David McIntyre is a fiction writer. He writes mostly on the post-apocalyptic world. He also loves the wilderness and has been living in the wild since he was just a teenager. His keen interest in the wilderness led him to be a part of History Channel’s Alone.
Since then McIntyre has inspired many people. He is also the winner of Alone Season 2. He won $500,000 after spending 66 days on Vancouver Island. However, living on that island wasn’t an easy task.
David had to put a lot of effort in order to live on that island. He lived there for 66 days. But those 66 days weren’t a piece of cake. Living on Vancouver Island made some negative impacts on McIntyre’s health. Because of living in that way, David lost a massive amount of weight.
How did David lose weight?
David was trying to survive on the food he could find in wild. And as you can expect that there is not much food in the wild. On some days McIntyre was lucky to find something somedays he wasn’t.
The food that was available there was fish, fruits, sometimes worms as well. This all, in turn, wasn’t good for David. On some nights, he would sleep without even eating anything. McIntyre said in his interview “There was a time when I couldn’t find food. I was hungry for 48 hours. It was like fasting for 2 days.”
He said “If by chance I would have more food, I would reserve it for the future. Because when you are in the wild alone, you don’t know what comes tomorrow. So you got to take care of everything.” These hard days caused a considerable amount of reduction in David’s weight.
How much Weight did David lose?
“I went through a rapid weight loss of about 20/25 pounds on my first few weeks. That levelled about 160, down from 195, and remained stable for two weigh-ins,” answered McIntyre, when he was asked about weight loss.
He continued, “Those rapid initial weight loss worried me, not realizing it would level off, but those fears dissolved when my weight became stable.” As soon as David left that island and returned to his family he maintained his eating.
With the passage of time. McIntyre got back to his normal shape but now with a lot of experience. He started eating normally and doing healthy exercise.
Where is David McIntyre now?
Well, as of now, McIntyre is chilling with his family. He is again fit, fine, and living a healthy life. However, he does go outside in the wild for a day or two. Because this is what he loves the most. He finds himself complete there.
Wilderness is a beautiful place. No doubt. It is where we meet nature in its original form. But it can be sometimes harmful as well. Because, we humans, are now civilized and are adopted to cities and villages.
David, however, is an exception. But even he was given a tough time by nature. So if you want to live in the wild make sure that someone like David is with you and do not extend your time of stay more than a week.