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Fasting Weight Loss Rates

The main benefit offered by a fast, to those who wish to lose weight is the speed of the weight loss. To see a person drop 30-to-40 pounds in a 30-day juice fast is to see a person totally transform his life. Self-esteem is given a boost and for the first time in their life, discipline becomes a lifestyle. The fast becomes a catalyst for a total life overhaul. People lose more that weight they can lose 100 lbs of emotional baggage and distorted toxic thinking.  People start dressing better, showing more confidence, becoming more organized, more dedicated in relationships and more at peace. Old passions and dreams are rekindled.  Completing a 30 day juice fast can awaken a new life and a new you.

Dry Fasting Weight Loss Rates

Fasting weight loss rates are highest with dry fasting. Using an enema then dry fasting for 2 days can drop, 8 lbs. from the colon, 5 lbs. in water and 2 lbs. in body fat. The detoxification is powerful and you can feel health surging through your body as soon as you go back to juicing but the weight loss is really only 2 lbs.

Fasting Weight Loss Rates Using an Enema

The rate of weight loss is always more when using an enema. Anything in the colon such as the pulp from juice will be used for calories. When the colon is empty there is also a reduction in bulk that flattens the stomach. This weight loss from have an empty colon is not permanent.

Fasting Weight Loss Rates Vary According to Metabolism

The slower your metabolism is, the slower the weight loss. I have seen a person lose over 100 lbs. on a 44 day juice fast and another person lose as little as 4 lbs on a 10 day water fast, and they were walking 5 miles a day without any fatigue.

Weight Loss Rates Reduce as the Fast Continues

Initially, weight loss can be as high as three-to-four pounds per day, but as the fast continues, the average loss can be one pound or even as low as 1/2 lb per-day. If you are juice fasting and not losing weight, the juice is supplying all the calories you need. You may have to cut down on the juices or alternate between water fasting and juice fasting to increase weight loss.

Body Fat vs. Nutritional Fat

A gram of fat contains 9 calories. At 454 grams in a pound, and 9 x 454 = 4086 calories per pound   Body body fat, or adipose tissue, contains not only fat, but also other substances including protein, connective tissue, and water.

Looking at it another way, 3,500 / 454 = 7.7 calories. Thus a gram of body fat contains only 7.7 calories versus the 9 calories found in pure fat. It’s easy to see that there should be a difference when you consider that body fat contains water, which has no calories.

Because of the differences in the two types of fat, it is appropriate to use the 3500 calories per pound figure when discussing fat “burned” by activity, and the 9 calories per gram figure when discussing the nutritional content of food.

Unit of Weight Approximate Calories Approximate Kilojoules
Pound 3,500 14,644
Kilogram 7,716 32,284

A pound of body fat equates to approximately 3500 calories. So if you have a calorie deficit of 500 calories (meaning that you burn 500 calories more than you eat each day) you would lose approximately one pound per week:

500 x 7 = 3,500

It’s easy to see that a calorie deficit of 1000 calories would mean that you’d lose approximately two pounds per week. And that’s a good number to remember, because two pounds a week is commonly accepted as the maximum rate of weight loss that is healthy during dieting but juice fasting can safely exceed that rate of weightloss.

Permanent Weight Loss

I encourage everyone to develop life long healthy disciplines such as exercise, periodic juice and water fasting, and a diet high in raw fruits and veggies. With a discipline thought life this possible and the weight loss is permanent. Anything less than that is a band aid. You will do better if you focus on the destination rather than the scale.
When you are new to fasting there is a tremendous excitement and enthusiasm that boosts disciple but it will not last forever.

When that enthusiasm ends, you will naturally regress to your regular patterns of living and if they are unhealthy you lose all the benefits gained by fasting.
Try to stay focused on the healthy things you are doing to improve your life rather than being consumed with the number of pounds lost each day. Water retention can vary your weight five pounds so watching the scale can be frustrating. The best motivation to fast is for physical and spiritual health. Be patient; the fasting process is slow. Be thankful the toxins are leaving your body. Do not have unrealistic expectations. Give your body the time it needs to do the work of cleansing.

