From anne, Age 16 - 11/30/03 - IP#: 216.66.108.xxx Click here to reply
this site has been making me sick a little lately. i used to come here for support and great advice but lately i've been seeing a lot of people suggesting starvation and trying it themselves.i don't understand why they don't understand that it's so incredibly bad for them and that our bodies were made to get their energy off food. and for some reason they think they'll be losing fat when your body will cl;ing to the fat and feed off muscle and the weight they'll lose will be things that they need. i don't understand why other people aren't against it and aren't telling them it's unhealthy- this is supposed to be a healthy weight loss board. there are so many other ways to lose weight without hurting your body and acctually making yourself better. why can't they see that?
Reply from anne, Age 16 - 12/01/03 - IP#: 216.66.108.xxx everyone's welcome here- it's just that we have to keep healthy. not eating anything and having your body stop its regular motives such as going number two so that it can survive and then forcing your body to do that by taking laxatives is really bad for you- your body is telling you to stop by not acting like it's supposed to. i think fasting is fine for supervised religious reasons but not stopping eating until christmas like cherry was saying she was going to do. losing 30 pounds in less then a month is definaetly not healthy and it's not mentally healthy to set such goals for yourself and use starving yourself as means of obtaining them...
Reply from Meg, Age 18 - 11/30/03 - IP#: 24.31.201.xxx Amen Sista! LOL I agree totally and completely!
Reply from clifford, Age 15 - 11/30/03 - IP#: 63.229.200.xxx you must see everything cherry posts because she is just trying to get all this attention and she probably isnt even overweight she just wants attention so she is saying stuff that will get attention and she nos it.
Reply from deedee, Age 15 - 11/30/03 - IP#: 141.153.240.xxx Very interesting convo. I dont think that fasting is bad. I mean I fast only because I want to get my body used to not eating so much, like I did before. And you dont nesserially become Anorexic by fasting. I fast, and I am definetly not anorexic. And you guys shouldn't tell Cherry to leave this site and look for another one because she's also helped me a lot here too. So be nice people!
Reply from anne, Age 16 - 11/30/03 - IP#: 216.66.108.xxx and i read every post and i try to help people but i get frustrated when people throw away common sense and don't listen to the facts and yes- i read a lot but even books lie just like the ethernet- it's just another form of info. and entertainment the tv lies to- you need to stop putting faith in just a couple of sources and listen to your human instincts when your stomach growls.
Reply from anne, Age 16 - 11/30/03 - IP#: 216.66.108.xxx thanks guys- and cherry- i love this board what i don't like is people encouraging other people onto dangerous trails...
Reply from dave, Age 12 - 11/30/03 - IP#: 24.129.117.xxx Anne, thanx for finally adressing this problem. I completely agree. However, it can be okay to fast for a day or too (sometimes for religious purposes). Although from what i've heard from people on this board talking about fasting, they are probably going to be anorexic. And to Cherry: Anorexia is when you stop eating for a long time. Simple as that. You DON"T have to be depressed to become anorexic, and it isn't the type of disease that you're born with. So, Cherry, if you want to fast, go find some other message board. We're about losing weight healthily, and we'll stay that way!
Reply from CLIFFORD, Age 15 - 11/30/03 - IP#: 63.229.200.xxx YOU CAN FAST AND BECOME ANORXIC BECAUSE YOU BODY WILL TELL UR MIND IT DOESNT NEED FOOD AND WHEN U EAT ULL FEEL BAD AND THAT CAN CUZ U TO THROW UP AND IT CAUSES BULIMA AND ANORIXIC I NO I HAD A FRIEND WHO WAS BULIMIC AND SHE STARTED WITH FASTING AND I HAD A FRIEND WHO BECAME ANORXIC AND STARTED WITH FASTING SO DONT SAY I DONT NO U OBVIOUSLY DONT NO
Reply from chellie, Age 14 - 11/30/03 - IP#: 66.167.234.xxx I also agree, the board still has support though, but the fasting won't help anyone, besides when they stop they gain it back. Plus i'm worried that the people that try starvation methods to lose weight will become anorexic(i think thats how u spell that)A healthy diet does not include starvation, and u can still lose the weight!
Reply from Melissa, Age 14 - 11/30/03 - IP#: 24.107.4.xxx I completely agree. When you fast-your body kicks intostarvation mode and decides it needs to save the fat you have stored so it feeds on your muscle to make up for the missing nutrients. Its so unsafe and scary.
Reply from clifford, Age 15 - 11/30/03 - IP#: 63.229.200.xxx Anne I see your point and I agree totally with you when I started to come here back in july I was getting all this great advice and now its like everywhere you turn people are wanting to fast on this board and I want everyone to know how unsafe it is. My mom says if you fast your making your body get its energy from your muscles and other things you need instead of fat and it leaves the fat there. Also my mom said if you fast you will make it so in school or anywhere you wont be able to think as well because you arent getting the proper nutrients. So all im saying is dont fast