Starvation: A good thing when concerning the Obese. - page 2

After doing some research, I have yet to see a reason why an obese person would not want to just fast their way down to a healthy body fat percentage. If anyone can raise some legitimate points for... Read More

  1. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Tweety
    Could be. As a mod, that was a thought. However, the poster's history is quite benign and even supportive, so let's give them the benefit of the doubt. OK?

    Maybe the OP just needs some enlightenment and really wants to know. (Rose colored glasses firmly on.)

    We as responders are responsible for whether we get a rise or not. Don't give anyone the power.
    Ok - you are right . . sorry to the op . . .

    steph
  2. by   Elisheva
    As far as I am concerned, any nurse worth her salt should know WHY fasting isn't healthy for an obese person. I'm assuming a nutrition class was required for your degree.

    In my opinion, this thread is purely provocative and serves no serious purpose.
  3. by   Elisheva
    Tweety, just read your post. Looking for my rose colored glasses and a THIRD cup of coffee.
  4. by   mercyteapot
    I would think that in the earliest stages of research you'd have read that starvation is counterproductive. The body is programmed to conserve stores of body fat to guard against starving to death. I don't know what literature you ''researched'', but if I were you, it'd be back to the library for me!
  5. by   bethem
    Quote from Elisheva
    As far as I am concerned, any nurse worth her salt should know WHY fasting isn't healthy for an obese person. I'm assuming a nutrition class was required for your degree.

    In my opinion, this thread is purely provocative and serves no serious purpose.
    According to a previous post, the OP is still doing her/his pre-reqs. Perhaps some leniency should be given? Nah, I agree with you, Elisheva.
  6. by   twinmommy+2
    Quote from Indy
    I doubt the OP has done any research. Sounds like a "do my homework for me" type thing, to me. Either that or just a normal troll post.
    I'm thinking troll post myself
  7. by   jmgrn65
    xt1 i am curious to know how much you weigh and if you were ever overwieght because if you were you would not have ever said anything like that you would know.

    what is a troll post? or trolling?
  8. by   RebeccaJeanRN
    Interesting that OP wanted US to provide documentation/support either way, but hasn't been interested enough to respond back to any question regarding HIS research & supporting documentation...stlll looks suspiciously like a 'do my homework for me' thing...
  9. by   mercyteapot
    I think the wording of the question is especially telling... s/he says ''I have yet to see a reason why an obese person would not want to just fast their way down to a healthy body fat percentage''. That sounds judgmental to me... like they could do it if only they wanted to. If they wanted to fast, or if fasting was as simple a matter as this poster seems to be implying, why would they be obese in the first place, pray tell? Obesity and starvation is hardly an obscure topic.... I googled it and got 679,000 results.
  10. by   majken
    I'd better die for obessity that as starved person but of course I like healthy lifestyle..
  11. by   mamason
    Quote from Indy
    I doubt the OP has done any research. Sounds like a "do my homework for me" type thing, to me. Either that or just a normal troll post.
    OK... I'm fairly new to allnurses.com. Just wondering what exactly is a "troll post?"
    THANKS
  12. by   bcskittlez
    I simply believe that she was asking for help with research for work or school. We help alot of people here with such things, so no biggie. Isn't moderate fasting basically what patients who have had gastric bypass are doing? You are eating at an anorexic rate for life. Isn't dieting moderate fasting? Some people fast for religious reasons and for cleansing. Doesn't kill you off anymore than eating a bucket of fried chicken. That seems to slow your metabolism down even worse. That being said, I would rather slow my metabolism down with a good bowl of ice cream. The psychological problems behind fasting would make it near impossible for some people to go that route for weight loss. For instance.. me.. I think I would rather be shot.

    Another point, anorexics that fast don't seem to have a problem losing weight. Doesn't seem to slow their metabolism down at all. There is just not enough paid research to find out whether it will slow your metabolism down or not.

    Yet another point, some people will fast and not even lose weight. They would probably die first due to medical illness. Which brings me to another point. Some obese people are obese because of an underactive thryoid and other diseases that I don't feel like looking up right now.
  13. by   TazziRN
    Quote from stevielynn
    P.S. This thread may be just to get a rise out of us . . . . :wink2:


    steph

    Oh, it's working...............

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