Former Seahawks offensive lineman Russell Okung says he fasted for 40 DAYS to shed playing weight

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2023-06-08 22:08:50  • 2 mins

Russell Okung weighed more than 330 pounds during his NFL career as an offensive lineman.

Now, the former longtime Seahawks tackle is far slimmer - and he's credited an extreme process in getting him there.

Okung revealed in a lengthy Twitter thread on Monday that he'd lost more than 100 pounds since his retirement in 2020 by fasting for 40 days, consuming nothing but water.

'Fasting isn't just about weight loss. It's about regeneration, healing & self-discovery,' he wrote on Twitter. 'In quieting my physical hunger, I unlocked mental clarity and spiritual revelation. A total reset.

'As an elite athlete, I was always told to eat big, stay strong. I never questioned it. But breaking away, embracing fasting, it changed everything. I'm not just lighter in weight; I'm lighter in spirit.

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