No. Never. A water fast is water, coffee, or tea only. No calories. Intermittent fasting was a natural state for humans for millennia. A constant abundant supply of a variety of foods is a luxury our ancestors didn’t know. I’ll generally lose 5 or 6 lbs on a 7-day fast, though I confess I haven’t done one since the pandemic started. In fact, for the first time ever I actually have a pantry, lol! If there is a lie being told, I believe it’s that her accident occurred early in her adventure. If she were just bopping around the countryside for the first week before getting into trouble it would explain a lot, IMO.