My most failed nutritional experiment

Alexei Sorokin
3 min readMar 31

I had long stretches when I was borderline overweight in my adult years, but I never had significant weight problems. But I’ve experimented a lot with my nutrition. My metabolism is not fast. I easily gain weight if I don’t think about what I eat. Even now, when I run seventy miles weekly, I still can’t be careless about my nutrition.

Fasting. I was never into intermittent fasting, but I attempted 36-hour fasts. The last one was about four years ago, and I did them more often in my twenties. Why? No reason. Because why not. By midday, you get hungry, then you get…

Alexei Sorokin

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