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What are the effects of me not eating (fasting) every so often for maybe a day at a time?

What are the effects of me not eating (fasting) every so often for maybe a day at a time?

Decrease: Your metabolism decreases when you occasionally fast as your body thinks it needs to retain resources rather than use them. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of not eating for hours and hours?

What are the side effects of not eating for hours and hours?

Hypoglycemia: Could become hypoglycemic and feel weak. After prolonged lack of calories - can go into starvation mode with decrease in metabolic rate. Starving yourself is not a good idea. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of not eating? How long can you go with out eating till it's a real problem?

What are the side effects of not eating? How long can you go with out eating till it's a real problem?

Being hungry: Biggest side effect is not feeling well and being hungry. Food is essential to life. If fast is complete it is not wise to go beyond a few days although some routinely do this. Prolonged or repeated fasting leads to a very skinny and gaunt look. Anyone who does this might be considered to have a real problem. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have acid reflux caused by not eating all day?

Is it normal to have acid reflux caused by not eating all day?

Can happen: Particularly if stomach slow in emptying and acid acculates in stomach associated with incompetent esophageal sphincter at end of stomach. ...Read more

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What are the effects of not eating enough vitamin a?

What are the effects of not eating enough vitamin a?

Vitamin A deficiency: I commend you for your desire for good Health.
Vitamin A deficiency can cause impairment of creating new blood cells, dryness of eye membrane progressing to dryness of cornea, to softening of cornea, and finally to night blindness.
Vitamin A deficiency also impairs immunity. ...Read more

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I have a habit of not eating all day then binging in the evening-is this bad?

I have a habit of not eating all day then binging in the evening-is this bad?

Most likely: The human body was designed to eat small meals throughout the day. There is some data to suggest eating all in one meal is hard on the system viz. Sugar/insulation regulation and more likely towards fat storage than if you eat small meals. ...Read more

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Can you develop anaemia from not eating for a day?

Can you develop anaemia from not eating for a day?

NO: It takes much longer than 1 day of fasting to become anemic. Red blood cells live 120 dats, so you'd have to be without the nutrients for over a month before it would start having a significant impact. About the only thing that makes you anemic in a day is massive acute blood loss, and I'd hope you'd know if that was happening! ...Read more

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Is it possible to bloat up when not eating right? Only eat like 2 small portions a day.

Is it possible to bloat up when not eating right? Only eat like 2 small portions a day.

Yes: Gas still forms in the GI tract even with light eating. Try taking simethicone 1/2 hour after meals and at bedtime to prevent gas build-up. When bloated, drinking warm water and/or putting a hot water bottle on the abdomen helps break down the gas and helps you pass it. Try to identify what foods cause more gas. ...Read more

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Hi, I've been experiencing diarrhea after not eating for a day it has happened several times. Is this normal?

Hi, I've been experiencing diarrhea after not eating for a day it has happened several times. Is this normal?

Diarrhea: No it is not normal. I strongly recommend you set up a program with a nurse practitioner. If she/he can help you things will be fine.
That said, if the nurse feels strongly that you must see a doctor, please do so.

Keep me posted - hope all goes well. ...Read more

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My baby is not eating properly. She is one year old. She likes only yoghurt. Is it ok to give her yoghurt two to three timez a day??

My baby is not eating properly. She is one year old. She likes only yoghurt. Is it ok to give her yoghurt two to three timez a day??

Mgt: Baby yogurt has less sugar generally and may be given a few times per day. Children often improve their intake of a food once it is offered several times. ...Read more

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What can happen if I'm only eating about 300 calories a day? I was sick for a while & not eating and now I'm just used to it so not eating much.

What can happen if I'm only eating about 300 calories a day? I was sick for a while & not eating and now I'm just used to it so not eating much.

Loose weight: While 300 calories a day will definitely make you loose weight in short term, it is not sustainable in the long term. Pl consult a health professional/ nutritionist for an ideal intake for your personal needs. Good luck ...Read more

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I'm not eating well and i'll have a sandwich and a packet of crisps and that's me for the day should I be worried? Is it the tablets?

