To many people, the most appealing part of water fasting is it’s so simple.
You never have to wonder what you can or can’t eat during the fast. You don’t have to make shakes or meal replacements or take supplements. You don’t have to plan your meals.
All you have to do is stop eating and drinking anything except water, and you’ll look sexier, feel better, be healthier in a few days, the water fasting proponents say.
Sure, you’ll be hungry some of the time, but it’s not that bad.
At least that’s what everyone on the Internet tells you.
You have your doubts, though, too.
It has the stamp of “too good to be true” written all over it, and if it doesn’t deliver on these promises, you’ll have suffered for no reason.
And yet . . . what if it only helped you lose a few pounds, or have slightly clearer skin, or gave you a little more energy, wouldn’t it be worth it?
In a word, no.
Water fasting will help you lose weight, but not because there’s something unique about only drinking water for a few days. Chances are also good that you won’t be happy with how you look at the end of your self-imposed starvation experiment.
It’s also not going to “detox” your body, improve your skin complexion, or do much of anything else for you except make you really, really hungry for a few days.
In this podcast, you’re going to learn why water fasting is an unhealthy way to lose weight and what you should do instead.