There’s lots of excitement about various forms of fasting, especially combined with a Keto diet. But fasting and other forms of low-cal dieting are known to have been counter-productive in the past. For example, they are known to turn down the thyroid’s calorie burning functions and deplete the brain of nutrients needed to regulate appetite and mood. Largely as a result, the unprecedented epidemic eating disorders was triggered in the 1970s and 80s.

How to decide?

Take the Craving Cure Questionnaire before and during your fast. If your scores go up, stop fasting, take the indicated amino acids, and rescore the questionnaire till the scores go down close to zeros. At that point, you should have lost your junk food cravings, started to eat well, and started to feel and look better.

Then ask the question again: Should I fast?