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Hello, I am new to here. I have just noticed this place and wanted to join.<br><br>
I will begin what I want to say, then.<br><br><br><br>
For a year or so now, I have been constantly experimenting in dietetics. I have read some things in books, but very little. Most of what I learn is from raw experience.<br><br>
First let me tell you about my personal restrictions on my own diet, I do not take animal meat or any animal products. I drink only water and take no seasonings or spices.<br><br><br><br>
In recent experiments, I have eaten only raw foods and given up vegetables. My new diet consists of few fruits and nuts. Bananas and citruses, mostly oranges, seem to be primarily all the fruits I take. And peanuts have been the only nuts I have been taking.<br><br><br><br>
And for more than 10 days now, I have been eating daily as follows: 5 cups of water, 3 bananas, 2 oranges, and 15 peanuts. Any one have any thing to say about this? It seems to be working. I have not had dehydration, headaches, fatigue, or any dizziness from moving to fast. Also this, I walk about 5 miles a day, and I am very active.
 

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Ummm, I think something like that may lead to malnutrition. Sounds way too restrictive and dangerous. What about calcium, iron, vitamin B12, etc? You also seem to be getting far too few calories. I think you should eat a far larger variety of fruits and eat more protein and something B12 fortified.
 

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I would have to say the following:<br><br><br><br>
Not enough food to give you that calories you need to live, especially as you walk five miles a day.<br><br><br><br>
The foods you are eating will not give you the range of nutrients, vitamins and minerals you need to be healthy.<br><br><br><br>
Some questions- why are you doing this?<br><br><br><br>
Why, in particular, did you feel the desire to 'give up' vegetables?<br><br><br><br>
Why peanuts specifically?<br><br><br><br>
Do you think you have a healthy attitude to food or does it stress you out?<br><br><br><br>
Could you, if absolutely necessary, eat a 'normal day's food' eg proteins, carbohydrates and a variety of veggies at each meal? Does the idea of that frighten you or would you be OK about it?<br><br><br><br>
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Fruitarianism in my opinion, is an extreme solution to an extreme problem. People who grew up on twinkies, pizza, hamburgers, and the most harsh toxic solvent-pesticide dense food possible, or even just regular SAD food that is considered normal.... need to go through a period of cleansing and eating a lot of the lightest, easiest to digest food ever, fruit.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
That's just my opinion though.<br><br>
I also think seeds are easier to digest than nuts, and you need seeds more than you do nuts. It's essential to have flax or hemp in the diet, but not really essential to have nuts even though they aren't bad.
 

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with the foods you are eating, you couldn't possibly be getting more than 700-800 calories a day, which is basically starvation. Add on the fact that you are phyically active, and you have a recipe for a hospital visit. Just to put things in perspective, I walk 2-3 miles a day and I need about 2000 calories a day to maintain my weight.
 

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The fruitarian can be very healthy. A friend of mine new someone that would run for miles and eat a bag of oranges whenever they went to the pub. Good luck with your diet. A bit of advice is to eat avocados as they contain lots of minerals that can not be found in many fruits it also has lots of fats.<br><br><br><br>
Also Cacao (cocoa) is a fruit and it is one of the most nutritious fruit n seed that you can eat. It is filled with magnesium which is essential for mental fitness.<br><br><br><br>
Personally I don't see why some people have such a concern over this diet many animals live on fruits and the human body is very adaptable (you only have to see McD customers to know this).
 

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First, that's not nearly enough food. You will starve in the long run if you continue with that.<br><br><br><br>
Second, I think it's way too restrictive. Your body cannot get all the nutrients it needs from bananas, oranges and peanuts and you will end up with severe nutritional deficiencies in the long run if you continue with that. I personally, went for a year and a half on all raw foods and even that was too restrictive for me and I was still eating vegetables and sprouted grains. Even if you decide to be all raw, please do not give up greens, as they are vital to any diet.
 

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I agree with all of the above (though I a little skeptical about fruitarianism being nutritionally adequate like <b>thehappyhippo</b> mentioned.)<br><br><br><br>
If my calculations are correct, 3 bananas, 2 oranges, and 15 peanuts equals 540 calories, which is not nearly enough for an adult human, especially one who exercises as much as you do. Even if you never get out of bed, you still need a minimum of 1200 calories a day, less that 1200 is considered to be starvation and causes your body to think it's starving.<br><br><br><br><b>LittleLove,</b> good questions.
 

