You Can Survive Fasting


Have you ever been so hungry that your stomach hurts? Perhaps you’ve been so hangry that you did or said something totally out of character. Or perhaps you have overheard someone complain, “I’m so hungry, I think I’m going to die!” when it takes more than ten minutes to get your meal at a fast-food restaurant? Though it might seem like we can’t go more than a few hours between meals, your body can survive for long periods without food or water. According to Amanda Barrell, an average healthy adult could survive for one to two months without food—although there are many factors that determine how long an individual may endure (Amanda Barrell, “How Long Can You Survive without Food?,” Medical News Today, March 17, 2020,