The vocab word for the day is inediate. It means to not eat. Like if you wanted to live off of sunlight, and the cosmic energy that Traditional Indian Medicine refers to as prana.
It’s no surprise that various claims of this technique have never stood up to scientific scrutiny, but it doesn’t stop attracting peoples attention (or causing at least some people severe harm).
And then you get the winningest combination: wacky mysticism plus insane body image issues with a side of celebrity attention seeking from a second/third world native.
You get all of the elements here to add up to a clustergram of years to be spent on a therapists couch.
Thanks to The Daily Star for reminding us that we love a good train wreck.