The Women Sleeping Their Lives Away to Lose Weight – Broadly


Published in Broadly VICE AU, June 6 2017.

by Sammi Taylor

The “Sleeping Beauty Diet” involves the use of sleep to avoid hunger, with some advocates going as far as sedating themselves. It’s been around for decades, but the fad is still going strong on pro-anorexia blogs.

If you’re not awake, you’re not eating cake. So goes the Sleeping Beauty diet, an extreme dieting practice that pairs sedation with starvation.

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