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

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Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Decrease

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

In brief: Decrease

Your metabolism decreases when you occasionally fast as your body thinks it needs to retain resources rather than use them.
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Dr. Jennifer Lee
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Dr. Charles Cattano
A word of advice: Eating a well-balanced breakfast every day actually increases your metabolism by about 15% and helps you burn calories better.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Minimal

A number of people as a behavioral modification or attempt at self discipline will fast one day per week.
This will cause no harm. You should be mindful of proper hydration so water intake probably should not be a part of this but ingestion of nothing solid certainly will not hurt you.

In brief: Minimal

A number of people as a behavioral modification or attempt at self discipline will fast one day per week.
This will cause no harm. You should be mindful of proper hydration so water intake probably should not be a part of this but ingestion of nothing solid certainly will not hurt you.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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