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KosmoCramer
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How long can a person go without eating?


Like not someone with anorexic, but a normal sized guy.

You're allowed to drink water, but not eat anything. How long until it becomes very harmful/life threatening?







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re: How long can a person go without eating?


i would guess in between 1-2 weeks





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Michael J Cocks
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I think up to 30 days, as long as you have water.

ETA: And assuming you are relatively healthy/muscular.



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Kingwood Tiger
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Well...I can tell you that my dad went weeks without eating here recently due to his cancer. Only taking in small amounts of liquids. He had to go through several re-hyrdations at the hospital, and has lost quite a bit of weight. He just this week has been able to start eating lightly again. Since his treatment he has lost almost 70 pounds.





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Michael J Cocks
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Check this out!

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In March, 1963, newspapers around the world described the almost incredible story of the seven weeks deprivation of food and the survival of Ralph Flores, a forty-two-year-old pilot of San Bruno, California, and twenty-one-year-old Helen Klaben, a co-ed of Brooklyn, New York, following a plane crash on a mountain side in Northern British Columbia. The couple was rescued March 25, 1963, after forty-nine days in the wilderness in the dead of winter, over thirty days of this time without any food at all.






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Ponchy Tiger
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I seem to remember back in the late 70's early 80's when this was a form of protest for muslims. There was some guy that went like 41 days.





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Kingwood Tiger
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In March, 1963, newspapers around the world described the almost incredible story of the seven weeks deprivation of food and the survival of Ralph Flores, a forty-two-year-old pilot of San Bruno, California, and twenty-one-year-old Helen Klaben, a co-ed of Brooklyn, New York, following a plane crash on a mountain side in Northern British Columbia. The couple was rescued March 25, 1963, after forty-nine days in the wilderness in the dead of winter, over thirty days of this time without any food at all.


There is definitely an opportunity to say something about him eating her....but i can't bring myself to do it.






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KosmoCramer
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I posted a pic of her FWIW.

I'm sure they fricked.






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Michael J Cocks
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quote:

I seem to remember back in the late 70's early 80's when this was a form of protest for muslims. There was some guy that went like 41 days.


Yeah I have read of several documented cases where fastings(because of religion) have gone between 30 days up to 2 months. What was unclear was under some rules of fasting, you can eat stuff during certain hours(muslims during ramadan for instance) so I don't know how accurate that is.

I know I once went 7 days and felt better than ever on day 8. I think all humans should do at least one fast a year for 4-7 days.






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idk





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KosmoCramer
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I've read there are medical benefits to fasting, is that what you're refering to?





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Did Bobby Sands, the IRA prisoner go like 56 days on nothing but water until he died during his hunger strike. Not sure on the number of days, but water is much more crucial to survival in the short term than food. Which is great, I could stand to lose about 15 lbs.





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I think all humans should do at least one fast a year for 4-7 days.


Ninja you crazy!






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