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Water fasting

Aug 26, 2021

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Fasting, a method of restricting food intake, has been practiced for thousands of years. Water fasting is a type of fast that restricts everything except water. It has become more popular in recent years as a quick way to lose weight. Studies have shown that water fasting could have health benefits. For example, it may lower the risk of some chronic diseases and stimulate autophagy, a process that helps your body break down and recycle old parts of your cells. That said, human studies on water fasting are very limited. Moreover, it comes with many health risks and is not suitable for everyone. 

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Fasting deprives the body of the fuel it needs, so expect to feel tired and low on energy. A lack of food can also make people feel dizzy, weak, or nauseous, and if these symptoms are particularly bad, it is important to eat something. Getting plenty of rest, sitting down, and avoiding intense exercise can help to conserve energy. It is normal to feel irritable or tired from lack of food, but if someone begins to feel disorientated or confused while fasting, they should seek medical advice.