I agree with others that with a total fast, like a water fast, you can just put food out of your mind altogether which is the big plus. Since on any low-calorie diet, it's like feeding yourself a little bit of the drug you're craving so much. So, a shake diet, even one that puts me in a severe calorie deficit, just seems to keep me hungry all day long - even worse that a total fast (at least at first). I do really well on water fasts up until about day 6, when hunger seems to take over my brain and tell me that this is stupid, why are you doing this, do you realize how long you'd have to keep this up, etc? It's like a switch that's flipped and my willpower seems to vanish like snow on a hot day. So part of me wonders about something like the shake diet (any protein shake will do, really), where I won't hit that day 6 wall and will be able to push through it. But I worry that having a shake will be like pouring gasoline on a fire. The big plus with water fasts is that you lose weight so fast, of course. Has anyone else done these two ways to lose weight in order to compare them?
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Fasting vs. a low-calorie shake plan?