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17 Feb 2004

#9 days without food
Is it possible for me to go 39 days on only water and crystal light?? What are the chances I could die from this??
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Kate
Please don't subject your body to this type of starvation. You could get seriously ill and damage your health. I would strongly urge you NOT to fast like this for such a long time. If you are contemplating this drastic step to lose weight, then rather use a low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'Slimming Diet' for a copy), and combine it with regular exercise (brisk walking, running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming).
Take great care
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