‘Breatharian’ Couple Claims They Feed Off The ‘Universe’s Energy’ Rather Than Food And My Mind Is Blown
Pizza. Cheeseburgers. Bacon. Fruit. By the Foot. In any given day, I derive 60-80% of my happiness from food. I eat when I’m sad, lonely, drunk, bored, awake. Sometimes, I spend my entire day waiting for dinner.
That’s why I when I stumbled across this story of a married couple who cut out food to primarily survive off the “universe’s energy,” my brain simply could not compute what I’d just read.
Husband and wife Akahi Ricardo and Camila Castello believe that food and water aren’t necessary and humans can be sustained solely by the energy of the universe, the New York Post reports. This is known as a “Breatharian lifestyle” or as I call it, a “poor life choice.”
The couple, who has two young, healthy children, have survived off a piece of fruit or vegetable broth just three times per week since 2008. Since they’ve totally subscribed to Breatharian, the couple claims that feel healthier, more emotionally stable, and better off financially due to the eliminated expense of groceries (the cost of feeding a family of four typically ranges between $146 to $289 per week.)
Camila Castello told New York Post :
“Humans can easily be without food — as long as they are connected to the energy that exists in all things and through breathing.”
“For three years, Akahi and I didn’t eat anything at all and now we only eat occasionally like if we’re in a social situation or if I simply want to taste a fruit.”
The couple met in 2005, married three years later, and soon after discovered Breatharianism from a friend. They had to ease into their new lifestyle by transitioning vegetarianism to a vegan diet and then to just eating fruit. And that was before the “21 Day Breatharian Process.”
In this process, during the first seven days, nothing is consumed except air; for the next seven days, some water and diluted juice; and for the last seven days, diluted juice and water.
For the next three years, the couple did not eat solid food at all — even through Castello’s first pregnancy in 2011.
Since having children, the couple has really indulged. Just kidding.
“Now, Akahi and I eat very sporadically — perhaps three or four times per week at the most. I might have a few vegetables, a juice or a bite of an apple with my children. Sometimes we have a glass of water too.”
“Whenever I eat now, it’s not because I’m hungry — I just don’t remember that sensation.”
Thankfully, the couple does not impose their lifestyle on their young children, as they want them to explore the different tastes and have a healthy relationship with food as they grow. They can eat pizza, ice cream, and all the nectars of life that their parents have exiled for over a decade.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to eat an entire bag of pizza rolls as an after-lunch snack.
[h/t New York Post]