Fruitarianism: personal experience and advice

Fruitarianism is, as the name implies, eating only fruits and certain nuts and seeds. Each adherent of this movement does it differently, but the general rule is that the diet should include at least 75% raw fruits and 25% nuts and seeds. One of the basic rules of fruitarians: fruits can only be washed and peeled.

Mix them together, cook, season with something – in no case.

Steve Jobs often practiced fruitarianism, claiming it fueled his creativity. By the way, opponents of veganism often claim that it was this lifestyle that provoked Jobs’s cancer, but it has been repeatedly proven that a plant-based diet, on the contrary, helped reduce tumor growth and extended his life. However, when actor Ashton Kutcher tried to follow a Fruitarian for a month to play Jobs in a film, he ended up in the hospital. This could happen due to an incorrect, ill-conceived transition from one power system to another.

This is where most people make the mistake of becoming a fruitarian. They either abruptly begin to eat only fruits, without properly preparing the body and brain, or they eat, for example, only apples for a very long time. For some, fruitarianism is completely contraindicated due to problems with the gastrointestinal tract. It is very important to clearly understand the principles of this nutrition system, otherwise you can cause irreparable harm to your body.

The transition to a fruit diet should be smooth, including getting acquainted with the theory, studying the literature, switching from fried to boiled food, from boiled to partially raw, cleansing procedures, the introduction of “raw days”, the transition to a raw food diet, and only then – to fruitarianism. .

We want to share with you the diary of Sabrina Chapman, a yoga and meditation teacher from Berlin, who decided to try fruitarianism for herself, but the first pancake, as they say, came out lumpy. Let the girl’s notes published by the Independent be an example of how not to.

“I really love fruits, so although I didn’t think I could be a fruitarian all my life (because pizza, burgers and cakes …), I was sure that I could easily devote a week to this. But I was wrong.

I managed to hold out only three days, I had to stop.

Day 1

I had a large fruit salad and a glass of orange juice for breakfast. An hour later I was already hungry and ate a banana. By 11:30 am, the hunger kicked in again, but I had a Nakd bar (nuts and dried fruits).

By 12 o’clock I felt ill. It became bloated, but hungry. At 12:45 p.m., dried fruit chips were used, and an hour and a half later, avocados and smoothies.

During the day – dried pineapple chips and coconut water, but I’m tired of fruits. In the evening I had a glass of wine at a party because I didn’t know if alcohol was allowed in fruitarianism, but wine is just fermented grapes, right?

By the end of the day, I calculated that I had eaten 14 servings of fruit in a day. And how much sugar is that? Can it be healthy?

Day 2

Started the day with a smoothie of frozen fruit mixes, a bowl of berries and half an avocado. But by mid-morning, I felt hungry again, so I had to drink another cocktail. My stomach started to hurt.

At lunchtime I ate an avocado, after which the pain intensified. I didn’t feel happy, but bloated, angry, and frivolous. During the day I still had nuts, a pear and a banana, but by the evening I really wanted pizza.

That evening I was supposed to meet with friends, but I could not resist the desire to eat something tasty and forbidden, so I changed plans and went home. Fruitarianism and communication are different worlds.

I decided to try and trick the body into thinking it was eating something else. Made “pancakes” with mashed banana, peanut butter, flaxseed meal and a pinch of cinnamon. Here they were, however, delicious and satisfying.

However, I went to bed incredibly bloated. Before that, I sincerely thought that I could become a fruitarian for six months …

Day 3

I woke up with a headache that didn’t go away all morning. I have been eating a lot of the same for the last two days, but not enjoying it. My body felt sick and I felt miserable.

In the evening I made myself pasta with vegetables. Needless to say, she was fantastic?

So fruitarianism is not for me. Even though I didn’t stick to it strictly. But is it really for anyone? Why do people do it?

There are various reasons why people follow a fruit-based diet, including:

– Avoidance of the cooking process

— Detox

– Reduced calorie intake

– To be more environmentally friendly

– to rise morally

Many fruitarians believe that we should only eat food that has fallen from a tree, which I think would be incredibly difficult in today’s world.”

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