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#1 Old 04-12-2006, 02:30 PM
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Folks, it is time that I must say goodbye. I have decided to return to fruitarianism.
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#2 Old 04-12-2006, 02:39 PM
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You mean you have given up on raw foods so you must leave or you have given up on the wider term "veg*n" so now you must leave because you are too pure for us, lol.



I really am wondering if you are leaving this raw food forum or VB altogether.
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#3 Old 04-12-2006, 02:43 PM
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goatee, I will still be a raw vegan. I will just go back to eating whole fruit and fruit like vegetables. No more raw food cuisine, no more salt, no more anything other than whole organic fresh fruits and fruit like vegetables.
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So why are you leaving? I'm totally interested in how this works out for you. Maybe you'd consider doing a bit of a diary of this jouney -- I think a lot of people here would be interested.



This version of the "raw diet" is most appealing to me.
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I have always said a fruitarian diet is the most healthiest diet one can be on. It is man's original diet.



To be a fruitarian simply means you eat only whole fruits and fruit like vegetables. Some examples of fruit like vegetables are tomatoes, cucumbers and corn. Basically, if it falls away from the host plant with out killing the plant, then it is available to be eaten.



The thinking behind a fruitarian diet is that you do not believe in any killing. Nothing dies in order for you to eat, not even a plant.
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Friutarianism has always interested me, though I could never give up greens and sprouts.
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where are you going to be going to pick up this fruit that isn't being harmed in order to be consumed?...one can't live off a single orange tree (esp. if it only grows fruit for one part of the year), so I'm curious to ask.
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I am going to buy it from the organic market where I get my fruit and fruit like vegetables now.
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So does this mean you'll stay and tell us about your journey? I really hope so. I believe too that the fruitarian whole-food raw vegan diet is the most natrual diet -- I would love to read of the challenges you encounter and how you are feeling and what nutrients you are concerned about and how you'll address those concerns.



That would be a super cool thread!!!
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So does this mean you'll stay and tell us about your journey? I really hope so. I believe too that the fruitarian whole-food raw vegan diet is the most natrual diet -- I would love to read of the challenges you encounter and how you are feeling and what nutrients you are concerned about and how you'll address those concerns.



That would be a super cool thread!!!



Ok then, this shall be that thread. I will let you know how I am doing.
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Are you going to eat any greens and sprouts? I think they are a very important to your health.
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Some fruit has small leafy caps and this will be my source of leafy greens, like strawberries, etc..
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I wish I was you! I really want to go into raw food fruitarianism, but my parents will have a panic attack if I do. Plus it's spring and I can't get a large variety of fruit. I plan to go into raw food fruitarianism when I'm on my own.



Congratulations... and good luck!
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I'd be really interested in sample menu plans -- so how about once in awhile I ask you what you have eaten for an entire day?



How about tomorrow? Can you please keep track of what you eat and how you feel tomorrow? If it's too much work,though, I understand. Just whatever thoughts you have about your journey will be most excellent.
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DeflatorMouse (on this board) is also a Fruitarian. You two should trade notes.
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DeflatorMouse (on this board) is also a Fruitarian.

Really? Interesting. I thought he was interested in it but not someone who followed that diet strictly. Cool! <<not a fruit

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So what are you going to do with all the onions you ordered?

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So what are you going to do with all the onions you ordered?



It is sad, but unfortunately, I will have to give the onions away.



I had some bananas for dinner. Now I am enjoying a young thai coconut. I cut a hole in the top and put a straw in it.
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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?
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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?



I have been a fruitarian before, the prepared raw food meals allowed me to stay raw. I felt great as a fruitarian. I have decided to return because I have the discipline now and the determination to succeed that I did not have at that time (well, I may have had it, but for whatever reason, I started including raw food cuisine in my diet at that time).



As far as getting B12, I will get my B12 from the same place as the Mountain Gorilla, from bacteria on the surface or organic fruits and fruit like vegetables. I will also get B12 from (decided that maybe this was not appropriate in the forum).
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I have been a fruitarian before, the prepared raw food meals allowed me to stay raw. I felt great as a fruitarian. I have decided to return because I have the discipline now and the determination to succeed that I did not have at that time (well, I may have had it, but for whatever reason, I started including raw food cuisine in my diet at that time).



well, I wish you luck. but IMO you shouldn't need disipline or determination to eat- you should eat what you want and a variety of foods for nutrients and to fuel your body properly.



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I will also get B12 from performing cunninglingus.



they are carrying new things at the Organic market every day! it's amazing.
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I will also get B12 from performing cunninglingus.

Well, you'll have to dedicate many hours a day to this practice to meet your daily requirement so...best of luck with THAT

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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.



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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 )
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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 )



I have decided to return to a fruitarian simply because it is the healthiest diet in my opinion.
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Hey Samuel - I am curious if you felt different or not as vibrant on the heavy recipe/seasoned type of raw diet? Do you think all the spices and such made you more tired? Or is being fruitarian just easier all around?
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Really? Interesting. I thought he was interested in it but not someone who followed that diet strictly. Cool! <<not a fruit



Not only does he follow the diet strictly but he keeps track of everything he eats. Go ahead, test him. Pick any day in the last two years and he can tell you exactly what he ate.
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my hair is really gnarly because I don't use conditioner anymore (anyone know of a fruitarian conditioner?).





Is coconut oil considered fruitarian? I use it on my hair and skin.
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Not only does he follow the diet strictly but he keeps track of everything he eats. Go ahead, test him. Pick any day in the last two years and he can tell you exactly what he ate.



Haha, yep. I guess you could say that fruitarianism has led to a slight degree of insanity.



Sharon: coconut oil is totally fruitarian! Thanks for the suggestion!
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Sharon: coconut oil is totally fruitarian! Thanks for the suggestion!





I have totally insane thick curly hair. Think Twisted Sister or Bernadette Peters. I stopped using shampoo - sometimes I use Dr. Bronner's if I feel it needs to be cleansed. It is hard for me to give up conditioner at this point but I use the coco oil as a styling application, and when I apply the hair dryer to it, it melts into my hair.
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Hey Samuel - I am curious if you felt different or not as vibrant on the heavy recipe/seasoned type of raw diet? Do you think all the spices and such made you more tired? Or is being fruitarian just easier all around?



Sharon, I do feel that I am a little more lighter feeling on this diet. Another advantage of this diet, it keeps you from having to constantly research ingredients to see if they are raw or not. I mean, if it is whole fresh fruit, then obviously it is raw and living, just makes life so much more simpler.
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