A Man Who Refused to Eat for 382 Days and Lost 275 Pounds

The lengths people will go to lose weight is sometimes scary. You’ve heard of those questionable diet pills, teas, and even body creams that supposedly help you burn fat. But one of the most dangerous ways to slim down is prolonged fasting, and one man took it to the extreme when he stopped eating altogether for over a year! Angus Barbieri holds the Guinness World Record for the longest hunger strike, which lasted 382 days. Even now scientists don’t quite understand how he could live without food for such a long time and not harm his health. Most scientists are convinced that giving up food for more than 40 days can be extremely dangerous for our health. So, what was this man’s reason for doing something this risky and how he could live for such a long time without food?Other videos you might like:Exercise 8 Minutes Before Bed, See What Happens In a Month Yoga Poses That'll Make Your Stomach Flat Will Happen If You Eat Nothing for 7 Days he decided to refuse food 0:52His drinks 2:08Why he had to leave his job 3:04How much weight he lost 3:39What was his first meal 4:06Did he manage to stay slim? 5:09What allowed Barbieri to survive without food 5:54“Starvation mechanism” 6:53Is fasting harmful? 8:43#fasting #weightloss #brightsidePreview photo credit: Angus Barbieri before and after fast: By Evening Telegraph/Wikipedia, Fair use is created by Bright Side.Music by Epidemic SoundSUMMARY:- In 1965, 27-year-old Angus Barbieri checked himself into Maryfield Hospital in Dundee, Scotland. His weight at the time was 456 pounds. He told the doctors that he was ready to refuse food to lose weight.- At first, Barbieri wasn’t planning on fasting for too long. But days turned into weeks that turned into months. Barbieri kept on refusing food past the 40-day limit because he said that he felt okay.- For the entire duration of this unconventional weight-loss journey, Barbieri took potassium, sodium, and vitamin supplements since he wasn’t getting any nutrients from food.- The vitamin diet seemed to be working alright since Barbieri didn’t experience any problems that would require him to remain in the hospital. - He only had to go to the hospital regularly to get tests done. And the doctors did, in fact, notice a very low level of glucose in his blood. - On July 11, 1966, Angus Barbieri’s headline-making fast finally ended. After 382 days, the now unrecognizable man had lost a whopping 276 pounds. He’d reached his goal weight of 180 pounds. - At the end of his fast, Barbieri was looking forward to a vacation in Spain and a gradual return to eating with a careful eye on keeping his weight stable.- But what really stunned everyone was that he was able to keep the weight off! But once Barbieri went back to eating normal meals, he only gained 15 pounds. - In theory, the human body can live on these fat stores until they run out. But after that, you get into really dangerous territory because it’ll start feeding on the muscles.- People who start fasting often notice that at the initial stage, they have an unusual clarity of thought, almost as if their brains are working more efficiently. - To this day, there’s no scientific proof that fasting for longer than 40 days can do any good. In fact, there’s more proof that it’s extremely harmful. - But we can see the case of Angus Barbieri’s record-breaking fast as proof that the human body is a fascinating mechanism to say the least! Subscribe to Bright Side : Social Media:Facebook: Crafts Youtube: News----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------For more videos and articles visit:

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