Same with lent. I had a friend observing lent. So you’re eating a doughnut creme-filled too. If looks could kill. wahahaha. It was not my business but it was fun.
But it is ok to taste the food you are making for the after sundown meal.
Fasting is the slowest thing you can do.
Some people are curious and want to be educated in other cultures, though. “I ask for information only.”
Every spiritual discipline is intended to to an aid to the individual. If it doesn’t help, skip it.
To each his own, but damn, religion is weird.