Valeria Lukyanova, also known on the internet as the Human Barbie, has gained fame by looking like the famous doll through “plastic surgery, makeup and Photoshop techniques.” She has many followers on Instagram and over 994,000 Facebook fans. She has recently revealed that in order to keep her Barbie-like figure, she has followed a diet called Breatharianism. This is the belief that humans can live off of light and air.
Achieving a Barbie Body
Lukyanova did not start her Breatharianism right away. She had to train “herself to require smaller and smaller amounts of food, with the goal of giving up sustenance entirely.” Breatharians believe that they get their nutrition through light and air alone just like plants, but plants also need water and Breatharians seem to also believe that humans do not need that much. But, of course, doctors do not recommend taking this course of diet (or lack thereof) and it has been reported that Breatharianism has “been linked to several deaths as adherents actually starved themselves to death.” Plus, humans and plants are not the same. A physician has said that “plants have what are called chloroplasts that contain chlorophyll and they have the ability to capture energy from the sunlight,” but “humans don’t have chlorophyll or chloroplasts.” What humans need to do is “derive energy from external sources, that can be either fat or protein or carbohydrates, but it can’t be sunlight.”
When Proper Diet and Exercise Alone Are Not Enough
It is common sense that in order to get a desired body shape, a proper healthy diet and exercise is the way to go. But, for some that is not enough. At Dr. Angelchik’s practice, he offers body contouring and liposuction procedures that are sure to help a potential patient get the body he/she wants. If diet and exercise is not enough for you and need extra help, contact Dr. Angelchik’s office to set up an appointment for a consultation.