I'm not eating well and i'll have a sandwich and a packet of crisps and that's me for the day should I be worried? Is it the tablets?

Co-codamal: Co-codamal contains codiene & tylenol (acetaminophen). It has been found to lead to increased appetite in some & decreased appetite in others. Please let your prescribing provider know. You really aren't eating enough. Take care. ...Read more

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Could not eating anything all day cause high blood sugar?

Could not eating anything all day cause high blood sugar?

If you're diabetic: Hi. Are you diabetic? Yes, diabetics can get high blood sugar eating nothing all day, depending on what they're taking (or not taking). ...Read more

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Is not eating during the day also considered an eating disorder?

Is not eating during the day also considered an eating disorder?

Not necessarily: People have a range of eating habits. Although most physicians recommend multiple meals during the day, some people prefer to have a single meal or two. A "disorder" requires there to be a problem. If you are feeling well, your weight is reasonable, and you are eating a balanced diet, then it doesn't sound like there is a problem. ...Read more

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Is not eating during the day and only at night considered an eating disorder?

Is not eating during the day and only at night considered an eating disorder?

Probably not: Based on what is provided with your question, no, eating only at night, with no other symptoms, would not indicate an eating disorder diagnosis. A clinical interview process with a specialist would be required to make a definitive diagnosis for an eating disorder. ...Read more

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My 3yr old not eating well. She plays all day, sleeps well but don't eat enough. Some days she eat really well but other days not even two times a day?

My 3yr old not eating well. She plays all day, sleeps well but don't eat enough. Some days she eat really well but other days not even two times a day?

Don't worry: At this age they 'd rather play than eat, if she plays and sleeps well, that's a sign of good health, she gets enough calories from whatever she eats during the day. You can still be reassured by following her growth curve either at home or at her pediatrician's in the next health maintenance visit, enjoy your child ...Read more

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How to do intermittent fasting? I am starting today. I was thinking of not eating anything all day except at 12pm ill eat a chicken patty. And that's it. Would I lose weight?

How to do intermittent fasting? I am starting today. I was thinking of not eating anything all day except at 12pm ill eat a chicken patty. And that's it. Would I lose weight?

Why?: Total fasting is likely the worst way to lose weight since most of the weight you will lose will be water and fasting cannot be sustained. It would be more effective and healthier for you to limit your fat and carb (plus total calories) intake plus exercising regularly. With your current program, you will likely end up with a heavier weight once the fasting has stopped. ...Read more

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Can caffeine and not eating 3 proper meals a day cause daily bloatiness/distention?

Can caffeine and not eating 3 proper meals a day cause daily bloatiness/distention?

Yes: A proper diet consisting of vegetables, fruit, protein and carbohydrates in 3 meals a day is necessary for good health and healthy bowel. See your healrh care provider who may recommend 'probiotics', a natural way to reduce bloating and irritable bowel. Improve your diet and see a nutritionist if you can. Try to lower your intake of caffeine. ...Read more

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I decided to eat 500 cals a day for 8 weeks. Will I lose my hair from not eating enough?

Don't know BUT: It is a terrible idea. Are you trying to lose weight? If yes- please be aware that this will send your body into starvation mode. As a result, your metabolic rate will drop ; it will make it more likely that you will put on weight more easily. ...Read more

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My granddaughter has a 'virus' she is not eating and drinking maybe half a litre of fluids a day?

My granddaughter has a 'virus' she is not eating and drinking maybe half a litre of fluids a day?

Push fluids: You don't say how old your granddaughter is, but 500 cc is a good amount. If she can keep that amount down, she'll be fine. If she's not wetting like she usually does, take her to her doctor. ...Read more

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Can one day of NOT eating much OR healthy affect how you feel the next day? I drink diet pop all day. Grab some snacks but not a meal.

Can one day of NOT eating much OR healthy affect how you feel the next day? I drink diet pop all day. Grab some snacks but not a meal.

