Is it true? People can live without foods but cant live without water

India
September 22, 2011 12:43am CST
I have seen many people can live for 1 month or more than one month without foods but they cant live even for single day without water. In most of the community lots of women start the fast for one month or some days (like 9 days in Navratra) without food or meals and they live but if they live without water for one month I think they will die.. What you think you have such experience without food spend 1 month or for some days
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
22 Sep 11
Hi fanta, I salute those brave women who observe fasting for long time. I can’t think about a fast even one day. I will faint.. I am sure…(lol) then without water, if I can’t live without food, you know, the second option is not at all possible. Shhhh.. listen it is a secret those who are observing fast, in day time only. Evening time they do eat more than they want… they can eat potato, curd, cucumber, radish and dry fruits… so.. definitely they will get more energy than who eats well in day time…. I know one lady who observe fast twice in year for nine days (both navaratra) she used to gain weight on fasting, she, herself told me this eating secret.. Now in case of water.. it is not possible for human beings to live without water for more than a day or two.. But I like to share one thing, I had a friend when I studied my computer course, she observe ‘roja’ she neither drink water nor eat anything in day time. When she feels to drink water she used to wash her face only. But they can eat and drink once the sun sets.
• India
22 Sep 11
Hiii sree Yes I also salute those women who are doing fast for long time without food. You are right in Muslim community they can live full day without water in the Roja my friend is also doing same thing so I start this discussion. But she not wash her face she told God give me power. Yes in Navratra lots of women do the fast full nine days without eating anything only on water and tea and on milk.. It is impossible for me because already my weight is very less...only 37km
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
22 Sep 11
oh ho, you are under weight dear, please do eat healthy foods.
• Philippines
22 Sep 11
People will not survive if there is no food to eat in one month or nor water to drink.. I think also that water it helps you to live like fasting in 2 days r less but you are weak and also when you go to deliver your waste is water too.. ha ha..I know it is hard...Some people just eat in one day and to survive because their money and budget is not enough..
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• India
22 Sep 11
hii befriend you are right people cant survive without water but they can live without food not because of money problem but some time they are doing the fast and in India lots of festival on which more people will stand on fast.
• Philippines
23 Sep 11
Ah really..so you are now serious in here .because of fasting?.and you laugh at me when i response to others post..I will change my username so you will get me here. ha ha ha,
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@khat009 (62)
• Philippines
22 Sep 11
People can't live without food nor water. These are essentials or basic needs of our body. But it is true that a person can survive weeks or months without eating(food)..it is because we still have another sources for energy like fats and muscles unlike water.We don't have another source of water in our body because we excretes daily the excess..That's is why we needed to drink 8-10glasses of water daily to maintain hydrated...;)
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• India
22 Sep 11
You are absolutely right khat people can survive without food because its alternative is available but for water no alternative other than glucose. so people can live without food for more than 1 month but not without water
@akp100 (13328)
• India
22 Sep 11
Hi About me... I can't live without any of these two. But yes i have heard that few people are living without food for months. I don't know how they are doing it but without food my stomach always harass me. I don't believe it but I have heard from someone that one person live without having anything not even water for a month in front of camera !!!! I really not sure about this news as I have heard it from someone. But I guess its something unusual.
• India
22 Sep 11
hiii akp Hahahha your stomach always harrass you like my daughter she cant wait for few minutes when she feel hungry. I also heard this some people can spend more months without food I dont know how? But without water for a month it is impossible..
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
22 Sep 11
For me yes because if don't have food then the water would be there food.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
22 Sep 11
Water is more essential than food in our body. Food is stored in the form of fats in our body and when one does not take food, body fats could supplement the body and one could survive. However, water is the most essential for our body and for forming blood and without it one can nor survive for many days.
• India
22 Sep 11
Hiii laddu/sweeti You are right water is essential because blood is make due to water so without water no life. You have a good knowledge haha.... means intelligent boy...
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
23 Sep 11
Whom you are addressing as Laddu and/or Sweeti? Undoubtedly, I have a good knowledge and I love to share my valuable knowledge with my friends.
22 Sep 11
I cannot survive without both food and water. I eat like every now and then cause I'm always hungry. Haha. So maybe this only count to some people.
