A couple say they have barely eaten for nine long years as they are able to live off 'the universe's energy'.

Akahi Ricardo and Camila Castello are breatharians - believing that food and water is not necessary for humans, and they can live off the energy of the universe.


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OK, that's all well and good, but have they ever tried macaroni and cheese? They mustn't have done, or they definitely wouldn't be able to live off literal fucking air.

The married couple, who have two kids - a five-year-old boy and two-year-old daughter - claim they have survived off just the universe's energy and a piece of fruit or some vegetable broth three times a week since 2008.

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They say their lifestyle has improved their health and with the money they save on food they can go travelling. Fair enough, I like travelling, but it's no pizza, is it?

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.

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"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."

The couple split their time between California and Ecuador, having met in 2005. They eased themselves into the breatharian lifestyles, beginning as vegetarians, then becoming vegan before going on to live solely on a diet of fruit. They then took the plunge and went for the '21 Day Breatharian Process', which involves eating and drinking nothing for the first week, then allowing some water and diluted juice for the next two weeks.

I bet one of them fell off the wagon and had a pie or a packet of crisps at some point.

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Akahi seems more interested in the money saving side of things than his other half. He said: "Obviously, our living costs are a lot less than most families and that has allowed us to spend our money on things that really matter like travelling and exploring together."

He added: "The 21 Day Breatharian Process was a powerful one and stepping stone into realising the infinite potential that lies within.

"It led us to explore the breath and its presence within our lives, showing us that we could easily be without food as long as we had air. I used to eat a lot - but I haven't felt hungry since that process in 2008."

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The couple's kids don't follow the diet, but they are aware of breatharian. 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."

I don't know about you guys, but this has made me really hungry.

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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