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Meet The Man Who Fasted For 382 Days, His Desire Was Granted But With Pains

Learn about Angus Barbieri, a Scottish man who was 27 years old at the time of his 382-day fast in 1965, during which he subsisted solely on coffee, tea, electrolyte liquids, and vitamin supplements. As of the time of his admission, Barbierbi weighed 456 pounds and was admitted to the Maryfield Hospital in Dundee. Although the doctors initially planned short fasts for him, he decided to continue for a while because he had adjusted well to his new lifestyle and wanted to reach his ideal weight as quickly as possible.

In total, he lost 276 pounds throughout his fast, which came to an end on June 11, 1966, when he reached his desired weight of 180 pounds. A case study indicated that, despite having an average blood sugar concentration of 30 mg/dL (1.7 mmol/1 liter) during the fast (compared to an average person's level of 80-140 mg/dL), Barbieri was able to go about his daily business and experienced no negative effects, according to Wikipedia.

As far as I'm concerned, this is an astounding display of human determination: Having the determination to persevere in the face of obstacles in order to achieve a certain goal or aim


Both of these photos are of Angus before and after his fast.

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angus_Barbieri%27s_fast

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