yes very bad, see my reply to your other post. When faced with lack of food beyond an occasional (once every couple of months) day of fasting/ super low calorie( under 1200 cal a day) the body slows it self down to use less calories and live longer. Another interesting thing happens after about 3 or 4 days of fasting or semi-fasting you feel GREAT, a burst energy and euphoric, this is the bodies effort to get you to be able to leave where you are and go find food, or hunt something down and kill it. This is not a good thing even though it may feel good, since its about the same time the body is starting to use muscle, in some cases heart muscle too.
Several studies have shown we absorb less calories if 6 meals are consumed instead of three....if there is a steady supply of food coming in it rells the body there is plenty of food around and encourages a raise in metabolism
Everyone that I know that has fasted AND some have used the protein drinks, have had bad things happen afterwards. My aunt used the protein drinks while she fasted, and after she stopped, she had the hardest time losing weight. Before, she could run 1/2 a mile and lose 10 lbs, but it took her forever just to lose one. In my experiences with other people, fasting hasn't been a very good solution to anything. But that's just me.
Protein drinks and the candy bars are not fasting. I don't know why people are referring to the protein diet drinks as fasting. Fasting is not primarily used as a diet to lose weight anyway. Anyone interest in fasting, please do a lot of research before you make a decision. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">