Former NFL OT Russell Okung Says He Lost Over 100 Pounds By Fasting For 40 Days

Former NFL offensive tackle Russell Okung revealed Monday that he lost over 100 pounds thanks to an insane fasting regiment.

Okung included before and after photos of himself via his Twitter page and discussed the benefits he experienced from fasting for 40 straight days, while intaking nothing but water:

The 34-year-old Okung spent 11 seasons (2010-2020) in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers and Carolina Panthers and was apart of the Super Bowl XLVIII team with the Seattle Seahawks in 2013.

Okung was a standout tackle at Oklahoma State, leading the Seahawks to select him with the No. 6 pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. He spent his first six seasons as the Seahawks’ starting left tackle, making the Pro Bowl in 2012.


Over the final five seasons of his career, Okung bounced around quite a bit, spending one season in Denver, three with the Chargers and one in Carolina.

Okung earned his second and final Pro Bowl nod as a Charger in 2017 when he started 15 games at left tackle.

Among the health issues Okung dealt with was a pulmonary embolismbrought on by blood clots in his lungs during the 2019 offseason.

Now, Okung is seemingly in excellent health, and he is aiming to attempt another fast in the future.