There are many methods available, but I am not a scientist. I have been known to tell people the following method.
The two primary forms of weight gain, exercise and dieting, require a period of fasting. A fast will not kill you, nor will starving yourself while hungry. The only thing that will kill you is if you stop fasting.
The purpose of fasting is to maintain a deficit for a period of time. The body needs food to fuel the activity at the moment. This type of dieting works best if the goal is to lose weight. This means not just skipping meals on occasion, but no more than once per week. If your diet is going bad and you are trying to lose weight, a fast is the best option available.
If you lose this much weight fast, your body can begin to rebuild itself to a higher level. This process is called starvation. This type of fat loss occurs when muscle breakdown begins. This results in an increased use of fat storage as opposed to fat burning. This can lead to more fat than needed in the body.
For fasts and other caloric losses, the recommended times to fast, are the exact times of day you are going to consume food and calories should be cut so as to prevent wasting of food products during this phase of calorie restriction.
Some foods do not fit into this category; however, most low-calorie items are low in calories, so they can still be eaten slowly. You may not want a salad to be consumed on an empty stomach, however, so try to eat it in moderation, at least 3-5 hours before bedtime.
Other foods may qualify as “calories from food”. For example, cheese and some fruit are not low in calories due to low caloric value.
The amount of food you eat per day may also be adjusted on the fasting day to make your body burn calories evenly. For example, instead of eating a serving of hamburger a day, eat one serving about 1/3 of a day. Then add more when you feel hungry. This makes eating a little easier on the fast day.
When the fast day is completed, the calories gained will not be as dramatic, but you will feel like shit to the point where it’s hard to eat during the fast. It may take at least three or four weeks before you want to eat again, but keep an eye out for signs of recovery. Some people experience severe fatigue, while other people may be