Take the 2-minute tour ×
Physical Fitness Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for physical fitness professionals, athletes, trainers, and those providing health-related needs. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I've always wanted to try a fast for 1 - 2 days (but with water!) for religious purposes, but I'm always scared it may result in a slowed metabolism or some sort of health problem.

Will a 2 day fast impact the metabolism of an otherwise healthy person? When I start eating will I begin gaining weight rapidly? What else should I be concerned about? I'm having difficulty finding a definitive answer on the net.

share|improve this question

closed as off topic by JohnP, xiaohouzi79, Matt Chan Sep 20 '12 at 5:31

Questions on Physical Fitness Stack Exchange are expected to relate to physical fitness within the scope defined by the community. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. Read more about reopening questions here.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

    
Questions relating to general nutrition are off-topic as stated in the faq. –  Matt Chan Sep 20 '12 at 5:32
    
    
@Chris Nice thought, but I think it will just be a debatefest. –  JohnP Sep 20 '12 at 14:59

1 Answer 1

It won't if you're healthy, but it would be up to a doctor to determine if you are.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.