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Try dry fasting for weight loss and know how does it work

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: Fasting is a popular way to lose weight. We’ve all heard of severe fad diets, but dry fasting takes it to the next level. Dry fasting, sometimes known as ‘absolute’ fasting, is abstaining from both food and fluids in any form. Water, which is often included in other diet regimens, is not permitted here. Many celebrities, including Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, and Hugh Jackman, have tried this diet regimen and boosted its popularity. This dietary habit is said to help with weight loss, immunity, and mental well-being.

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What’s the difference between intermittent and dry fasting?

During the fasting phase of intermittent fasting, you are allowed to drink liquid that has no calories. Water, diluted ACV, sugar-free coffee, and milk are some of the fluids that may be consumed when fasting. In dry fasting, you must refrain from eating or drinking anything throughout the fasting period. Fasting in this manner is seen to be extremely excessive and harmful. However, some doctors recommend this sort of fasting for its health benefits.

Types pf dry fasting

Intermittent fasting, alternate-day fasting, eat-stop-eat, and periodic fasting are all options for dry fasting. Dry fasting is divided into two categories: gentle dry fasting and rigorous dry fasting.

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Soft dry fast: Dieters on a soft dry fast are allowed to brush their teeth, shower, and wash their faces with water.

Hard dry fast: Dieters are not permitted to come into touch with water during this sort of fasting.

What is dry fasting and how does it work?

It is thought that when the body is deprived of water, it begins to burn fat in order to produce energy. The lack of water in the body causes it to become stressed, and it begins to use whatever available source of energy to keep the internal system running.

Dry fasting is also thought to benefit the immune system by eliminating damaged cells and allowing the body to replenish new ones.

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Fasting on a regular basis can also help to decrease inflammation, maintain good skin, and boost inner awareness.

Side effects of Dry Fasting

Fasting over an extended period of time has also been related to certain negative consequences. If you fast for an extended period of time or too frequently, you may:

Feel exhausted: If your body doesn’t have enough fuel, you may feel tired, dizzy, and weak.

Consistent hunger: Depriving yourself of both food and drink might make you feel more hungry, causing you to consume more than usual.

Irritability: You may feel irritable and experience mood swings while fasting. Furthermore, your concentration will deteriorate.

Headaches: Headaches can also be caused by limiting nutrition, particularly carbs.

Seizures, brain swelling, heat damage, and renal failure are all possible side effects of extended fasting.

Who is can and who can not do dry fasting?

Dry fasting should be avoided by anyone with a pre-existing medical condition. This type of fasting is not suggested for pregnant or nursing women.

Before using this fasting procedure, a healthy person should get advice from a professional.

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