Having worked as the life coach for Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition, I know how gruellingly difficult it can be for some people to lose weight. People try all sorts of diets like the South Beach Diet, Hallelujah Diet, After 6 Diet, Raw Food Diet, or Juicing Diet, while others turn vegetarian. Unfortunately, many people experience limited or temporary success.
There are however 2 types of diets that have a hundred percent success rate. Let me share them with you:
The first type of diet is called “inedia,” also known as “breatharianism.” “Inedia” is the Latin word for fasting and “breatharianism,” as the name implies, is the practice of relying solely on the sustenance derived from the inhalation of air. Breatharians believe that life energy abounds in the air and that food is almost unnecessary for survival. Breatharians however still take tiny amounts of food and water on weekly intervals.
The second type of diet is called called sun-gazing or sun-eating. Sun-eaters believe that the sun radiates life energy and that they can derive nourishment from gazing at the sun and by exposing oneself to sunlight.
Some sun-eaters are also breatharians. One of the well-known sun-gazing breatharians is the Indian sage Prahiad “Mataji” Jani who claims to have survived without food and water for 70 years. On two occasions, he was investigated by a team of doctors who ascertained that he did not take any food and water during the two-week testing periods. Skeptics criticized the investigation as a sham since they claim that Mataji would at times disappear from the CCTV cameras.
Conventional science teaches us that we can survive without food for around a month and without water for less than a week. Hence, the practices of breatharianism and sun-eating carry dangerous risks. In fact, a number of cases of blindness, dehydration, malnutrition, and deaths have been attributed to the practices of breatharianism and sun-eating.
My final verdict is therefore this: While the extreme and strict practices of breatharianism and sun-eating guarantee the loss of weight, they nearly also guarantee the loss of your life. Perhaps you'll be better off just shifting to a “see-food” diet.
Me with the GMA 24 Oras Crew