Sharon Osbourne admits she goes 'at least three days a week' without eating
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Sharon Osbourne has revealed a shocking aspect of how she eats.
The star of The Osbournes made the admission on her podcast in a conversation with her son Jack, 37.
Sharon, 70, had previously undergone dramatic weight loss using the weight loss drug Ozempic, but said that this was not the only factor in her weight loss.
Sharon and Jack had been discussing how to prepare for a potential apocalypse, as you do.
Jack was talking about how important food security is to maintaining society.
He said: "If you have something that someone wants, they'll kill you for it. You know how far away we are as a society from complete and utter breakdowns? Nine meals.
"When you break it down, you are nine meals away from complete and utter breakdown."
Jack echoed Soviet revolutionary and leader Vladimir Lenin, who is attributed as saying: "Every society is three meals away from chaos".
Jack continued: "That's three days of breakfast, lunch and dinner. That goes away for people, they go three days without eating, they will murder each other, their neighbours, everything."
But Sharon seemed unfazed by the idea of not eating for three days, making a shocking revelation.
She said: "God, I do that every week. At least three days without eating."
The practice of not eating has become known as 'intermittent fasting', a health craze which has become increasingly popular.
Sharon recently sat down with Piers Morgan to discuss her Ozempic journey.
She told the TalkTV host: "I didn’t want to go this thin. It just happened."
Sharon explained: "You can’t stay on it forever. I’ve lost 42 pounds now, and it’s just enough."
The Ozempic injection suppresses a person's appetite by mimicking the hormone that is released after eating, making people feel full.
"You don’t throw up physically, but you have that feeling," said of the drug.
"I was about two to three weeks where I felt nauseous the whole time. You get very thirsty, and you don’t eat."
Common side effects of the jab include nausea and diarrhoea with studies indicating that side-effects are 'mild' and 'subside with time'.
There is evidence that intermittent fasting can improve health by creating a calorie deficit resulting in weight loss.
The NHS has previously issued information on the '16/8' rotation for intermittent fasting. This means that you give yourself an eight hour window in which to eat every day, and abstain from food for the other 16 hours, rather than not eating at all on certain days.
Crucial in this is not skipping breakfast, and eating meals regularly during the time where you are eating.
And of course all the usual advice on a balanced diet including lots of fruit of veg, as well as combining it with an active lifestyle, still applies.