Weight Loss Support Books

If you have wrestled with weight gain and feel frustrated, Fasting to Freedom is tool for you to achieve permanent weight loss. You will never regret buying this book. Most people read it over and over again to support them with their fast. If you buy Eating in Freedom you will be able to increase your discipline through some simple techniques that work. Extreme Health Recipes and The Perfect Diet will help you develop a life-long diet that will support your weight loss.

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621 Responses to Fasting Weight Loss Rates

  1. annayuen says:

    Hi Jewel
    Regarding juice fasting, apart from fresh juices, I have one more rule – I rotate colors to ensure various nutrients and vitamins intake. My website has more details about this. Regarding exercise, five day a week doing stretches at the gym could be boring. How about replacing two days by some other aerobic exercises such as swimming?

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  3. Kiemoy says:

    Hey everyone. This site is so encouraging. I have wanted to start fasting for so long. I tried several times this week but after 12-18hrs I end up giving in and I eat more than I normally do :( So i decided to do some research on fasting and I came across this. My fast begins now (well dinner was at 6pm) so now as a good as anytime to start. For me this is for weight loss, discipline and self empowerment. I started I started oral contraceptive in sept last yr and I realized within 9mths I went from 142lbs to 190lbs today. So in the past 2months (stopped oc) I’ve tried so many fads that don’t seem to work for me. Not to mention I am always sleepy/ tired which makes me more emotional stresssed leading to more eating and sleeping! hope this changes that.

  4. jvonhaugg says:

    I first lost weight when I was 18 with unintentional fasting. I would not eat breakfast, soup for lunch water or soda at work and then when I got home I wasn’t hungry. I ate normal meals when my family sat down and eat. I ate if I went out on a date. But for daily routine eating I didn’t eat when I wasn’t hungry. In 4 months I lost about 20lbs. My brother and parents were nervous cause I got so slim.155 to 134. I have an athletic body build or more muscular build for a girl.
    I’m now 28 with 2 children and 150. While pregnant I ate for 2 and didn’t regret it until the last weeks before delivery when the docs were watching my weight…and I was over 200lbs. For my 5’6″ frame it was overweight. I lost about 50lbs between babies with eating smaller meals. My husband was also deployed so I didn’t have many to cook for, my daughter only being less than a year. After my second child was weened, I was starting to really look at myself in wonder if I would ever loose the weight. I had maintained a 180lbs for a year with no more weight lose. Because of my Christian heritage I thought of fasting. So in 2009 I started my first fast. I didn’t tell anyone but my husband. He joined me 2 days later. We told our pastor and a few others. That taught us to not tell anyone because of the negative or highly cautious responses. We aimed for a 30 day fast. We broke it at 21 days because were were going on vacation with our 2 kids and would need the energy. We learned so much from the fast.
    Since then I’ve joined up with the Air Force Reserves. I was active duty before my first child. In the reserves there is a fitness requirement. So I have to stay in shape. I went on various fast to get my weight down for bettering my scores and overall health. My biggest weight drop was the first fast in 2009 of 19 lbs. Since then I’d lose 10lbs or so to my current weight of 150lbs.
    I have maintained a healthy life style to keep my weight off. My body looks good at 150lbs! I like it at that, but a bit of me would love to show my husband what I was in high school. He met me after I gained alot of muscle mass from Basic Training of the Air Force. He doesn’t know what his sweet Mother of 2 can look like. HOT!
    Thanks for letting me share my journey!

  5. brentmitchell says:

    I’m on Day 17 of a 30 day fast and am chugging right along. I have made a few modifications that have help me not go crazy with hunger. I added a banana smoothie with whey protein in the morning and night….not what the experts say to do, but I’m losing at a consistent rate and have been able to workout more as well.

    Adding a smoothie might be a good addition if you feel you can’t make it…

  6. Estella Denjean says:

    What is the average amount per day a person loses on a water fast?