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12-22-2016 07:25 PM
David3 @Naturebound , can you lend your insights?
12-22-2016 04:45 PM
Thalassa It depends on your body chemistry. I have seen many people complain they actually gained weight on the Freelee "fruit bat" diet, or that they had to eat so much fruit that it was expensive and essentially like binging, in order to get enough calories.

If you were vegan I would recommend that you have some more substantial foods like brown rice and beans at least once per day, and if you went totally raw, to eat things like nuts and soaked oatmeal, and sprouted grains and seeds, because you're not going to get your full amino acid profile from fruit alone (even if you got plenty of iron and calcium from say eating dates and kale or something).

Some people actually overcome eating disorders by going vegan, while others continue to struggle. Perhaps your parents would allow you to talk with a vegan dietition, so they could monitor your E.D?
12-22-2016 04:36 PM
vegan and macriobiotic ..

Listen .. I answer to your question because you're so young that u probably had no chance to meet macriotic alimentation; when u'll read about our principles, based on the old chinese science, very close to the trendy ayurvedica, you'll find out that fruits should only fill 5%, while vegs up to 40% (20% is the best, you may choose different kinds of cereals - there are at least 5 considered optimal: rice, quinoa, oat, barley and wheat ;-).. 50/60%; you also need good proteins like beans, let's say 15% .. so there's another 5/10 % free and u can decide if eating more fruit or cakes or whatever it makes u fine. Think that food has to make u feel healthy and not just fed up .. apropos, potatoes as we do not use them daily in our alimentation, could be a perfect solution to get 100% macriobiotic food :-( .. Hope I haven't been too dark in my explications of healthy, vegan food, though remember that you shouldn't switch directly to vegan, if you still eat meat, but use a period as vegetarian .. little by little, your body will feel better and you'll get your natural weigth. You can still enjoy all the fruits you like when u'll live in a hot clima and do not need proteins for phisical works .. meanwhile get an authorised book on macrobiotic food &/or about macrobiotic philosophy (taoism) ..
12-22-2016 12:33 PM
Can my body handle lots of fruit, or will I gain excessively?

I'm not vegan because my family won't allow it, especially because of my eating disorder, but my diet is mostly vegetables and fruits, with a few spoons of yogurt. I would love to transition to veganism, and my ideal diet would be fruit-based with lots of veggies. I love fruit more than any other food, it makes me feel happier! However, when I allow myself to eat as much fruit as I want, I end up eating TONS of it. (entire watermelon per day plus a large salad and any other fruit I want is what I used to eat in past summers) I'm very petite, with a small frame, and low metabolism and I'm afraid that the high-fruit diet would over-load my body with sugar, carbs, and calories.
I used to eat endless fruit when I first tried to recovery from anorexia, but I was 15 then, and have been through multiple relapse and recovery periods. Over the years, I've noticed that my body has become less tolerant to fruit, and I would gain weight from it whereas it once had little impact. As an 18 year old, I eat much less and exercise more to maintain my weight as compared to when I was 15 (even though I am taller and heavier). I still love fruit, but I feel guilty after I eat it because I know that it's not the "free food" I once thought it was.
Is there any way I could train my body to eat all the fruit I want like I used to, or is my body just different now?

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