Before anyone says: “It’s not healthy for many people”, “That’s poor advice for lots of folk”, “You’re not medically qualified” – I know.

I’m not reporting on my 2×70 hour fasts for medical reasons. Or even for fat loss, even though I’ve dropped 8.4kg in 7 weeks.

No, I want to share what I learned about myself – in the hope it might resonate and prompt some of you to consider some changes personally and professionally.

It all started when Paul, one of my best friends, decided a couple of years ago that he wanted to drop weight and then maintain a certain level.

He’s never been obese or anything close – indeed many his age would be delighted to be in his shape.

But with 7 Grandchildren, and having achieved a significant birthday milestone, he decided to review his lifestyle and take it to another level.

Hence he tried fasting, and a year later, having fasted for 70 hours once a month, he’s in such great shape – so I thought I’d give it a go. And the results are what I’d hoped for, but I also have three unexpected benefits.

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