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Jeremy Falcon6-Feb-23 12:45
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Eddy Vluggen wrote:
Not eating is an easy solution. Short term your body goes in starvation mode. Long term, you loose a lot more than just weight.
Nope. Yes, as you mentioned, you need salts/electrolytes, and getting in some minerals wouldn't hurt. But, but a 500 pound man not eating and a 100 pound man with zero body fat not eating are two different things.

Will the 500 pound man feel weaker? Yup. At first, but you'll adjust. Your body is trying to stay the same, you'll feel hunger pangs, glycogen will be used up in your muscles, liver, etc. And what's worse, you may go through withdrawals from certain foods, anything you had a food allergy to may also rise to the surface as your body detoxes itself naturally. But this isn't starving. After a week of zero food you'll feel great and the crap you used to eat will literally make you feel ill.

Starving is going catabolic and having your body literally eat itself to stay alive. Fat is stored fuel in times of famine. Most people call this starving simply because they don't want to stop eating and make up excuses for it. It's not. The bigger your fuel tank; the longer you can go.

It's also possible to refuel after a fast and fill your muscles back up with glycogen. Your body is a living thing. It's not static. Just don't make the mistake of drinking too much water. I learned that the hard way. Too much water with zero food will make you pee out any mineral content you do have. And that's bad juju.
Jeremy Falcon

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