Dieting extremities I’ve failed at because they were silly extremities

I attempted them even though I’d never suffered from obesity. Slightly overweight? Yes. When I have extra pounds, they can be seen in a) my waist, not so much my belly but the sides of my waist, b) my tits, c) my face. But, as I said, I’ve never faced major struggles with my weight or body image. Still, I attempted these experiments. I consider most of them to be failures. In hindsight, they just seem strange, unnatural, and unjustified.

  • Fasting for 36 hours (water allowed). I’ve done it a few times. Some…



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Alexei Sorokin

A Russian immigrant in America, father of 4, Cambridge and Harvard Business School alum. I run and write every day.