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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

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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