• India
22 Sep 11
Hiik maki You are right some people feel always hungry like my daughter she always demand me mom give me something for eating..
22 Sep 11
Oh! Like me. I always look for food. :)
@Andyvil (793)
• Philippines
23 Sep 11
There are a few people who survived without food for months. There are also a few who survived without water. I saw a documentary on nat geo about a boy in india who meditated for more than a month without any food and water. I guess it is really possible but I don't think the majority of the population can achieve it.
• India
23 Sep 11
No andy without water is not possible but without food is possible because if food is also not in the stomach and water is also not then the person cant live for long days
@hexebella (1140)
• Philippines
22 Sep 11
I remember my teacher in the elementary grade has told us in class that man can live in one month with water alone and no food. The organs of our body will still function from water intake, if I am not mistaken, the human body is composed of 75% water? I believe it is true.
• India
22 Sep 11
Yes hexebella you are right water gives us the energy in our body so we can live some days without food only on water but cant live without water..
• Philippines
22 Sep 11
Oh.. I don't know if I can survive without both of them. But yes, people can live with water only but not that longer.
• India
22 Sep 11
Yes people cant survive without water more than one week but they survive without food at least one month or more than one month
@aeiou78 (3457)
• Malaysia
6 Oct 11
From my understanding, foods and water are both important to make us survive. With only the water, we still can survive for a certain period. Later, we will lack of nutrition which causes the damage and failure to our internal organs. I believe anyone in this situation will not be alive at the end.
@globaldoc (860)
• Philippines
25 Sep 11
Itis so true. One will need more water than food. In fact, the lack of food will cause stomachache and perhaps injure the stomach linings. But if one goes with the lack of water, almost all complications will happen to him.
@Jlyn10 (10837)
• Malaysia
25 Sep 11
No, I have not experienced being without food for even 1 day. Maybe half a day, yes. But I believe that one can survive with only water.
• United States
24 Sep 11
Wow, personally I don't think I live without food for more than 5 hours let alone one month. I personally don't think that could be possible, but now a days anything is possible. I know that water is essential in order to keep your self properly hydrated, but food is necessary for nutrition I could just imagine the damage one might cause to their bodies going one month without food. I could guarantee you I won't be able to do it...
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
23 Sep 11
Hi fantabulus, We can live much longer without food than we can without water. Some People have lived up to six weeks without food, but we can live only a couple days without water. You can find the complete facts if you goggle it online. Blessings.
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
23 Sep 11
hi fanta, even if we skip a time's meal but i just can't be without water. Not only women, i see many men also keep the fast for 9 days during navratra in Madhya Pradesh. But all of them drink water and some go for fruit diet during the period. They also says that Goddess Durga give them the power to do the fast. Oh regarding Anna Hazare.. fanta, he's an ex-army person and they have been given proper training to go without food for two weeks. But we have seen how Anna's health affected without food but thanks he did have enough water.
@macayadann (1235)
• Philippines
23 Sep 11
Yes we can live longer but not farther. Water helps to maintain the fluidity of the systems in our body, it helps to eliminate waste and so cleanses the body. However, without the nutrients from food intake the body will be vulnerable to illnesses, the immune system will surely be defeated.
@SIMPLYD (79762)
• Philippines
23 Sep 11
In my own experience, i can go without food for a day, but not with water. You will get dehydrated without water, making your throat parched with thirst and make you feel so weak. With just water to take, you will not get hungry so much.
@derek_a (10902)
23 Sep 11
Yes, it is true, it is on record people have gone for long periods of time without food, but our bodies are made 90% out of water and we need to stay hydrated to keep our vital organs working and in good condition. I have fasted for a week and even felt a lot more alive and energetic drinking just water. Many religious people practice fasting often, but it is not something that I would want to do very often as I do enjoy eating too much! _Derek
@khat009 (62)
• Philippines
22 Sep 11
People can't live without food nor water. These are essentials or basic needs of our body. But it is true that a person can survive weeks or months without eating(food)..it is because we still have another sources for energy like fats and muscles unlike water.We don't have another source of water in our body because we excretes daily the excess..That's is why we needed to drink 8-10glasses of water daily to maintain hydrated...;)