Absolutely: I advise most patient to follow a low sugar diet. Irregular eating patters can increase your risk of diabetes. consider seeing a nutritionist to improve your eating habits. ...Read more

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Is it high needs infant or colic? Fussy all day n night and never seems satisfied. Not eating normal and just flat out miserable. Help, please!

Is it high needs infant or colic? Fussy all day n night and never seems satisfied. Not eating normal and just flat out miserable. Help, please!

Fussy baby: A pediatrician's evaluation and input are necessary. It could be formula-related, food- and medicine-related if breastfeeding, lactose intolerance if gassy and spitting up, acid reflux if regurgitating or vomiting to name a few. Tense moms tend to get colicky infants - try being calm. Take a break - have a close relative or a close friend take over for minutes or hours to rest &catch up on sleep. ...Read more

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Whenever I eat anything, I get very sleepy. This results in not eating anything early in the day, and wait until dinner. Why am I still obese?

Whenever I eat anything, I get very sleepy. This results in not eating anything early in the day, and wait until dinner. Why am I still obese?

Obesity, Depression: It is not WHAT you eat
IT IS WHAT is eating you
At age 53, stressors of relationships, Separation, divorce, parenting, menopause, work and finances can cause emotional turmoil in the mind affecting eating and sleeping. And causing anxiety and depression.
Not eating anything in the day is likely due to depression. Eating big dinner and lack of exercise can cause obesity. See a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Lost 50 lbs, found them again. Are there meds that are making weight loss more difficult. I bike 10 miles a day and walk 7 dogs. Not eating much too?

Lost 50 lbs, found them again. Are there meds that are making weight loss more difficult. I bike 10 miles a day and walk 7 dogs. Not eating much too?

Yes, esp insulin but: Food carbs biggest drivers of both insulin production & fat storage. Study all these: http://goo. Gl/uDGIwD, http://goo. Gl/DKvdSI, http://goo. Gl/mpd4Y6, http://goo. Gl/gGXn9f, http://goo. Gl/cypKOp, http://goo. Gl/ynq0BZ, http://goo. Gl/9Zz6GD, http://goo. Gl/LG8tKl, http://goo. Gl/JH8XBX, http://goo. Gl/0zGMvn, http://goo. Gl/u60tEC, http://goo. Gl/XjgiP6, http://goo. Gl/RPGWXs for better understanding. ...Read more

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I started a juicing diet with a bunch of fruits a veggies I make 10oz twice a day and drink plenty of waterbut I have a headache am I not eating enoug?

I started a juicing diet with a bunch of fruits a veggies I make 10oz twice a day and drink plenty of waterbut I have a headache am I not eating enoug?

Stop: Extreme fads and go back and eat normally. Do not fall for advertisements by quakes. Fruits and vegetables are good to have but in normal proportions in any diet. Eat healthy and excercise, do not smoke, and drink and no drugs. ...Read more

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I am taking phentermine to loose weight today is the 4th day not eating nothing. Literally. Will I be ok today cause I can't eat and eat tom?

I am taking phentermine to loose weight today is the 4th day not eating nothing. Literally. Will I be ok today cause I can't eat and eat tom?

Do not fast: Please do not eliminate all food in order to lose weight! this will cause you to lose muscle, a very precious and highly metabolically active tissue. When you lose muscle, your metabolic rate decreases so that it becomes harder to maintain weight loss. If using phentermine, you have a prescribing physician who can help you develop a food plan towards your goals. Nutritionist can help too. ...Read more

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Will just drinking water and 3 healthy meals a day and not eating biscuits etc and cardio help get ripped?

Will just drinking water and 3 healthy meals a day and not eating biscuits etc and cardio help get ripped?

This sounds like a: Good plan for overall health. You will also need to do some exercise to tone muscles. Relax and enjoy the process. Don't starve yourself, just eat well. Being a decent person who thinks about others is more attractive than being ripped. Peace and good health. ...Read more