Can people with eating disorders live long lives? what about those on a water only diet?

how long can a person live with not eating anything or should I ask can a person. if you only drink water would you say 1 week?and  Like people with anorexia ?

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A person not eating anything would live a short life.

Without food, you can last a while, 3 to 6 weeks. Without water, maybe 3 or 4 days.

If a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, then that makes me a burning truck filled with TNT hurtling through a rocket fuel depot.

Without food you will be living on stored fat, and eventually muscles are broken down.  You will also be deficient in vitamins. You might be losing 2 pounds a week if you weigh 100.  You could last for months if you started at 150. 

Hunger strikes have been known to last more than 7 weeks.

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