Forget about the Mediterranean diet, the Weight Watchers diet or any other of the trendy diets – there’s a now food-free diet. Married couple Akahi Ricardo and Camila Castello live a “breatharian” lifestyle and believe they are sustained by the “energy of the universe.”
While the media branded their diet as a “food-free diet,” it’s not like Akahi Ricardo and Camila Castello eat nothing. The married couple, 36- and 34-years-old respectively, survive by only eating a piece of fruit or vegetable broth three times a week.
Akahi Ricardo and Camila Castello believe humans can safely survive without food and be sustained solely by the “energy that exists in the universe and in themselves,” according to the Daily Mail.
While their food-free diet and lifestyle may seem bizarre to many, the most shocking thing is that Camila Castello only ate solids five times during her nine-month pregnancy and gave birth to a perfectly healthy baby boy.
The mother-of-two and her husband, who live between California and Ecuador, believe eating vegetable broth or fruit only a handful of times per week is enough to live.
The “breatharian” lifestyle allows the married couple to not only feel “healthier” and “happier,” but also manage their family budget more efficiently, as they save on grocery bills.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Camila Castello revealed that she and her husband, Akahi Ricardo, had not eaten anything at all for three years, but now the couple switched to eating only “occasionally” to be more sociable or if they “simply want to taste a fruit.”
The proud mother-of-two believes that the food-free diet can be practiced by humans “as long as they are the connected to the energy that exists in all things and through breathing.”
Akahi Ricardo and Camila Castello have already forgotten what hunger feels like as they are sustained by the “energy of the universe.”
Despite many critics trying to talk her out of it, Camila Castello went on a food-free diet during her pregnancy with her first child.
“With my first child, I practiced a Breatharian pregnancy. Hunger was a foreign sensation to me so I fully lived on light and ate nothing.”
The mother of two healthy children claims she only ate solid food five times throughout the pregnancy – and only because those were “social situations” – and her blood tests during all three trimesters were “impeccable.”
According to the couple, even those who love to eat and eat a lot can easily go on a food-free diet, as Akahi Ricardo claims he “used to eat a lot” before he and wife adopted breatharianism.
In addition to weight loss, feeling “healthier” and “happier,” Camila Castello also claims the Breatharian lifestyle eliminated any symptoms of PMS.
The food-free lifestyle also allows the couple to spend the money they save on food on other passions such as “travelling and exploring together.”
The couple clarifies that the food-free diet is “not about never eating food again,” but rather about “understanding cosmic nourishment” and “living without limits.”
Multiple studies cited by LiveStrong claim that “people who are able to drink water but are deprived of food may be able to survive for up to two months.”
There are multiple health concerns regarding the food-free diet, and no human being is advised to experiment with the “breatharian” lifestyle unless they consult a doctor.
It’s vital to consult a doctor before experimenting with any such extreme diets, as stopping to eat food altogether poses a number of risks for health and could even lead to a fatal outcome.
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