Couple Have "Given Up Food" In Favour Of Living Off "The Energy Of The Universe"


It’s Friday, we’re all tired, and what the bloody hell are humans doing this time? Something idiotic, that’s what. 

Akahi Ricardo and Camila Castello are ‘breatharians’, which means they’re ditching good old fashioned food in favour for something far more appetising, Universe energy. Mmm, my favourite kind of sustenance.

Parents of two children, the pair eat very minimal meals and claim to live off of the energy they breathe in. They claim to have been living off a piece of fruit or some vegetable broth a few times a week, since 2008. And while yes, this is possible, they aren’t living on energy – they’re just fasting.

They claim that this has improved their lifestyle (unlikely), and that with the money saved on food they can afford to do more activities together as a family. Now, that second one is legit, but it’s still just starving themselves and their children.

Camila said: “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.

“With my first child, I practised a breatharian pregnancy. Hunger was a foreign sensation to me so I fully lived on light and ate nothing. My blood tests during all three trimesters were impeccable and I gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Since breatharianism, I feel healthier and happier that I’ve ever done before. When I was younger, my weight fluctuated but now, after having two children, my body bounced back to its natural shape immediately.”#


Unfortunately, we kind of have to be the fun killers here. It’s not physically possible to “live on light”, especially during the nine months of pregnancy. It’s called starvation, and if true we don’t think Camila would still be here to tell the tale. It’s also not really that surprising that Camila’s weight went back to normal quickly, if she just wasn’t eating.

The pair started as vegetarians, before becoming vegans and then took the plunge before doing the ’21 day breatharian process’ – so there we have it guys, there’s another level above vegan after all.

The process involves seven days of absolutely no food or water, and then some water and diluted juice for the next two weeks. Because clearly, humans cannot live on cosmic energy alone.

As enthusiastic as they are about not-eating, they said their kids are not forced to follow the same weird diet.  Akahi said: “Our children are aware of breatharianism and the energy that exists in the universe and in themselves. But we would never try to change them and we let them eat whatever they want – whether that be juices, vegetables, pizza or ice-cream!

“We want them to explore the different tastes and have a healthy relationship with food as they grow. It would be unfair to impose breatharianism upon our children now but maybe as they grow, they will get deeper into the practices.”

This kind of eating isn’t revolutionary, seeing as this three-meal-a-day society we have hasn’t always been a thing. In cave man days, humans would have eaten one large meal every few days, but with the modern access to copious amounts of food, different eating habits have formed. The Castellos aren’t ‘living on good energy’, they’re just, you know, living. And probably quite malnourished.

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