This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 5 °C Tuesday 22 October, 2019
Advertisement

These women are staring at the sun as an aid to weight loss

It’s all the rage in Hong Kong.

WE’VE HEARD OF juicing. We’ve heard of the 5:2 diet. But this? Never.

Women have been spotted staring directly at the sun on a beach in Sam Ka Village, Hong Kong, in order to lose weight.

staringatsun Source: on.cc

Asian news website Coconuts reports that the women go at sunrise and sunset, hoping to ‘absorb solar energy’ as a substitute for calories from real food.

Though it sounds bonkers, the practice is not entirely unheard of – sun-gazing is said to be an “ancient therapy” that originated over 2000 years ago.

2011 documentary called Eat The Sun found that sun-gazers begin by staring at the sun for 10 seconds, then slowly increase it to 44 minutes a day in the hopes of being “cured of all mental and physical ailments” and losing the “desire or need to eat food”.

staringatsun2 Source: On.cc

It appears that’s what the women in Hong Kong believe too, with one dieter telling on.cc:

We practice sun-gazing as a substitute for eating. Some of us who have finished the therapy now eat less, and others don’t have to eat at all.

We don’t need to tell you that staring at the sun is super harmful for the eyes, and not eating anything isn’t too great for you either. Just a tip.

Written by Valerie Loftus and originally published on DailyEdge.ie

DE Syndication

Read: 9 things that would happen if Naomi Campbell was the Rose of Tralee

Read: Vogue Williams went to a ‘spanking class’ for her new RTÉ documentary

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

DailyEdge.ie

Read next:

COMMENTS (22)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel