Sportsman fasts for mental sharpness

Desmond Koh
Desmond Koh

When his gym buddy showed up at his home before their workout, it was natural for former Olympian and national swimmer Desmond Koh to offer his friend breakfast. The friend said no and told him he was on intermittent fasting.

"When I heard about it, I was perplexed," the 45-year-old, a managing director at BNP Paribas, said. "I had grown up thinking that I always had to have breakfast."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 09, 2018, with the headline 'Sportsman fasts for mental sharpness'. Print Edition | Subscribe