A bodybuilder sparked controversy after revealing that he included urine in his daily diet and that the change has made him feel “more alive and energetic.”
This is the Canadian John DePass, 46, who in 1997 represented his country in the bodybuilding competition called Mr. Universe after adapting to a lifestyle in which he consumed 5,000 calories per day and many hours of gym, as detailed Infobae and Daily Mail.
However, 30 years later, DePass changed completely, as he now has three children and works as a personal trainer.
Months ago, chronic pain began to affect him and he opted to drink his own urine to combat it.
“I have been experimenting with urine for the last two years and that has increased my standard of living considerably in the last few months,” he told Daily Mail.
He added that he currently consumes about 3,000 calories a week, from Monday to Friday all he takes is urine. and sometimes it includes a fruit or vegetable smoothie. While on weekends he prefers homemade food.
John DePass works as a personal trainer.
“On Fridays I have fruit and a smoothie, on Saturdays I reintroduce vegetables. On Sundays I try to eat meat and pasta, rice or potatoes. Sometimes I also eat vegan cookies or ice cream for dessert, “he said.
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According to DePass, after this he begins a fast that ends when he consumes his urine, a custom that his family rejected for some time.
“My wife has overcome her initial disgust and judgment on me, and has come to see how my life has benefited. Although it is not joining me in the drink, it is no longer an additional resistance. I was so afraid of ridicule, of the opinions of others, that really stopped me. Even my wife and children didn’t know it at first, “he explained.
DePass with his family.
According to DePass, that habit helped him lose 15 kilos and disappear the chronic pain he had while being a bodybuilder, as well as other discomforts he suffered while practicing the sport.
“A couple of years ago I started cutting back on my meat and noticed changes immediately. The pain began to lessen in almost a day or two. I slept better, I felt better. My body is now more alive, energetic, vibrant. I can communicate better, I can express myself better. I am more aware and sleep better ”, he added.
DePass said his clients often recommend other options to lose weight and reduce pain, but if none works, he chooses to talk to them about consuming urine as an alternative.