I want to water fast for a week and take a fat burner pill to get my weight loss journey going. Will anything bad happen to me??
I assume you mean, just drink water and fast while taking fat burner pills. Fasting doesn't kick start a weight loss program. Your body is designed to thrive on what we found foraging and migrating place to place. When it realizes, it needs to store fat for what seems like a body fuel rationing period-it does. When you burn the fat as your body needs fuel, your dipping into ketosis. Ketosis is a normal metabolic process, something your body does to keep working. When it doesn't have enough carbohydrates from food for your cells to burn for energy, it burns fat instead. As part of this process, it makes ketones. If you're healthy and eating a balanced diet, your body controls how much fat it burns, and you don't normally make or use ketones. But when you cut way back on your calories or carbs, your body will switch to ketosis for energy. It can also happen after exercising for a long time and during pregnancy. For people with uncontrolled diabetes, ketosis is a sign of not using enough insulin. Ketosis can become dangerous when ketones build up. High levels lead to dehydration and change the chemical balance of your blood. So, the answer is-no. Your not getting ahead of the game and endangering your health in more ways then just this. There are no mystery miracle ways or short cuts. Small portions of healthy food, and burn, baby burn! Its just biology 101! Burn more than you eat, and your body says-I hate you, and Bam! It will, when it wants too start dropping off in a healthy way. It sucks I know but join the club! We have an unlimited membership. : )
Let's get sensible, shall we? Fat is made of carbon and hydrogen. When you "burn" fat you get CO2 and water, and it comes out through the lungs. That is why exercising makes you puff so much. If you run the numbers you find that it takes roughly a week of puffing to pass a pound of fat through your lungs. Some of the water leaves the body through sweat and other processes, so it is possible to lose more than a pound a week. But pills and diets have nothing to do with it. Nutrition does. For example, if you want to lose fat the first thing you need to do is to increase complete protein intake.
Study some books about nutrition so you can be smart about this subject. The body needs forty nutrients to maintain health. It's smart to be concerned about nutrition, but worrying about just one nutrient is approximately one fortieth part-smart.
Yes, something bad will happen to you. Weight loss is a gradual process. Your body is not made to go without food, especially for a week! Please, don't do that. If you really want to loose weight, talk with your doctor or a certified dietitian and they will set you up with the best plan possible.