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Will Smith says he fasted for 10 days and no longer needed a blood-pressure medication he'
 

 
Will Smith reveals he's going on diet after hitting highest weight in adult life and being shamed by family (earning him nickname 'Pudge Muffin


ried a 10-day fasting regimen to break his cycle of unhealthy eating, he said on an episode of the Facebook Watch series "Red Table Talk."

The 50-year-old actor said the disciplined fasting plan lowered his blood pressure enough to where he stopped taking a medication he'd been on for 10 years.

A cardiologist said blood pressure was one factor in many concerns for good heart health and longevity. He recommends a balanced lifestyle instead of fasting.
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After getting into a routine of drinking vodka for lunch and eating enough carbs that his family started calling him "pudge muffin," Will Smith decided to call an emergency family meeting about his eating habits.

In an episode of the Facebook Watch series "Red Table Talk," the 50-year-old actor announced he tried a 10-day fasting regimen to reset his relationship to food and improve his health.

It's unclear what exactly Smith's fasting plan involved, since people use the term to describe everything from a liquids-only diet to limiting foods to certain times of day to abstaining from eating and drinking entirely. The actor said, however, that after four days he measured his blood pressure and noticed it had lowered — so significantly, in fact, that he stopped taking a blood-pressure medication he had relied on for a decade.

Read more: Skipping a few meals with intermittent fasting may help people avoid cancer, diabetes, and heart disease

"I had the epiphany that I don't know anything about food," Smith said in the episode. "I couldn't believe that I got to 50 years old without knowing you literally are what you eat."
Fasting can lower blood pressure, but that's not the only indicator of heart health

Blood pressure is a measure of how much force it takes to pump blood through the body. It's related to the elasticity of your circulatory system — stiffer vessels require your heart to work harder to pump blood, explained Dr. Joshua Yamamoto, a cardiologist and medical director at the Foxhall Foundation.

"Blood pressure is a number, not a disease," Yamamoto told Insider in an email. "What matters is whether or not we maintain good blood flow to every part of the body, and do we overwork the heart."

The problem with high blood pressure is that it puts more strain on the heart muscle, which can cause an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia), heart failure, or clotting that can lead to stroke.

It's true that fasting can lower blood pressure, Yamamoto said, but so can starvation and dehydration, neither of which are healthy. It's important to consider blood pressure in context of overall health, he said.

"The question is, 'Can fasting decrease brain damage and heart damage in the long run?"" Yamamoto said. "The answer to that question is — probably not."

Things that are proved to lower blood pressure in the long term include eating a healthy, balanced diet with lots of fresh vegetables and fruit, getting plenty of exercise, managing stress, limiting alcohol consumption, and avoiding tobacco and nicotine products.
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Fasting can have a myriad of health benefits if done correctly. TanyaJoy/Getty Images
It's not yet clear how fasting works in the long term, but the type of fasting is important

There's good evidence that some forms of fasting can reduce some people's chances of developing long-term health issues like diabetes, heart disease, and multiple sclerosis.

Intermittent fasting refers to limiting meals to within a set time period. A popular variation is the 8:16 fast — eating all your daily meals within an eight-hour period and fasting the other 16 hours of the day. Practitioners of this method may choose to eat between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or between noon and 8 p.m., for example.

Dr. Miriam Merad, the director of the Precision Immunology Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, previously told Insider that there's promising evidence that fasting had a huge number of health benefits, most likely by reducing inflammation.

"Maybe eating two times a day would be entirely sufficient and very beneficial, in fact, in terms of health," Merad said.

However, she added, "if you start fasting for too long you destroy your immune system."

"You become very susceptible to infection," she said. "So fasting is not a trivial thing. It's good to fast, but you cannot starve yourself."

She also cautioned that fasting should always be supervised by a doctor, dietitian, or other professional. And fasting isn't for everyone — it can be harmful to be people who are pregnant or who have history of disordered eating.

Ultimately, more research needs to be done to show the long-term health effects of fasting.

Read more:
A simple 'polypill' taken every day can cut the risk of heart attack in half, but some doctors are still hesitant to recommend it
High blood pressure could make your brain shrink over time, according to new research
There's more evidence that fasting may make you healthier, and it comes from studying Ramadan observers.






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This isn’t exciting. What happens when he goes back to eating the same way?
He could easily go vegan and likely would’ve solved his issue.

Side note: I hate when these mofos say “balanced diet.” The only “balance” you need is with fruits and vegetables.
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 bluehefner96 said
This isn’t exciting. What happens when he goes back to eating the same way?
He could easily go vegan and likely would’ve solved his issue.

Side note: I hate when these mofos say “balanced diet.” The only “balance” you need is with fruits and vegetables.
Being a vegan isnt fun. You definitely need balance
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 bluehefner96 said
This isn’t exciting. What happens when he goes back to eating the same way?
He could easily go vegan and likely would’ve solved his issue.

