• Question: what happens when you dont eat for 20 hours????????????

    Asked by Katie delaney to Gavin, Karen, Mark, Michel, Roisin on 11 Nov 2016. This question was also asked by Jack.
    • Photo: Michel Destrade

      Michel Destrade answered on 11 Nov 2016:

      You get real hungry, but nothing bad happens to your body. Humans are capable of spending days without eating!

    • Photo: Roisin Jones

      Roisin Jones answered on 11 Nov 2016:

      Nothing much! You would probably get very hungry, but unless you have a condition like diabetes, where you have to regulate your blood sugar levels, your body is well capable of keeping going for much longer without food!

    • Photo: Karen

      Karen answered on 11 Nov 2016:

      You’d be very hungry! However going without water is much more serious and can lead to dehydration, a rise in blood electrolytes; sodium, potassium, urea and kidney failure (not after 20 hrs but within days)