Woman claims she has survived on soda and water for 50 years

Woman claims she has survived on soda and water for 50 years

Could it be true?

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When it comes to year-end, many would prefer to shed some weight so they can have that beach-ready body. 

But there's no easy way out with weight loss, well, at least not if you want to be healthy while shedding the weight. Some might say they wish they didn't eat much, so that they could lose the weight, but not eating is not at all healthy. 

For one woman, it became something of a symptom after she was struck by lightning.

"Ms. Bui Thi Loi, from Loc Ninh commune, in Vietnam’s Quang Binh Province, looks in great shape for her age, which only makes her diet that much more surprising. The elderly woman insists that she has lived on water and soft drinks for half a century and that she never craves solid foods." (Oddity Central)

She claims that she has been surviving on soda and water. 

After being struck by lightning in 1963 while climbing a mountain, she became unconscious and even after regaining consciousness, she lost her appetite. 

She ate fruit for years to satisfy her family, but she didn't feel the need for food in her diet. 

"In 1970, she shunned solid food for good, relying solely on water and soft drinks for sustenance. Her refrigerator and freezer are filled with bottles of water and sugary soft drinks." (Oddity Central)


Although she has cooked for her family, she has never eaten her food. 

Her kids are now grown and have moved out of home and her kitchen gathers dust because she doesn't eat solid food. 

"According to doctors from the Department of Nutrition at Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Hospital in Dong Hoi, the sugary soft drinks help replenish the body’s energy quickly in times of need and support the functioning of the body’s digestive system. However, they stress that soft drinks can be dangerous for human health and can lead to problems such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular diseases." (Oddity Central)

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