He Did not Eat For 382 Days And This Is What Occurred!

published on July 3, 2020

what do you think unites the almost

eight billion people living on planet

earth the ability to think be in love be

compassionate yes these two but without

food thinking and experiencing a full

range of emotion is extremely difficult

food is our daily necessity our drug our

friend and enemy food provides us with

energy fills us with pleasure and

affects our activity so what would

happen if you stopped eating get in our

body accustomed to getting energy from

food daily go without food and for how

long in the first six hours nothing


your body produces glucose to nourish

cells by breaking down glycogen a

naturally occurring high molecular

weight carbohydrate but after six hours

the torture begins the glycogen is

almost exhausted and an acute attack of

feeling both hungry and angry hangry

arrives you equally want to eat an

elephant and destroy anyone in your path

headaches and a loss of strength

manifests themselves after three to four

days the feeling of hunger weakens and

the body enters a state of ketosis when

the body breaks down fat to produce

energy and forms a large number of

ketone bodies they are to blame for the

emergence of an unpleasant side effect

the smell of acetone or pear essence

from the mouth there are no more

glycogen reserves the fun begins after

eight to ten days of fasting the body

goes into a mode of saving internal

resources body temperature and pressure

decrease all processes slow down it's

like hibernation in animals the worst

off in this situation is the brain

because it never

to work it constantly needs glucose and

it's consumed so quickly that

stockpiling it is out of the question

therefore in the first 24 to 48 hours of

fasting the brain absorbs glucose

residues and prepares for global

restructuring it has to switch to

consuming ketone bodies this is the only

alternative energy source for our brain

at first this provides up to 30% of the

required energy but gradually this

number reaches 70% if at the very

beginning the brain needed 120 grams of

glucose per day it then learns to manage

with 30 grams and after some time even

20 grams even after adjusting to the

circumstances the brain will still

require at least 30% of its energy to

come from glucose but where can it get

these 20 grams if all the glucose

deposits don't get replenished the brain

continues its search within the body

itself and finds the source in protein

reserves protein in the cells of the

body begins to break down releasing

amino acids into the bloodstream the

liver converts them into glucose and the

problem is solved however not for long

dark times are in store for the body

because every day muscle mass melts and

weakness increases and although at first

the body can withstand the destruction

of cells which are less important for

vital activity a process called Auto Fei

Jie will have already begun every hour

the brain needs a new fill of glucose so

to get the protein it needs it soon

turns to vital organs such

the heart and liver after two weeks of

fasting health deteriorates sharply

muscles atrophy the heart rate slows

down consciousness gets confused

problems with vision appear and a

feeling of constant cold emerges the

protective function of the skin

decreases the immune system weakens

since there's no intake of the necessary

minerals and vitamins with a lack of

vitamin C scurvy begins a disease in

which collagen ceases to form teeth

loosen gums bleed and blood vessels

easily burst what's critical for

starving people is the lack of vitamin

b1 or thiamine after three weeks the

negative effect of this deficiency on

the nervous system is noticeable due to

the lack of calcium the bones become

brittle and each careless action

threatens to become a serious injury at

four to five weeks dizziness intensifies

an involuntary eye movement may begin a

person becomes more and more like a

skeleton covered in skin after six weeks

of starvation there's a direct threat of

death most of the time at this point a

person is unconscious and doesn't

respond to others some may go blind or

deaf the reserves of glucose fat and

proteins in the body are exhausted most

often a weakened heart cannot survive

and the person dies so how long can we

survive without food there's no single

answer it all depends on individual

characteristics age weight health

problems and of course the availability

of water it's believed that women due to

a higher fat content in the body can

withstand hunger longer than men but

such studies

ethical reasons have not been conducted

based on the body mass index or BMI

according to nutrition bulletin a BMI of

less than 13 is critical for men well

for women less than 11 famous politician

and public figure Mahatma Gandhi at the

age of 74 survived 21 days of complete

starvation allowing himself only rare

sips of water there's evidence of people

on hunger strikes who survived for 28 36

38 and even 40 days the most detailed

study of hunger today is the Minnesota

starvation experiment in which 36 male

volunteers participated the US military

wanted to understand what processes

occur in the human body during a famine

in order to overcome the effects of

exhaustion after the end of World War

two for six months subjects consumed

1570 calories per day and had to walk or

run 35 kilometers or 22 miles per week

in order to burn 1,000 more calories

each day than what they consumed

according to one of the volunteers

Marshall Sutton they were fed twice a

day the menu was very scarce potatoes

bread cereals cabbage turnips and


occasionally they were given small

portions of meat sugar milk or butter as

a result people lost 25% of their weight

many had anemia and swollen legs a sense

of anxiety depression and apathy grew

after the end of the experiment the

participants returned to good nutrition

but it took them many months even years

to fully recover the

obtain during the experiment form the

basis of the 70 page booklet men and

hunger a psychological manual for relief

workers released in 1946 for

humanitarian workers it gives advice on

how to deal with starving people to

quickly return them to normal life and

in 1950 chief physician of the

experiment and selkies with psychologist

Joseph brozac and other team members

co-authored and published a two-volume

work entitled the biology of human

starvation to this day it remains the

most comprehensive scientific study on

the effects of hunger however a

semi-annual diet on bread and potatoes

seems like the food of the gods when it

comes to 382 days of complete fasting

that's how long 27 year old Scotsman

angus Barbieri lasted without food

the young man began his fast at a weight

of 207 kilograms or 456 pounds and

finished at 81 kilograms or 179 pounds

at first doctors thought about limiting

his fast to 40 days but Angus was very

persistent and the experiment continued

during the entire period of fasting the

patient was under the supervision of

doctors and was regularly tested he

consumed sparkling water tea and coffee

to help his body while losing weight he

received special vitamin and mineral

supplements as well as yeast

surprisingly Angus was able to adapt to

the hunger he felt good and could

perform everyday activities on July 11

1966 the young man came out of

starvation having lost 125 kilograms or

275 pounds thanks to a large fat reserve


young age and the absence of chronic

diseases the slimming person reached the

end and emerged from such prolonged

fasting without damage to his health

despite the obvious success of this

scotsman doctors today unanimously

believe that prolonged hunger is harmful

to the body and this is a global problem

according to the United Nations about

821 million people in the world are

starving this means that every ninth

inhabitant of Earth is undernourished

this is worth considering at least

occasionally when our hand reaches for a

huge pack of yogurt or a large bunch of

bananas most likely part of it is

unnecessary or because of an expired

shelf-life will end up in the bin have

you ever tried fasting share your

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