So about two years ago I would fast for a few days here and there to lose weight and feel good about myself. I recently found out you shouldn't exercise or do strenuous work but rather relax and rest during that time.
I am thinking about fasting again but instead of 3-7 days more like 7-14 days and seeing how my body feels. The only problem is, I don't want my husband or family to think I am killing myself by becoming anorexic. Also, I have to work a 9-5 job so I wouldn't be resting always.
I'm not only wanting to do it for weight loss reasons, although I'm not going to lie; it is the main reason. But also, I like the feeling of an empty stomach without the hunger and growl of the belly. I like my stomach feeling empty and flat and content with itself. I like feeling healthy and energized and after a while you feel that way while fasting.
I am 21 years old and I'm not content with my body, my weight, my image. I want to like myself and not get mad every time a half naked/naked woman comes on television for the fear my husband finds her more attractive than me.
I want to be able to buy clothes I love and find to die for on me rather then settle for what clothes there are in the shop.
I'm not obese, but I'm not my ideal weight either. I'm 5'6 and 145 (aprox.) pounds. My goal weight would be around 130-135 pounds.
I just want to have self esteem I guess.
With that being said, what should I do?