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Bronco69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:10 PM
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How long can one fast and not get sick?
I've been fasting for a day and a half. I feel pretty good actually, but I was just wondering how long is safe before one becomes ill. Just curious.

Thanks in advance. :-)
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:12 PM
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1. I went for two weeks eating one small meal a day (at night)
I lost thirty pounds, but I never felt sick.
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HeyManThatsCool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:14 PM
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3. I heard
Robin Quivers (From the Stern Show) did a series of Four 3 week fasts and lost 76 pounds.


I wouldnt suggest it- but maybe look for some info on the net.


Anytime I have fasted I was told to drink Apple Juice, Tea (non sweetened) and Water
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:13 PM
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2. I wouldn't go longer 2 days without....
your doctor's okay. :)
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:29 PM
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4. I'm sure it's dependent on your personal metabolism
keep hydrated! That is the most important thing.
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:37 PM
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5. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
And if you stay on a fast for more than a few days, be very careful taking hot showers with the door closed...you could pass out.

If you stay on a fast for more than a few days...you need to be cautious about resuming eating...start with things like broth and move up to solids over the course of a day or so.

I used to do fasts when I was younger for as long as 2 weeks. Don't think I could hack it now.
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