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How long can a person survive without eating?

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  • DanishFeta
    DanishFeta Posts: 61 Member
    edited October 2017
    I think it matters on a whole bunch of factors.

    There was that morbidly obese guy that survived without food for over a year but he was under medical supervision. Every so often they'd give him supplements like Potassium to prevent his heart from stopping and his organs from shutting down. On the other hand there are 1000s of cases of people dieing after deciding to go on starvation diets or VLCDs without medical supervision.

    So it depends on your body, your height and weight, how healthy you are and probably genetics. I remember reading an article way back on a GP that believed "Starving" Obese people was a good solution and many others said that he was insane. Both sides had good theories but at the end of the day it comes down to each individual.

    Personally I'd don't think i could survive without food for very long. I have anaemia and because of that I have heart issues, so i'd probably die with in a few weeks.

    If i can find some of these stories I'll link them if anyone's up for a good read, though, sadly there' s not much research involved. If anyone else can find them, please link them =D

    Guy that didn't eat for over 1 year https://www.businessinsider.com.au/angus-barbieri-382-days-without-food-scotsman-fasting-starvation-obesity-2016-10

    Another person dying on a VLCD http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1211954/Bride-crash-diet-death--eating-just-530-calories-day-11-weeks.html

    https://www.wildernesscollege.com/basic-survival-skills.html

    No real solid research here though =(
  • stanmann571
    stanmann571 Posts: 5,728 Member
    3bambi3 wrote: »
    I have (and friends have) completed more than 3 days doing a completely dry fasts...

    So you eat and drink nothing for multiple days? Why?

    Because that's his woo. He posts this stuff all the time.

    Got to drink all the Woo!
  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,719 Member
    3bambi3 wrote: »
    I have (and friends have) completed more than 3 days doing a completely dry fasts...

    So you eat and drink nothing for multiple days? Why?

    Dry fasting is for Healing your body, stretch marks / injuries, digestive issues... Lots of benefits.

    riiiiiiiiiiight.... :huh:
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