June 2, 2020


My thoughts on extreme fasting (e.g. water fasting) for weight loss:

If your goal is only to lose weight as fast as possible, maybe it makes sense. But most people want to:

  • build muscle
  • minimize loose skin
  • not gain the weight back
  • put nutrients in their body
  • shift to better eating habits for the long term
  • not sacrifice too much of their social life
  • be able to continue with their responsibilities like work without being distracted or moody
  • not sacrifice their mental health

In which case, it’s likely that a slower, more sustainable approach (e.g. eating 500 fewer calories per day than you’re burning) is more appropriate.