Sun Eating

From Hong Kong comes the latest fad in dieting. It's called "sun eating" or "sun gazing". You stand outside and stare at the setting sun, thereby consuming it's solar energy, which reduces (or even entirely eliminates) your body's need for food. Says one sun eater, "Some of us who have finished the therapy now eat less, and others don’t have to eat at all."

The concept seems very similar to the practice of breatharianism (or inedia), whose practitioners believe that it's possible to live without food, subsisting only on air and sunlight. For obvious reasons, serious practitioners of breatharianism don't tend to live very long. The ones that cheat, however, stick around to spread the word.

Of course, it's possible that the fad of sun eating is entirely a creation of the media (i.e., a reporter took a few pictures of people looking at a sunset, then claimed they were "sun eating"). It's hard to know what the truth is with these things.

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     Posted By: Alex - Thu Sep 10, 2015
     Category: Fads | Food

Frankly, I prefer the morning sun. It has more of a light citrus taste compared to the heavier reddish evening sun.
Posted by RobK on 09/10/15 at 11:18 AM
If their body is nourished by the sun, shouldn't they remove their long clothes and put the umbrella away?
Posted by Yudith on 09/10/15 at 12:30 PM
I see where you're going, Alex. The original story comes from China and may have been a bit tongue in cheek but lost in translation. The original report may be more like the spaghetti harvest in Ticino as reported by the BBC.
Posted by KDP on 09/10/15 at 03:27 PM
The favorite diet of Darwin Award winners!! :cheese:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/10/15 at 04:31 PM
This may actually work once their vegetative state has taken root. Though, they may need a bit of water from time to time.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/10/15 at 11:19 PM
I spent some time in China a few years back.

In many Asian countries, having light skin is a sign of your social status (office job vs. farming or manual labor). These women are wearing long sleeves and standing behind umbrella to avoid too much sun!
Posted by Gary on 10/09/15 at 03:39 AM
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