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Old August 12th, 2017 (7:11 AM).
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    Fasting is a willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. An absolute fast or dry fasting is normally defined as abstinence from all food and liquid for a defined period, usually a period of 24 hours, or a number of days.

    Have you ever fasted? If so, why did you fast and how did it make you feel?
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    Old August 12th, 2017 (8:07 AM).
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    I've had to fast for blood tests a few times and I basically didn't eat for two months whilst I was at my sickest. Not pleasant.
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    Old August 12th, 2017 (9:05 AM).
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    I mean, for blood work, sure, but I only needed an 8 hour fast, which happens to be the amount of time I sleep, so I went to sleep, woke up, got my blood work, and went on with my food eating day.
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    Every year for 30 days. In the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is a month where those who are healthy fast from sunrise to sunset. Depending on when Ramadan falls (Islam follows the lunar calendar, and therefore shifts ever year), this can range from being only a few hours long in the winter to over 14 hours in the summer.
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    Old August 12th, 2017 (11:46 AM).
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    I've only done it a few times, all for blood work. I was prepared to do it a few times because I was a poor university student, but I always managed to find something. xD
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    Old August 12th, 2017 (3:49 PM).
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    I did just the other day, for 24 hours.

    A friend was telling me about a book she read, from a doctor who worked with Type 2 diabetes patients and had a theory that insulin resistance from frequent eating was causing a lot of people to have too much fat (insulin becoming fat when too much is created by the body to compensate for the resistance). Supposedly you can easily go 24 or 36 hours without eating once or twice a week without any ill effects as long as you make sure you still drink water and don't feel dizzy or anything. It's supposed to help you reset your "default" weight.

    Don't know if I'll go for long periods again, but the idea of reducing the number of meals or snacks I eat in a day to keep my insulin spikes down seems like a good idea so I'll probably try to keep to eating with an 8- or 10-hour window.
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    Old August 12th, 2017 (8:23 PM). Edited August 13th, 2017 by Leafsfan.
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      I fasted with a friend during Ramadan to see what it was like. Although I only fasted for around 12 hours (sunrise to sunset), it was pretty hard for me. I couldn't really find anything to repress the feeling of hunger. It definitely made me respect the act of fasting during Ramadan a lot more than I did before.
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        Nope, never. People who wanna do that for whatever reason can torture themselves all they want, but I'd die without food ;_;
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        I fasted for blood purposes before (the sad part is, while I was reluctantly fasting at that time my mom decided to buy delicious food and just let it sit there in front of me oh my god the temptation). Other than that, I've only ever abstained (meat and stuff). :')

        I mean if not eating stuff because you're dumb and forgot to bring any money can be considered fasting then maybe I've also done it a few more times... :^)
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        I fasted with a friend during Ramadan to see what it was like. Although I only fasted for around 12 hours (sunrise to sunset), it was pretty hard for me. I couldn't really find anything to repress the feeling of hunger. It definitely made me respect the act of sting during Ramadan a lot more than I did before.
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        I did for like 20+ hours when I had a long day at college and left my wallet at home and would skip breakfast. Happened on a couple of occasions tbh.
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        Besides bloodwork, I once fasted for 32 hours willingly during my mid-teens. I don't want to talk about it, though.
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        Old August 14th, 2017 (6:27 AM).
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          used to purposefully fast a lot when i was more concerned abt my body image, and a few times when i was younger during lent. now i'll only do it if i have a blood test or if i'm seriously concerned about how much i've been eating.
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          I haven't eat anything at all for couple of days when i had a strong fever, before Christmas, I had no apetite, it ended up with my blood pressure jumping significantly for a moment.
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          I did because I was poor and thought i was fat. A really bad situation. Please get help if you find yourself in this situation
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          Old August 14th, 2017 (1:14 PM).
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          I really don't do it that often, only for blood tests or something similar, I can't stay without food for long periods of time. :P
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          only fast when I sleep.

          when I wake up, I immediately break my fast.
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          Well, I usually only fast for bloodwork. If it's anymore than that, then I usually can't do it. I need food to concentrate, or I get easily distracted by my growing stomach. >
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            As a hindu i fast alot,During Divali(our celebration)and our prayer i do.So fasting is a normal thing for me.I can go days without meat trust me(im fasting from September 4th to almost the ending of October)Once you get into eating no meat its not that terrible sometimes i forgot that there is meat in the world.I also have to read the back labels of snacks to check for eggs or any meat items.
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              Not really on purpose, but some days I only eat dinner. Other days I eat everything in sight. Not sure why it's like that? >:/
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              Used to fast twice a year for over a day for religious purposes when I was a teenager. I spent the time doing volunteering things. Gardening for little old ladies too sick to do it themselves or working in soup kitchens (did that once only, regretted it instantly). I loved it. The fasting gave me a bit more focus in the volunteering and the volunteering made the fasting meaningful.
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                besides the time I had my wisdom teeth removed I have not fasted
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                  I fast for bloodwork a lot, since I get a lot of bloodwork due to my health issues :'(
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