don't owe them anything. I exercise, I even run thirty minutes in the morning. Once I get back to college I'll have access to weights and a swimming pool again. I'm really not your enemy and I have nothing against you, there are just no sources of dopamine in my life because of my height and face, so I begrudgingly have a cheat day when I feel like it.

          You know what a loser is? Someone who has lost. I lost. I got over it. Are you ready to get over the fact that there are winners and losers of the genetic lottery? Or are you going to keep delusionally working towards your contrived "win"? You think you're going to "make it"? That's called a participation trophy. I'm not stopping you though.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You must be older than 18 to post on IST.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are you retarded? That’s what fasting is. Fucking newfags shitting up the board.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because most of the time people gain more back than they lost and develop actual eating disorders. If you can stop eating without this, then good for you. But its just not a reliable way to actually lose the weight permanently.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >30 days no eating
    >only 12lb
    ????? There's no way unless his base metabolism is absolutely trash.

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