One day I came across the title of Jasmuheen's book: "Living on Light". That changed my life yet another time. I had never encountered anything of the sort! There it was, a few words, it touched something deep inside that I didn't know existed. From then on, I knew where I had been headed. And I knew what I was.
But I couldn't set aside breatharianism, or the discoveries I had made of eating, food, nutrients, and myself. The traditional eating beliefs were incorrect, yet I denied breatharianism, somehow thinking that this would ensure that I never become 'different'. I started to study about the subject, to find proof of breatharianism. I got all the books I could find about ageing, nutrients, foods, eating, health, disease, searching for the truths about food. A lot of thinking, questions, research, led me to many discoveries. I still want to know everything about breatharianism, and haven't stopped researching about it. My goal is to become a nutritions chemist and do 'professional' research on these topics!
*My hunger is completely gone. I have no physical need of food- or drink-source nutrients.
*I can think of no foods that interest me.
*I very rarely feel thirst, if so, then usually two tablespoons of water.
*If I eat I feel bad. When not eating, I feel wonderful!!
In some ways I have denied my way through when moving toward breatharianism. Being a little afraid to look at what's happening. I'm a very open person toward myself. What I have done during the years is to eat EVERYTHING and ANYTHING I could have, finding that my interest in food simply slips away.
So what do I eat and drink, and how much?
This is what people usually ask me, or what they are wondering about even if they do not ask. Today, September 18, I am nearing a kind of pleasant shocking panic as I find that I can not think of hardly any foods that I like! On an average day I try to drink some water or juices, but keep diluting the juices more and more with water because I don't like any tastes. And usually water doesn't give me anything that I would need. As for eating, I can live with swallowing some fruit, but one teaspoon of fruit is enough, I then feel that I know its taste and feeling and have had enough! But then there are things that I could consider eating, and this is ALL that I could eat: raw sushi fish, chicken, peanuts, fruit (most sorts), some cold soups or fruit soups. I don't know what to do! I am happy to say that food and drink is moving out of my life. It is still something very new for me to get adjusted to. I don't quite know what more to say about the situation.
How I feel?
I feel great. I am doing a lot of adjusting and thinking, so it will take time to fully realise the situation. As for physically, it shouldn't sound too strange to say that I grow younger and healthier all the time, yes at the age of 19!
Things that I wrote earlier:
April 24 2002 Wonderful news! I find that I am almost a breatharian already. In fact, I may already be one. Perhaps time will tell. I notice that my hunger is completely gone, at all times.
May 2 2002 Things have changed quickly. The change has been automatic and piece by piece, and I did not notice it until now that I see how things have changed comparing to how it was only a few weeks ago. My hunger is absolutely completely gone, at all times. My stomach never grumbles, I never think of food or mealtimes, and any food that is offered to me or that I think of is not appealing in any way. I don't eat.
I go an entire day without eating. I show absolutely no signs of starvation or hunger. I am not cold. I am not tired. I am not weak. My stomach never grumbles. I have no stomach pains. I am not anxious. I have experienced hunger and starvation before (like in the past when I had to skip breakfast some day eg if I were traveling early in the morning). I am absolutely ok. But do I still eat? Little. Only when I'm bored and the old habit makes me eat a little something because it lets me take my mind off things for a while. But even that is about to change.
June 7 2002 I do not worry as much as I used to. I used to worry about people's reactions but got sick and tired of letting that limit my life. To my amazement, I find that just by being confident in my breatharianism, people don't object. People accept! But I still dislike talking about it with people. My eating or not eating is a personal thing I do not wish to explain or discuss with anyone.
How did it come to this? If I do eat, I get sick. This has been a problem for so long now. When I eat 'normal amounts of normal food' I wake up at nights and am seriously dehydrated even though I drink adequate amounts of water. And after having woken up like that I can't fall asleep again. I have also been suffering from poor digestion of foods, the body simply rejects food in any way it can. Frequent fevers and colds and constant tiredness if I eat. I saw a doctor and demanded that I'd be tested, as something truly was wrong. They found nothing wrong. But then I realized that I had no appetite to foods, and stopped eating. And got better.
I don't consider myself having a choice whether to become a breatharian or not. The change has happened by itself. I believe to be a breatharian already, even though I eat now and then for various reasons that are not based on hunger. Very soon I'm giving it a chance by not eating and seeing how it goes. More about my becoming a breatharian
If anyone wants to share their own experiences of becoming a breatharian, I would gladly add more pages here! Send me an e-mail with your story. Find me at firstname.lastname@example.org