Fasting/Mini-Fast Success Stories

Fasting Yields Rapid Results

During my five-day fast, I lost 21 pounds. Most of it, of course, was excess salt and fluids. However, it had a huge effect on my health, appearance, and sense of well-being. My blood pressure dramatically declined. My blood sugar, which had been in the high-normal range, was lower; my cholesterol and triglycerides improved; and my energy returned. On a treadmill exercise stress test I took afterward, I performed as well as a healthy 30-year-old.

— Julian Whitaker, MD*

 I Have No Doubt I Will Reach My Weight Loss Goal

I started on the mini-fast with exercise that you recommended (only a cup of coffee instead of breakfast and no food until lunch). When I began, my weight was 265. Now, less than three months later, my weight is 248—a drop of 17 pounds—and I am keeping it off without a struggle, just with a commitment to follow this simple regimen. My appetite is reduced, I rarely even want anything before lunch, and I eat less for lunch and dinner as well. I have no doubt I will reach my weight loss goal within several months. Thank you for showing me the way to manage my metabolic syndrome.

— H.N., Atlanta, GA*

Terrific Results!

I’ve tried your ‘mini-fast’ program for almost seven months now with terrific results! I’ve reduced my weight from 210 to 196, mostly around the middle, and agree that it has been easily implemented, simple, logical, and inexpensive. I have always had a regular physical routine and eaten a well-balanced diet so the only difference was eliminating breakfast.

— Harry W.*

Clinical Results of the Mini-Fast With Exercise Program

Brian lost 31 pounds in eight weeks and is still going strong 16 weeks later. T.W. went from a size 16 to a size 12 in three months. Her clothes no longer fit, but she’s reluctant to buy new ones because she has no doubt she will lose more as she continues with the program. Jack, who was 80 pounds over his “fighting weight,” lost 29 pounds and nearly five inches off his waist. His wife shed 10 pounds, and her blood pressure fell into the normal range. Susan said goodbye to nine of the final 10 pounds she hadn’t been able to shake and reports she’s finally gotten rid of her “belly.” And J.G. not only lost significant weight, but his hemoglobin A1C, a marker of blood sugar control, declined.

— from Health & Healing by Julian Whitaker, MD

 *Individual Results May Vary 

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