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Women turn to ‘mirror fasting’

world Updated: Aug 20, 2012 23:57 IST

Women are giving up gazing at their reflection in the mirrors in an attempt to stop obsessing over the way they look in a new trend that has been dubbed as ‘mirror fasting’, it has been revealed.

The new movement, which was started in the US by a group of female bloggers, recommends people to abstain from staring at their reflection in mirror.

It also includes avoiding looking at reflections in computer screens and shop windows.

“I’d become aware that I had a mirror face,” Telegraph quoted Autumn Whitefield-Madrano, a 36-year-old freelance writer based in Queens, New York, as telling The Observer.

“Whenever I saw my reflection I’d open my eyes a little wider, suck in my cheeks a little and tip my chin down in an effort to make myself look more like I wanted to. It made me feel vain,” she said. Whitefield-Madrano began her first ‘mirror-fast’ in May 2011.