Welcome to The Fast Diet › The official Fast forums › Body › General health › Can a 17 year old guy do this diet?
This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by dykask 9 months, 1 week ago.
Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
18 Aug 17
My brother is 17 and he want to do it because he weights 120 kilograms and he wants to loose weight, so can he so this diet? At what age is it recommended to do this diet?
Okay at 17 he is still growing. Also assuming he is at normal height, 120kg isn’t hopeless. Personally I don’t think he should really fast yet.
Here is what I think he should do.
1) Cut all refined added sugar out of his diet. That pretty much eliminates all processed food. Replace sugary foods with whole fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds. I think diary is fine as long as it isn’t ice cream, desert or a milk shake. He will have to study a bit here, sugar is a very sneaky additive.
2) Eat slowly and stop when he starts feeling full. I can’t stress how much his has helped me not to overeat. I learned from my youngest daughter who has always tended to be under-weight.
3) If he wants to fast, focus on no snacks after supper until after breakfast. Give himself around 12 hours break from eating everyday.
4) Push up his activity. Strength training is great for that age!
His body will probably work with him. If he still needs to lose a lot in a few years at least he should be fully grown then.
Fasting has profound impacts on the body and it shouldn’t be taken lightly. I have a 16 year old, I wouldn’t allow him to fast until he is full grown. It might be okay for some reason rather than weight loss, but for just burning fat, teenage bodies are built for that! He just needs to start eating healthy and being active.
You must be logged in to reply.
Username or Email:
Track your weight and measurements, BMI and TDEE with our new tracker.
The Fast books are available throughout the world and in many different languages. Buy a copy today.
Michael looks at the Horizon special, "What's the Right Diet for You" and tells us which diet they say is best for him.
Results from our tracker show that the average weight lost over the first three months on The Fast Diet is 5-6 kgs (11 to 13 lbs).
Michael Mosley posts a handy graphic to help avoid hidden sugars in food.
• All featured posts •
in Welcome to The Fast Diet and Exercise forums • updated 5 seconds ago by Cinque
in Weight loss • updated 50 seconds ago by andersonkevin19
in Weight maintenance • updated 1 minute ago by Carolannfud
• All recent topics •
During courtship, “the female fruit fly is listening to love songs from the male and taking in the color of his eye… https://t.co/zGFWwNie4g
Reply | Retweet | Favorite
posted at 5:33 PM on 23 May 2018
My agent is Sophie Laurimore of Factual Management https://t.co/E62oI0bgxg
posted at 3:39 PM on 23 May 2018
Delighted! And it gets easier https://t.co/3rpOogHsqB
posted at 3:37 PM on 23 May 2018
Copyright © 2018 Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer
Technical questions or problems with the site? Please email our technical contact.