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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Not Eating All Day

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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