Originally Posted by Cairidh
I was fruitarian once for 6 months. Just fruit, no nuts or seeds or beans or grains.
Ouch. I think that was your problem. Did you have a specific reason for avoiding all that good stuff? What about tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, etc?
If you were eating just the "sweet fruit" for 6 months, I can see how that might totally mess you up. All the same, I applaud you for your discipline!
It is sustainable long term if you eat a variety (I'm starting year 4). BRAZIL NUTS ARE KEY. They contain a zillion vitamins, essential oils & even some protein. Also, load up on avocado if you can. And olive oil... 'nuff said.
Personally, I think going from "normal" to raw fruitarian all at once is a shock to the system, like Sharon says above. I went vegan to cooked fruitarian first, and now I'm sliding into raw. SamW took the other approach and went raw vegan first, and now he's raw fruitarian.
Cairidh, good luck to you if you decide to stick with it. Hey, that'll make 3 of us on VB
(not counting the fruity lurkers)