In Scotland a man has lost over 100 pounds due to the complete refusal of food. An incredible story of weight loss Angus Barbieri was described in a medical journal Postgraduate Medical Journal in 1974.
In 1973, the students of the University of Dundee conducted an unusual study. They watched the 27-year-old Scot, who lost a lot of weight, refusing food for 1 year and 17 days. Previously, he weighed 206 pounds, and at the end of the experiment the number on the scales was equal to 88.
“I wasn’t going to starve for so long, but my body quickly adapted to the new conditions. I didn’t eat and were doing fine without food. In the end, I got into the Guinness Book of records as the person who fasted the longest,”– said in an interview with reporters Angus Barbieri.
The man took large amounts of vitamins, drank a lot of water without gas, coffee and tea. Of course, all this was without sugar. In his diet also consisted of yeast, the complex, which includes potassium and sodium. It is noteworthy that in the toilet at-large Angus walked 37 times in 48 days.
After fasting, he began to eat normally. Its weight in the subsequent five years added only five pounds.
“I had almost forgotten the taste of food, so we enjoyed every bite. To eat, I missed one boiled eggs,” said the man.
Died Angus Barbieri in 1990, at the time of his death he was 51 years old.
Note that nutritionists do not advise to repeat this life-threatening experiment and resort to long-term starvation. Be sure to check with your doctor, because even in a short period of abstinence from food need to be observed by the physicians.
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