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That's not true many animals live off fruit.<br><br><br><br>
North America has the least fruit of any continent. Take a walk in the park, you dont see too many fruit trees... What do you see? Green vegetables, seeds, and herbs and maybe some berries. Not seedless oranges and watermelon growing wildly, haha.<br><br><br><br>
I agree about cacao being an awesome food. The fresh fruit is amazing too!!!<br><br><br><br>
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Your diet sounds terribly restrictive. I am not sure this is either healthy or exciting. Food is a pleasure and you can be healthy without going to such extremes in my opinion.
 

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Like most diets there is an adjustment period where everything seems restricted and difficult, even the vegan diet seems restrictive before you really know what you need to eat.<br><br><br><br>
The frutarian diet can be highly nourishing and will give you everything that you need. But your current meal (in your first thread) will very likely give you huge health problems the longer you take it. Your body is probably using up its reserves to maintain your health (unless your body is very, very efficient). You need to get more variety (look at people who only eat chips and burgers - not healthy or pretty) and there are an amazing amount of fruits out there to buy. The custard apple is one of the best fruits I've had the pleasure of gobbling up.<br><br><br><br>
I agree with theatre girl when she says "food is a pleasure" and once you adapt to your new diet your meals can become exciting, vibrant and unbelievably varied.
 

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The OP hasnt came back yet, but I'll just add to the people that say it's dangerous. It sounds very foolish to be that restrictive.
 

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Just a quick question - do the people who think that fruitarian is dangerous because of their gut instinct or because of knowledge on the 1000's of fruits in this world?<br><br><br><br>
Why do people automatically think that because it hangs off a tree it is less nutritious than if it grew in the earth?
 

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Just a quick question - do the people who think that fruitarian is dangerous because of their gut instinct or because of knowledge on the 1000's of fruits in this world?<br><br><br><br>
Why do people automatically think that because it hangs off a tree it is less nutritious than if it grew in the earth?</div>
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The OP isn't eating thousands of fruits. I do think it's dangerous to restrict the diet to bananas and oranges because you simply can't get all the vitamins and minerals you need from them and if that is your diet, you will end up with severe nutritional deficiency in the long run. I believe that fruit is one of the healthiest foods in the world and I believe that a diet containing a lot of fruit can be healthy, but I think it's dangerous to exclude green leafy vegetables from the diet. There is a difference between a diet with a wide variety of fruits (including fatty fruits and nonsweet fruits), nuts and seeds, and some dark, mineral-rich greens, and a diet of oranges, bananas, and peanuts. The former can be healthly while the latter is definitely not.
 

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The OP isn't eating thousands of fruits. I do think it's dangerous to restrict the diet to bananas and oranges because you simply can't get all the vitamins and minerals you need from them and if that is your diet, you will end up with severe nutritional deficiency in the long run. I believe that fruit is one of the healthiest foods in the world and I believe that a diet containing a lot of fruit can be healthy, but I think it's dangerous to exclude green leafy vegetables from the diet. There is a difference between a diet with a wide variety of fruits (including fatty fruits and nonsweet fruits), nuts and seeds, and some dark, mineral-rich greens, and a diet of oranges, bananas, and peanuts. The former can be healthly while the latter is definitely not.</div>
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why would anybody be on this diet?<br><br>
i'm just curious about the motivation behind it. it does not seem healthy at all.<br><br>
many people with disordered eating mask it by adopting extreme diets. that's what concerns me.
 

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I've tried some "restrictive" diets before and for me the motivation is exploration. There is nothing more wonderful than cutting out a food group to make you discover more foods within your allowed food groups. Some people think raw food is limited but it makes the most beautiful and nutritious meals I have ever had. Fruitarianism itself is the same you can make some amazing mouses, nut loafs, sauces out of just things that fall from trees. Plus if you have enough variety you get everything you could possibly need.
 

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There is nothing WORSE than cutting out a food group under the guise of healthy eating when the cause is an ED. MOST people with ED do this. Kid themselves they are on a healthy diet to allow themselves to restrict.
 

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There is nothing WORSE than cutting out a food group under the guise of healthy eating when the cause is an ED. MOST people with ED do this. Kid themselves they are on a healthy diet to allow themselves to restrict.</div>
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I thought we were talking about fruitarianism and not eating disorders.
 
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