Rishi Sunak is fasting, 36 hours without eating. Someone tried it to prove if it really works
The British Prime Minister says he is fasting. Every week starts from 5 pm on Sunday until 5 am on Tuesday. This is part of a rigorous wellness routine. 36 hours without calories. Only water and tea.
Known as the monk diet, proponents of this regime claim it increases concentration, longevity, immunity and improves discipline. A study published by researchers at Harvard Medical School in 2020 found that it can improve the body's defenses against oxidative stress and increase resistance to disease.
The NYTimes reporter tried it to find out if it really works?
Roisin Kelly tried a 36 hour fast to test it.
"I'm in the theater and I'm so engrossed in the show that I can't think of food. Except for some chocolate I find at the bottom of the bag and the noise of its packaging bothers me.
Common advice when fasting is to cut back on exercise. But I don't do that because I don't like to interrupt my routine. But when you train you eat so much.
It is evening. The movie I put on to watch reminds me of sitting on the sofa and eating something. Difficult dog. But it is a test of strength of character. I will make it.
My fast is finally over. Breakfast is usually something ordinary:
yogurt and berries, porridge or eggs. I want to eat them all", these are the thoughts in the head of someone who tried and succeeded.