A life back on track

This is just a short note to say thank you. My name is Tim, I live in South Africa and after a divorce 4 years ago I fell into a poor lifestyle after being a competitive athlete for many years. Bad diet, excessive drinking and no outlet for stress led to some moderate weight gain, but more importantly a general and drastic drop in my health and well being.

I developed acid reflux that would wake me up in the middle of the night with a shock, choking on my own vomit and gasping for air. The thought of going to the gym or a bike ride was quickly counteracted with take-out food and a bottle of wine or several beers. I had developed a steady drinking habit and couldn't remember a day when I hadn’t had a drink (or several). A problem that had been brewing for the last 10 years.

On the 9th of July 2018, I did my first fast, a 48-hour Snake Juice fast at your recommendation after watching a few of your YouTube videos. I have fasted every single day since, routinely 20 hours with a 4 hour eating window and extended fasts which have included 5 X 48 hours and a 72 hour, which is my longest so far.

As of yesterday (27 days in), I've lost 8kgs (17 pounds) and my body fat percentage has dropped from 19% to 14%. I am back on my bike for up to 10 hours per week, and in the gym 2-3 times a week on non-cycling days. I am 100% alcohol, refined sugar and gluten free and the acid reflux has completely dissapeared. It has changed my life in so many ways, even in the unbelievably short amount of time I've been doing it.

My girlfriend has also been following the Snake Diet and has also seen incredible results. She has cancer and in addition to all the other health befits of fasting, we are employing it as an alternative practice to fighting the disease. She is doing regular dry fasts, something I am gearing up to and will definitely be doing in the coming weeks. My elder sister started this morning and has commited to giving it a good go. I've sent her all the link of yours that inspired me and I'm going to coach and support her through it with what I've learned from you. That's it. Thank you for the work you are doing, don't ever stop, you're changing lives everyday. And remember, GET THAT FUCKIN' FAT IN YA!

-Tim Beckerling