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Easing your body into fruitarianism is a good idea. Maybe you could try have a fruity breakfast everyday and filling the other meals with fruit throughout the month.

It is important to include in your fruitarian diet a host of non-sweet fruits such as avocados, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, cranberries, lemons, limes, squash, corn, zucchini, okra, etc. These foods provide heavier minerals and are soft on the body. Ideally, they should constitute at least 50% of your diet.

'm sure if you trawl the vegie boards you will find some good advice (amongst all the fear induced miss-information). Good luck with it and I hope the diet gives you what you want.

With weight loss it is best not to assume eating fruit n nuts will make you loose weight as nuts and avocados are essential to your diet but fatty. As long as you eat everything that your body needs you will be fine.

websites:-

http://www.pioneerthinking.com/fruitarian.html - good intro

http://www.fruitarian.com/ - fruitarian foundation

http://www.thenewearth.org/fruitext.html - online book on fruitarian (think I'll read it myself)

happy munching

gareth
 

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You might want to talk to DeflatorMouse- he knows quite a bit about that. I think fruitarianone and Fruitarian_Girl are two others.
 

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Yes, DeflatorMouse would be the person to talk to. Hasn't posted in a while so maybe send a PM. I know DeflatorMouse eats raw beans so I am thinking not a strict fruitarian but would be a good person to ask.

My guess is that you are going to have some significant detox going from lacto ovo to raw fruitarian. Alot of factors can determine your detox: How long you have been a vegetarian; How healthy your diet is (do you eat alot of processed foods?);

Animal based foods can cause a difficult detox - I have read stories of those who went from a straight SAD (standard American diet -meat, fast food, lots of bread, dairy ) to a raw diet and went through the most horrrible detox. Once the detox is over you feel great but detox symptoms can come and go - they don't just last a certain number of days and than that is it. It depends on the person and the diet they were eating before how it goes.

Also, when you get detox symptoms, alot of times people get them in places they normally have health problems previously. For example, I did a small juice fast once about a year after going veg and I was still lacto ovo (17 years ago) and my face broke out really bad which is where I had problems before. If you normally get headaches, you might get some really bad ones. It depends on the individual really.

Not trying to scare you but if I were you I would do it in stages - this will lessen the detox symptoms. A slow detox is a lot easier to handle than a fast one.
I would go vegan first and start adding as much raw to your diet as you can. If you want it to be mostly fruit, you can do that. But try to add some veggies in there. Other wise you might get bored at the lack of variety and give up.

I wouldn't really do the 1 day month than 2 day a month thing. How are you going to eat the rest of the days? Will you be doing lacto ovo? If so, you really aren't going to notice too much difference as far as the weight loss. If you are plannning to start eating really healthy and vegan the rest of the those days, that would be the better plan. If you stay at lacto ovo in between your raw days, you are going to have a tough time of it. Or second to that, do 1 raw or 2 raw days a week to see better results.

The stuff about the teeth is probably refering to fruitarian who eats mostly citrus fruits. It has to do with how the acidity of them can eat away the enamel on your teeth. I know citrus fruits can do that (key is to rinse your teeth with some water after you eat citrus fruits) with your enamal but not sure about the teeth falling out. I know some raw foodists who eat alot of citrus (me being one) and they all have teeth. There could have been something else going on in why they lost their teeth. If you keep a good variety of fruit, you should be OK.

Nuts would not be considered a fruit so technically they would not be included in a fruitarian diet. But I would do what you are comfortable with - you don't have to be extremely strict with the diet for it to work for you. The body needs some good fats - Avocadoes are a good fruit (even though everyone thinks they are a vegetable) with a good type of fat. For the weight loss, do keep these to a minimum but include them occassionally.

Another thing: alot of fruit you buy at the stores today didn't always 'fall off the trees' - they get picked before they are ripe to fall off in order to meet demand.
I think most fruitarians today don't worry about this 'rule' of the diet. It would be hard in today's world.

Also, worth mentioning, some fruitarians do alot of juicing to add variety to your diet. Doing a juice fast would be a good way to drop some pounds but I wouldn't recommend doing it now. Ease into the a better diet first.

I don't know which sites you have looked at yet but..

http://www.living-foods.com/articles...ariandiet.html

I would also recommend this forum. It is for raw foodists and there are alot more fruitarians on there. It is fairly active.

http://www.sunfood.com/cgi-bin/forum/ultimatebb.cgi

Books on it:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw...rds=fruitarian

http://www.sunfood.com/cgi-bin/order...tc=Morris_Krok

If you haven't searched on VB for fruitarian yet, check out some of these threads:

http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...archid=1616240

Good luck and keep posting your questions and progress. I would like to know how it goes and give some help if you need it.
 

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Thanks for the replies. I should have waited longer before I posted a topic. I might just incorporate more fruit into my diet.
 

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Originally Posted by queenfluff View Post

Nuts would not be considered a fruit so technically they would not be included in a fruitarian diet.
I believe most (or at least a good many) fruitarians eat nuts. I think the point of being fruitarian, besides the perceived health benefit, is not eating anything that something had to die to give you. And I think eating nuts doesn't require that anything dies. That's my understanding anyway. And I'm by no means an expert.

Here's something from Fruitarian.com:

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Fruitarian:

Consists of raw fruits and seeds only. Fruitarians believe only fruits are perfect for the human beings and are 100% environment safe. When people eat fruits they nourish themselves with the BEST food stuff, they cooperate with the laws of life spreading the seeds of the fruits to make more trees; and they send back to the earth the skins of the fruits for further recycling by the bacteria and fungi who cooperate in the endless biological life cycle, to prepare nutrients for the trees and healthy soilfrom dust to dustthey do not kill any living thing(animal or plant) and they contribute for the magic circle of life having fun nourishing themselves
http://www.fruitarian.com/ay/Definit...ionSystems.htm

And here's their "fruit groups" page, which does include nuts:

http://www.fruitarian.com/ay/Fruit_groups.htm
 

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I follow a predominantly fruitarian diet with great result. I add greens - around 1 to 2 lbs per day of romaine, leaf lettuce, etc. Something that tastes good fresh and plain, not the bitter greens. I may also have some nuts, but I limit it to a small handful (20-22g in a day).

Diets which are too high in fat can cause symptoms that may be mislabeled as detox. I had virtually no "detox" symptoms despite a rather radical change in how I'm eating.

One trouble some may have when eating raw is an overall calorie deficiency. I found I had to eat larger amounts of fruit at my meals (around 2 lbs. edible).

Good luck with whatever you try.
 
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