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Can someone consume too much watermelon?

  1. peeples profile image94
    peeplesposted 5 years ago

    Can someone consume too much watermelon?

    I have been getting my body prepared for a one day fast. Well mostly a fast. No food, just a vitamin, water, and watermelon. I know the watermelon will help me keep the will power to not eat because it has some flavor to it. So is it possible to eat too much watermelon? Can it make me sick?

  2. carol3san profile image61
    carol3sanposted 5 years ago

    I believe that too much of a good thing is not necessarily  a good thing.  I would cut the melon in half, focus on only one half of it, and put the other half away.  Cut your half into 4 quarters. Eat all 4 quarters during the day you are fasting.  I suggest breakfast, lunch, dinner, and 1 piece for a snack.  Drink your water in-between. I wouldn't do this beyond one day due to nutritional concerns.

  3. 4wardthinker profile image79
    4wardthinkerposted 5 years ago

    Interesting question! I would like to know also. My sister and I split a whole watermelon one night and each ate our half in one setting ( about 1 hr. time). We didn't get sick, but we sure had to go back and forth to the bathroom. I wouldn't recommend eating it at night if you are a sound sleeper. Sorry this is the best advice I can give you on this one. Best of luck to you on the fast!

  4. ChristinS profile image96
    ChristinSposted 5 years ago

    I didn't do this for fasting, but when I was pregnant with my first son I had hyperemesis (extreme nausea and vomiting) the full 9 months.  In the summer I was extremely pregnant and the only thing I could often hold down at all was watermelon.  I ate TONS of the stuff and baby and I were just fine as soon as he was born.  I believe for one day of fasting you'll be fine.  I was eating like 3 melons  a week sometimes with him - the big ones! It took me several years to look at a watermelon again after he came.  All I know is thank goodness my second baby didn't do that to me!

  5. Mittalmailbox profile image70
    Mittalmailboxposted 5 years ago

    I don't think it will make u sick. Watermelon have 92% of water and 6% of sugar. So you are just taking water and sugar solution, just eat it according to your capacity it will not harm you.

  6. Esther Deihl profile image61
    Esther Deihlposted 5 years ago

    If you were planning on tackle ten watermelons that day, then I would be concerned but this water-rich fruit is one of the most nutritious fruits and it is recommended to be eaten by itself without mixing with other fruits (all melons in general). It's a potent alkalinizing agent and most natural cancer treatments recommend it. It's only one day, and there shouldn't be any concerns about overeating it, but some about undereating, so listen to your body and honor it! Good luck.

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    Jade0215posted 5 years ago

    I've eaten a whole watermelon before in one sitting and I didn't get sick. I don't know about eating any more than that, it's mostly water so it can't be too harmful.

  8. Darknlovely3436 profile image82
    Darknlovely3436posted 5 years ago

    however, eating too much of anything usually makes a person sick to the stomach

  9. Abby Campbell profile image95
    Abby Campbellposted 4 years ago

    I think for one day, you'll be fine. One watermelon (15" long x 8" in diameter) contains approximately 1,400 calories and 300 grams of sugar alone. So, you wouldn't want to do this for a great length of time.

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    himani guptaposted 4 years ago

    It is said that watermelon have about 92% of water in its make up along with 6-7% sugar and merely 1-3 % of prteins and vitamins. And a minimum proportion of intake of vitamins, proteins and carbohydrates is must for the proper functioning of our body. So if it is for 1 time it is definitely of no harm but if taken for 1-2 subsequent days it will obviously lead to illness as body will be deprived of its essential requirements