Hello, I came across a slight problem. I am an alchemist and part of my practices involve fasting. I used to do this before when I first started and now it has left me. I want to go back into the habit of fasting and plan to perform a 2 week fast as a start, but I still live with my parents and one of the big things is family dinners. I can easily fast breakfast and lunch, but dinners, especially when my mother is home, is almost impossible. I want to tell them that I want to fast, but it gets more complicated.
My mother is a Wiccan, but she doesn't know that I'm an alchemist, and she might shoot it down. She's also not the type to let family dinners pass off easily.
My father absolutely hates anything he doesn't understand or agrees with, Wiccan and alchemy being a couple. When I openly told him that I wanted to pursue alchemy, the police had to be called.
Telling these two that I want to fast, which they will only hear as "I want to starve myself for 2 weeks and maybe lose weight", will not be the best idea. (Yes, I know fasting is not for weight loss. I actually don't care about weight loss in any way.) Is there anyway that I can get them to allow me to fast, or tell them my plans to fast without causing a major family argument? If not, how can I fast without them knowing?