My dad has tried just about every kind of diet/ lifestyle you can imagine. For about two years he was strict keto, ate super high fat, lots of meat, etc. Swore he was going to do that the rest of his life. Now he’s been vegan/vegetarian for about 3-4 years, except the past few months he’s been getting more restrictive and apparently he’s a fruitarian now. Only eats fruit. Period. He’s never been super obese, but has yo-yo’d up and down a lot over his whole adult life (in his late 50’s). He’s at a pretty healthy weight now, but I’m concerned he’s going to continue trying extremely restrictive diets like this. The only reason he’s doing this is because some person he found online (Mark Tassi?) advocates it.
He’s also been kinda going off the deep end that past year or so in that he’s super into political conspiracies, is now an anti-vaxxer, etc. Is pretty anti-mask too (there’s a difference between just being annoyed by masks, and being anti-mask). He also has bought into water-fasting, and will do it up to 4-5 days at a time.
Any hope for him? I’m not really planning to confront him about any of this. I voice my opinion to my mom about it only because she brings it up a lot.
And let me clarify that I don’t think veganism is necessarily extreme or wrong, I’m just giving some background into how he keeps making drastic changes in his life, based on what he learns from random internet celebrities... plus I don’t know why he calls himself vegan when he still eats ice cream or other dairy occasionally... like, at least monthly. But I don’t know if he plans to cheat at all and be completely fruitarian. Don’t know if this is going to be a several month thing or a several years thing. But my mom just told me he’s not even planning to eat any salt any more, period. *shaking my head*