Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Living on Light -

I have not posted on this blog for a while as I have been working on the follow up book to - Get Slim Stay Slim – Permanently, due out in time to trim up for next years' summer holidays.

And of course, I have had the final edits to complete for my 3rd paranormal novel - 'Lost Souls of the Dark'. Set in Ireland, the story revolves around a demoniacally possessed house that likes to kill people.

Back to the point of this post.

I read an article in the Guardian newspaper the other day that I simply had to share with the readers of this blog.

This is probably the worst idea when it comes to nutrition that I have ever heard of.

It simply beggars belief that anyone would want to do this.

What am I talking about?


A woman in Seattle, Naveena Shine, has gone without food for 47 days in an attempt to prove it is possible to 'live on light'. I believe her original idea was to go without food 100 days, though it would appear she cut her experiment short.

A well-known exponent of this – in my opinion – misguided dietary system, is
Jasmuheen - born Ellen Greve. She advocates the idea that it is possible for a person to live without food or water, and claims to have lived on 'light' for several years, but failed to do so during a 10 day experiment for an Australian television program.

As a method of reducing weight it is not only extremely dangerous, and could ultimately end in death, as it has in at least 4 cases, it is going to teach the subconscious nothing about how to achieve weight goals in a healthy and timely way.

There is also another diet around called the Fast Diet, it advises to the dieter to eat a breakfast of 300 calories, and then no more food until the following day (but does include the intake of fluids) for 3 days out of 7. On the remaining 5 days, eat normally.

Although the diet is called the Fast Diet, it is not starvation, which is the only word I can think of when it comes to Breatharianism.

Naveena Shine does not suggest that anyone else try out her experiment, and is now eating normally.

Jasmuheen, however – is.

It is worth reading both the Guardian article about Naveena Shine, and Wikipedias' section on Jasmuheen. I have included the links to both at the end of this article.

Starving yourself to reduce weight is never the answer. Hunger simply teaches your subconscious that without food you are very unhappy, and at risk of becoming ill. As the subconscious mind is dedicated to your happiness and well-being, this method has absolutely no chance of long-term success.

As I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist, and not a Nutritionist, I do not endorse any one diet method. I do believe though that using fad diets to reduce excess weight will always result in failure. Fad Diets may be a 'fast track' way to reducing weight, but you are not changing the way your subconscious thinks when it comes to eating food.

And that's ultimately what Get Slim Stay Slim – Permanently is all about, reducing your excess weight, safely and permanently by harnessing your powerful subconscious mind to achieve weight reduction success in a healthy and sustainable way.

If you are thinking about going on a 'quick fix fad diet', my advice – don't.

It won't teach your subconscious anything about maintaining the weight reduction you might achieve. Instead, harness your subconscious mind to help you make better choices in portion control, and the type of food you eat that way you will avoid the misery of yo-yoing weight loss and regain.

If you let it work for you in the right way, your own subconscious mind is the most useful weapon you have in your fight to reduce excess weight, and keep it from ever coming back again.

My mother used to say 'you can't live on fresh air alone' – she was so right!

Wishing you continued success in your weight reduction programme.

Josephine Sanchez-Vanner

other books by Josephine Sanchez-Vanner

The Warlock's Woman – A beautiful physic and a yummy ghost fight an evil warlock to save the physic's soul.

Half Blood – This time the vampires are the good guys. Paranormal Book of the year 2013 & Adventure Book of the year 2013