I totally feel your pain. I decided to end my Master-Cleanse fast after 12 days due to a southern family luncheon. There are a few select people whom I've explained the Master-Cleanse to and they are supportive and interested. However, there are those who will not only think you're crazy, but will tell the world that you are too. So, what I suggest to you is that you hide it in any way that you can. This may not be honorable, but I am surrounded by old fashioned people too who get insulted if you're not eating. Order lots of food-just very healthy options. Brown rice, veggies, more veggies. There's always a vegetarian option on every menu. Fresh fruit is respectable for breakfast. Keep the conversation going, always have your fork in your mouth-with or without food on it--and hopefully no one will notice how much you've eaten, if at all. Ask for sauces and dressings on the side and ask how things are cooked. No one will poke a fork into your knuckles for being picky. You're just being healthy--and what mother-in-law wouldn't want a super healthy dughter-in-law? Hope this helps.