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  1. #1 Have you tried fasting? 
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    For anybody that thinks sugar isn't as bad of thing as it is. Try not eating sugar for a few days. See the difference it causes within you. It is a scientific fact that a high sugar diet causes cognitive decline. I learned it in my Psych 101 class in college.

    Sugar is bad because it is an excess of fuel at a quick burst. The difference between carbs and sugar is that sugar practically goes directly to the blood stream while carbs are like slow release energy. Sugar causes a spike in blood sugar levels that causes the body to become enflamed and the brain clogged. I recommend anybody experiencing problems with their body try a 3 day water fast. A healthy human being can go without eating for up to about 70+-20 days. So just try consuming only water for 3 days straight. I personally noticed that by day 2 I wake up more refreshed and less tired. When I fast I just take a gulp of water every-time I think I experience hunger in my stomach. I say it like that because true hunger is of the mind and body. Not just your stomach being ready to digest again. The American diet is poison to your body. Eating large meals multiple times a day is poison to your body. If you don't believe me just fast for 3 days. It should be enough for you to feel the difference and clarity of being free of having to digest.

    When you start eating again. Eat only pure fruits and vegetables and high quality meat.


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    Telling people to fast for three days is not a clever idea. This can cause serious problems, not only for people with Hypoglycaemia but also for anyone who is not completely fit and healthy. Maybe just suggest that people avoid sugar and stick to carbohydrates. Simply not drinking a soft drink will have a huge impact on mood and tiredness.

    http://www.healthbolt.net/2006/12/08...oke-right-now/

    Fasting is not the optimum state for a human being, as a healthy human will need a large amount of food to provide energy for exercise and thinking.

    Your advice can at best cause severe migraines, and at worst cause, well, something quite bad, I imagine.

    However your principal point is very valid.


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    Yes I can agree, but I could almost guarantee that even a hypoglycemic will heal his condition after fasting. Sometimes I think I have the disorder.

    When I don't have a sugary snack I get jittery and what not because I have not fasted for more than 3 days before I am succumbed by my addiction to food. I know that I am addicted because I often eat when I know that I am not actually hungry.
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    Well unfortunately you can't go Cold Turkey on a food addiction. It tends to result in death. The answer for your addiction is to eat three times a day, healthily (i.e. the correct balance of carbohydrates, protein, fat and vitamins/minerals for your age, weight and sex), and to eat no snacks. So this for a month an you'll likely have killed your food addiction. Fasting is not the right answer as it encourages you to eat large amounts when you break it. This results in an unbalanced eating pattern and will only worsen your problem.

    The best solution, in fact, is to see a doctor and a nutritionist and let them help you to make the right choices regarding your diet.
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    The difference between carbs and sugar doesn't exist, since sugars are carbohydrates
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    Yes, good point. Sorry, I can't have been thinking straight there. I suppose what I meant was stick to carbohydrates which aren't sugars.
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    It's probably just best to avoid high carbs, like the many processed foods and drinks that utilize high fructose corn syrup as sweetner.

    Consuming sugar is unavoidable, since it is found in fruits and vegetables, and a certain amount of carbs are required in a healthy diet. Eating reasonable portions is important, but living an active lifestyle is much more important.
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    And would you agree that it is not possible to lead an active lifestyle while fasting?
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    I wouldn't recommend it, your electrolytes could become depleted. Fasting in general is just a bad idea.
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    I agree with you entirely :-D
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    A little bit off topic, but partly related though is the concept of caloric restriction. It has been shown consistently in mice that restricting calories extends the lifespan of mice. Some people have already begun to live on low calorie diets for this purpose. I wouldn't recommend trying this out though unless you do careful research to make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need, since it requires a vegan diet pretty much.

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/...-lifespan.html
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    Actually, Americans eat way too much food as it is. Masturbation along with any other addiction is an illogical action. Doing things just for the pleasure rather than having some greater purpose to the action is illogical, especially if it isn't healthy. Illogical acts such as addictive behavior has a negative effect on willpower. Masturbation seems to increase my appetites.

    Fasting can help break the illogical path of addictions. The best brains are ones that are efficient. Someone who constantly has to have high blood sugar levels in their blood are sacrificing mental clarity among other things just for the taste? We are about 60 to 70 percent water, so why don't we consume respectively. If you are eating more than you drink water, you are probably addicted to food.

    **Water, air, fire, and earth are the essential elements of life**
    water=water, drink plenty of good water(not tap)
    air=air, remember to breathe
    fire=sun, Vitamin D is created in our bodies during sun exposure
    earth=food

    notice that most americans probably get more of earth than anything else. americans are in shallow water and polluted air in the night.
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    Can I fast just on green tea??
    Cos I drink like 2-3 litres of green tea/day.. one can say I'm addicted to it but
    actually I dun mind not having it.. but if I haz it, why not drink it anyways?

    Anyhow, will it be a good idea on having a few day fast on just green tea? or water
    fasting is better?
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    I could not tell you about green tea fasting, but isn't there caffeine in there? I guess you won't go through the 1st-2nd day tired phase.
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    I don't recommend tap water or pure water. Pure water has a mineral depleting effect on the body. Drink natural spring water, or smart waterŪ-has +electrolytes listed in the ingredients.
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    That's a bit picky, don't ya think?
    Wuts wrong with tap water??
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    One example about why tap water is bad is that fluoride is in the water. You did not express that you wanted it in there but it is, anyway. I'm sure you have heard they put it in there because it is good for your teeth. Even if that were true, which it isn't, should it be in our municipal water supplies. The government already admitted it causes teeth mottling in excess("teeth are the windows to our bones"-unknown). How do they expect you to control the dosing? Cereal among a long list of foods is processed with municipal water. How much are you supposed to drink of it? At least 8 glasses they say.

    Fluoride has also been linked to brain damage and cancer to name a couple. Fluoride has been used in Nazi and U.S.S.R. communist prison camps. It was allegedly used to cause a loss of motivation and drive for the prisoner.

    Fluoride is the active ingredient in toothpaste. If you read the bottle it says that you should call a poison control center if swallowed.
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