SammyW this thread made my day!!!
As Victor Laslow said to Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca: "Welcome back to the fight. This time I'm sure we'll win."
(I'm not sure what that means in this case, but it sounds like the ballzy thing to say)
Yeah, as SeaSiren mentioned, I'm a fruity and have been since 2003. The diet side of things is very easy, but I'm having trouble with the overall "fruitan" lifestyle (not using wood/plant products at all). If you decide to take it to that level, I'm sure we can share some great ideas.
Or even if you're just doing it for the diet (health) aspects, we can trade notes there as well. What exactly is your reason? I know you mentioned that you believe it to be the most natural diet, but does compassion for plant life enter into the equation at all? I'm curious as hell, because I've never met another fuitarian.
Originally Posted by bluegrrrl79
I have a couple questions-
If you have any negative side effects from the frutarian diet, are you going to be honest about it say it in your posts? Not saying you would lie, just honestly asking.
Are you getting a source of vitamin B12?
Hey blue. B12 hasn't been a problem for me at all. I rely on unwashed organic fruits (I have a pear tree & a peach tree). For safe measure, I occasionally sprinkle yeast on my food. But I've done the research, and the RDA of B12 is so small that I meet that easily.
As for negative effects, I'll be totally honest and say that in the last 2.5 years I've had none. Well, except my hair is really gnarly because I don't use conditioner anymore (anyone know of a fruitarian conditioner?). Also I sometimes have insomnia because the fruit diet keeps my energy level so high sometimes it's tough to downshift to lazy mode. But that's a good thing, right?
Anyway, good luck, Sam. You, being the gourmet that you are, will probably be able to take this to new creative highs. I'll be 1st in line to buy your cookbook! (Provided that it's printed on rice paper or some wood alternative