Fasting is common in certain religions, but today more people are trying to use it as a way to lose weight. But what's happening to the body when you deprive it of food? Trace shows us why fasting may or may not be the healthy way to go.

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Ramadan Starts at Sunset With Fasting, Introspection
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/08/ramadan-begins-muslims-observe-holy-month/2497785/
"For Zainab Chami of Dearborn, the holy month of Ramadan isn't just about fasting all day from food and water - it's a time of introspection."
12 Lessons Learned from 1 Year of Intermittent Fasting
http://jamesclear.com/intermittent-fasting-lessons-learned
"Intermittent fasting is a great tool for getting strong and lean without changing your diet. But it can also seem confusing or extreme if you're not familiar with it."

3 Reasons You Need Breakfast
http://www.menshealth.com/jumpstartyourday/3-reasons-you-need-breakfast.php
"You have plenty of reasons to skip breakfast: You're sleep-deprived, you're too busy to make something, eating first thing in the morning unsettles your stomach."

How Fasting Works
http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/human-biology/fasting1.htm
"Fasting is a part of many active faiths around the globe. So what is it about this custom that has caused so many to adopt it?"

Fasting Diets
http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/guide/fasting
"Most religions use periods of fasting as a means of demonstrating faith or penitence, and an opportunity for spiritual reflection."

Depriving Yourself: The Real Benefits of Fasting
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-01-16/lifestyle/sns-201301151500--tms--premhnstr--k-i20130116-20130116_1_mark-mattson-calorie-restriction-calorie-intake
"There's a fuzz in my brain and an ache in my gut. My legs are leaden and my eyesight is blurry."

How Diabetes Works
http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/human-biology/diabetes4.htm
"Now that you know the symptoms of diabetes -- high blood glucose, excessive hunger and thirst, frequent urination -- let's look at what happens to your body during diabetes."

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http://testtube.com/pickyourpoison/deathbyradiation
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