I have a difficult relationship with food. I love, love food but hate, hate it for what it is doing to my body. Shout out to you if you’re on the same -heavy- boat! But as difficult as the situation is, I don’t think I’ll be able to break up with food. Not now. Not EVER. But some people actually did. Oh yes, they did!
Think about this. What if you could squeeze out all the vitamins and minerals that your body needs in every meal and eat only those? Leaving out all the extra fat, cholesterol, and other things that your body probably doesn’t need.
Would you do it? Rob Rhinehart did.
Mind you, he’s not a doctor nor a nutritionist. He’s just a regular guy with this crazy idea and was crazy enough to actually do it.
He basically bought all the nutrients (raw form or otherwise) that his body gets from food and mixed them together for a food-but-not-food juice he calls Soylent.
The result? As he said on his blog, he felt better, could run longer distances, and his concentration improved. As per his blog post, he’s now an occasional eater and lives off only on Soylent.
(Picture from Washington Post)
Cool, huh? I *might* actually do this if there are no long term side effects. On the other hand, I don’t know how long he could sustain this. But whatever, it’s his body! For more details you could check out his blog here.
As if she could not be any weirder. This real-life Barbie who is also known (although less) for her songs and for her diet. A lot of the online blogs and articles say that after being in a juice-only diet she’s now on a water-only diet.
(Picture from here)
That’s not the weird part!
Her water diet is actually only a preparation for her sunlight-only diet! Oh boy, I don’t know what would happen to her 18″ waist. Well I don’t even know if she’ll survive.
But apparently this is a thing…
I got curious. Could you actually live off of sunlight? So a new tab and a search with keywords “eating sunlight for food” later, I found out that there are actually a lot of them and there is already a dedicated Wikipedia entry for Inedia or more specifically Breatharians aka people who live off on sunlight. They believe that the body already has what it needs to sustain itself and only needs light for energy. Most of them do it for religious or spiritual reasons, like one step higher than lent.
But this is not for me. Since writing this post, I’ve already had a sausage McMuffin with egg, a hashbrown, 3 cups of coffee, chicken and rice; and still is totally in love with food. 😀
Would you try these extreme diets? Love or hate food? I’d love to hear from you. Share your thoughts by commenting below! 🙂