The Curious Case of the Man Who Ate Nothing For Over a Year

Yes, he lost a lot of weight and yes, he survived. Here’s how he did it.

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In June 1965, a 27-year-old Scottish man weighing 456lb (207kg) decided to stop eating until he reached his desired weight of 180lb (82kg). Angus Barbieri ate nothing whatsoever for 382 days, achieved his goal, and lived to tell the tale.

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Maria Cross

MSc. Registered nutritionist, specialising in diet, gut, and mental health. Visit AllYouCanEat.Org.UK for free brain food guide, or to book a consultation

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