Once in a crisis situation, we must strive to overcome it and, above all, be able to get rid of depression, since in an extreme hungry regime, as never before, only rational and active activity is needed. The life of people depends on it.
Starvation transitions in extreme situations and emergency survival conditions.
It takes time and effort to get food, the food obtained can be small, it can turn out to be inedible and cause stomach diseases and, as a result, loss of strength. Cases of complete dystrophy are known, despite the presence of edible plants. With therapeutic dosed starvation, patients, not taking any food for 20-30 days or more, drinking only up to 2.5 liters of water per day, gained health, vitality and optimism.
Of course, a person, undergoing feasible loads, gradually physically weakens, but much more slowly than with very small and insufficient nutrition. In addition, after recovery, the body does not remain weakened, but, on the contrary, becomes stronger. Knowing this, the group left without food should not be particularly worried: having water, it will be able to safely reach a safe place and housing, and after 15 and 20 days, continuing the transition in a forced hunger regime.
Do not force movement; conform to breathing. Let it not bother you that it’s more difficult to go than on a full stomach (especially 3-5 days after the start of fasting). Forces will be enough for a long time. With a moderate pace of movement (about 4 km / h) and an average load, the body spends less than 3-4 thousand kcal per day, and loses weight on average in the absence of food no more than 500-800 g. For a person with a normal weight loss of 25 % of the total weight is harmless.
It should be noted that hunger will torment you for no more than 3-4 days, since after that the body switches to food with its own fat reserves. This so-called endogenous nutrition is sufficiently complete to ensure human life. But temporarily, more often in the morning, a feeling of weakness may appear. After a week, within one day or even several hours, the well-being improves significantly, the feeling of physical weakness disappears, and cheerfulness appears.
Physical performance during fasting, provided that the active motor mode is maintained, can remain at the initial level for a long time. However, fatigue during muscle work occurs faster, and a longer period of rest is required. Set yourself up for the fact that food will not appear soon. And you won’t be hungry. Try not to think about food, treat conversations about food indifferently, abstractly, do not fix attention on this.
If you meet a lot of berries or other edible plants along the way, for example on a halt, pick them up. They may come in handy for recovery. But do not be tempted to eat at least some berries until you come to the end point of the route and start the recovery. The body, being on an internal starvation diet, will be disoriented, the release of gastric juice will begin, which can lead to exhaustion and a rapid breakdown. Harvested berries and fruits for recovery must be inviolable..
Based on the book Methods of Autonomous Human Survival in Nature.
Maslov A.G., Konstantinov Yu.S., Latchuk V.G..