I don't care about whether or not it works. Let's just say there's an overweight girl. Not obese, but she does has stomach rolls. If she were to stop eating for 1 week, what would that do? Does it make people feel sluggish and tired, and difficult to function? Or does starvation actually quicken your alert senses, causing your brain to function better than normal?
Let's say the girl already feels tired when she does eat normally. She sleeps well and eats, but she feels drained no matter what. Would starving help her in that sense? On top of it, she'd be drinking lots of water and at least two cups of green tea a day.
And yes... The physical aspect of it... Is it physically safe to not eat for a week?
Most Helpful Guy
As long as you make sure to drink enough and keep yourself well hydrated, it's completely safe. It's not true that you'll land in the ER as some people here claim. There have been people who survived for months without food, as long as they had enough water.
HOWEVER, it's still not a good idea. Starving yourself will indeed make you feel sluggish and tired. It will also make you impatient, very cranky, unmotivated and it will slow down your mental functions, which makes driving or riding a bike dangerous and is also not a good idea if you have to take an exam at school.
Fasting for one week will lose you roughly 3 kilos (5-6 pounds). But don't rejoice yet. Ever heard of the yoyo-effect? Dieting only works if you lose your weight SLOWLY and you do it by eating regularly and healthily and working out a lot on the side (if you don't eat, you won't have the energy to work out). If you just starve yourself, the weight will come back in no time. In fact, you'll most likely gain even more weight than you previously lost.
Also, feeling sluggish after eating can have a variety of causes. One thing you should look into is HOW and WHAT you eat. If you eat too many carbs per day or you eat mostly white bread or white rice, that'll make you feel tired and sluggish. That is why you should cut down on carbs and you should try to eat a lot of whole grain products. They give you more energy and they usually also taste better. There's nothing better than a dark, hearty German bread :-).1
Most Helpful Girl
If you're relaxed and hydrated and ease into it. I eat less and and Less for a week before hand so you're not in shock, and eat foods high in potassium to keep your electrolytes in check, and take it easy nothing too strenuous, then it's called fasting. But if you just suddenly stop eating no orientation lots of stress and try to do your regular activities then it can be unhealthy. Human beings are designed to go months without food boy doesn't mean all Odis can handle it. Some people have blood sugar problems. You should see a dr before doing any fasting. Make sure you don't have underlying condition. It's best to have about 400 calories in fruit during a fast. It'll give you glucose for your brain and potassium from the fruit. Fasting brings clarity if done in healthy conditions. Brings havoc if done half hazRdly. But it's Nita good solution for long term wait loss bc you lose weight too quickly and muscle too. One week is not a big deal but doing it for longer will stall weight loss bc you'll slow everything down.0