'Breatharian' claims to eat nothing but the odd mint for MONTHS at a time – insisting he survives on AIR

Khai Ho, who works as a pizza delivery driver, says he's never felt hunger while food has apparently never appealed to him.

The 38-year-old, from Birkenhead, Liverpool, reckons he collects all the nutrients he needs from the air and can survive on 100 calories a week.

He claims his commitment to the Hindu form of meditation enables him to give up food for three months at a time.

Khai, who weighs a healthy 13 stone, says he only eats mints to stop the "bitter taste" in his mouth.

And despite delivering hot food to people every day, Khai says he never feels tempted by it – and even claims to be happier and healthier for it.

He said: "I have never really felt hunger and never took much interest in food as a child.

"My mum was always worried about me and still is, she often cooks for me and I have to tell her not to bother as I won't touch it."

Khai says he stopped eating and drinking regularly around four years ago, and now believes he looks half his age.

He continued: "Before that I was maybe eating every three or four days but now I can go months without food or water and even then only have a mint or so to take away any bitter taste in my mouth.


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“I would strongly disagree with it,” she said.

“We have nutritional guidelines because we need nutrients every day."

Amanda said she strongly advises against following a “breatharian” diet as “no one can defy the laws of physics like that”.

She added: “We need protein for maintenance and growth of muscles and tissue in our body, we need vitamins, we need minerals.

“Sailors got scurvy in the 1700s because they didn’t have enough vitamin C.

“So if you don’t eat vitamin C your teeth fall out and your wounds don’t heal.

“There would be very visible signs – we have all seen those tragic pictures of children with malnutrition in countries where they have famine.

“If they were surviving on very little food they would have deficiency symptoms, it is just fact.

“It is not possible to survive as a breatharian.”

Amanda added that a lack of vital nutrients and minerals and malnutrition causes a woman’s periods to stop, preventing her from becoming pregnant.

“Your body would have protected itself against a pregnancy because you wouldn’t be able to sustain one,” she added.

"It's an amazing feeling, I'm fully conscious of my mind and I've never felt so great. I'm fully aware of my surroundings.

"People think I'm crazy but incredible at the same time."

Khai claims that he gathers his nutrients from the sunlight around him and that he can even take in moisture that he needs from the air.

Inedia or breatharianism is the belief that it is possible for a person to live without consuming food or water.

Khai only eats small amounts of food and little water while mainly surviving on mints or chewing gum for a fresh taste.

Breatharians claim that food, and in some cases water, are not necessary for survival, and that humans can be sustained solely by prana, the vital life force in Hindu religion.

Khai claims that since embracing this unusual way of life, a previous liver problem has also improved, as well as saving money on food shopping.

He does however say that if he was to meet the love of his life he would at least give a romantic meal a try.

But it does make his social life a little more difficult, he added.

Khai said: "When I meet up with friends I normally arrange to do something else like shopping or going for walks as when we go for food I sit there while everyone else tucks in.
"I would never try and stop people eating around me because everyone is free to do as they want.

He does however say that if he was to meet the love of his life he would at least give a romantic meal a try.

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