Side note: I hate when these mofos say “balanced diet.” The only “balance” you need is with fruits and vegetables.
Look at this 23 year old telling us about life
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I eat what i want... 90% fruits and veggiea, i still fu*ks with fried chicken, steak, burgers etc... And actually dropped weight just by cutting out alcohol and probably flipping the bulk of my daily diet from flesh to natural produce...
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Plausible.

Longest I fasted was bout 6 or 7 days, couldn’t go longer — and it wasn’t even about the hunger pains (I kinda got past that), it was the detox part. My saliva was so thick and nasty, found myself having to spit every couple of mins or seconds — wasn’t feeling that. Breath (rightfully so) was rocking, too.

That said, I might get another in sometime soon. Good to detox and cleanse your operating system every here and there.
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I'll never be mad at a brother for deciding to take his health serious but his reason is the softest most feminine sh*t I ever heard.

My family called me mean names and picked on my weight so I called a emergency meeting and fasted for 10 days
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I'm on day 1 of no cigarettes I'll work on the "diet" another time

ps I dont think intermittent fasting is real fasting , ur basically eating all of ur food in a certain window ..I would call it patterned eating but nah I guess its fasting as well

I would intermittent fast sometimes but in that window of eating between like 4-8 PM I basically ate whatever...and still saw results!!! usually some meat and rice with a bag of chips cus I was so hungry







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i want to know what type of fasting he did because there are many out there , some for religious reasons some for dietary ...the most extreme one being a water fast and a dry fast...reaching autophagy this way,
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I laugh when black people clown White people about unseasoned food like all that salt isn't the main cause of high blood pressure in the black community
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Props on the discipline, but slap on the over exaggerating. You can't get ride of HBP with just a 10 day fast,

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 EZ Green said
Being a vegan isnt fun.
neither is being an addict
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 bluehefner96 said
This isn’t exciting. What happens when he goes back to eating the same way?
He could easily go vegan and likely would’ve solved his issue.

Side note: I hate when these mofos say “balanced diet.” The only “balance” you need is with fruits and vegetables.
naw bruh. banana is 90 calories. apple and oranges are 80 to 100. plus tons of sugar. 5 apples and 6 banna. is 700 caloreis.

you right. if you can eat anything else fruits and veggies is the way to go.

but vegan is overrated. i say vegetable and fruit diet. did you know healthy and califlour pizza and plant based chips and crackers are 44 crackers for 150 calories. or 120.


and califlour pizza is 250 calories for 1/2 of pizza check this out and 5g carbs,14g protein and 8g fiber.



but water fast is life. it's the cure to almost everything.
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neither is being an addict
Uh...yeah you're right. Weird you would compare the 2
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 bluehefner96 said
This isn’t exciting. What happens when he goes back to eating the same way?
He could easily go vegan and likely would’ve solved his issue.

Side note: I hate when these mofos say “balanced diet.” The only “balance” you need is with fruits and vegetables.
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Yeah Protein is a VITAL aspect of a healthy diet..........
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Oh man, how are y’all still so ignorant on a vegan/whole food plant based diet.


First three returns on google....




New film literally released today dispelling all the bullsh*t...




Site:


Y’all n*ggas love feeling helpless.


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More than anything I’m honestly shocked this dude was drinking vodka for lunch.
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 EZ Green said
Uh...yeah you're right. Weird you would compare the 2
well, habitually and compulsively consuming anything not required for survival is an addiction

meat and dairy are not necessary for survival
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 Y.G. said
he is not lying. i did that and lost 150 poudns within a 1 year. but i was excersing and fastnig like crazy.

but after you lose all the weight. protein and other stuff is requried to live just not everyday tho.


i went to the hospital and almost die from water fasting and excersing too much.

48 hours to 24 hours is good enough before food.
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 bluehefner96 said
Oh man, how are y’all still so ignorant on a vegan/whole food plant based diet.


First three returns on google....




New film literally released today dispelling all the bullsh*t...




Site:


Y’all n*ggas love feeling hopeless.
It has some health benefits, but you acting like its the end all be all.........when quite frankly its not..........
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 EZ Green said
Being a vegan isnt fun. You definitely need balance
Now that's hanging from Ti's head at an impossible angle cap


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Dummies in here think you can only get protein from meat
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 stutteringrap said
he is not lying. i did that and lost 150 poudns within a 1 year. but i was excersing and fastnig like crazy.

but after you lose all the weight. protein and other stuff is requried to live just not everyday tho.


i went to the hospital and almost die from water fasting and excersing too much.

48 hours to 24 hours is good enough before food.
He is lying. You can lose weight and have an excellent diet while still consuming meat.


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