No one else in my family (wife, two teenagers) is keto. They’re pretty much over any objections they may have had to my eating ketogenically (“I hate his diet, but it sure does work!” – my wife). But I do think they’d be a little freaked out by my not eating at all for three days.
I did do one three day fast before, in September. At the time I was traveling with one of my daughters visiting colleges in upstate New York. She didn’t really notice I wasn’t eating (she stayed over with a friend at Cornell, so it wasn’t that apparent to her) and the rest of my family probably never knew about the fast.
I’m stalled in terms of weight loss and would like to observe the upcoming fast. But I don’t want to be ostentatious, I don’t want to worry my family, and I don’t want to have to avoid the dinner table (we have family dinner every night). Also, I have one child with anxiety and depression issues that have at times bordered onto anorexia / bulimia and I kind of don’t want them even aware of what I’m doing.
How do other people navigate the extended fasting landscape when they don’t want to involve their non-keto, non-fasting family members?