Quick Answer: Can You Lose Weight By Not Eating?

Skipping meals is not a good idea.

To lose weight and keep it off, you have to reduce the amount of calories you consume and increase the calories you burn through exercise.

But skipping meals altogether can result in tiredness and may mean you miss out on essential nutrients.

Check these 12 must-do weight loss steps.

How much weight can you lose per day by not eating?

You can expect to lose ~1-2 pounds per day, but consider this a nice benefit, not the primary motivation. If you’re doing it for fat loss you might do it too long or ignore signs to stop.

Will I lose weight if I stop eating for 3 days?

You will likely lose weight on any diet if you eat less than 910 calories a day. But losing 10 pounds in 3 days is both unlikely and unhealthy. To lose just 1 pound of body fat, you need to reduce your daily calories by about 500 a day for a whole week. That’s giving up 3,500 calories over the course of 7 days.

Can you lose weight by not eating and just drinking water?

You don’t eat and only drink water. Some water diets tell you to drink water for a few days, but let you add in fruits and vegetables once you’ve begun to lose weight. If you’re a healthy person, a few days of fasting probably won’t hurt you, according to Upton, but it’s a bad way to lose weight.

Can you lose weight by eating one meal a day?

Eating one meal a diet is a pretty extreme way to lose weight. The idea is by limiting your calorie consumption throughout the day, you can feast on one meal (usually defined as a one-hour window) and still lose weight.