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What is a fruitarian diet...

on Wednesday, October 11, 2006...

Breakfast- 10 Medjool dates and 1 avocado

Lunch- 4 apples

Dinner- 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, 1 very large sliced cucumber, 1 cup pistachio nuts, 1 cup walnut halves, about 10-12 sun-dried tomato halves, 6-7 black olives

I served my dinner in a glass pie plate and it looked beautiful, not to mention appetizing- lots of colors and textures.  Clearly, I ate more nuts than is ideal for digestion and I have that heavy stomach feeling this morning because I also ate too late and close to bed time.

Many people mistakenly believe that a fruitarian diet consists of only sweet fruits and then they go about telling people how a fruitarian diet is harmful.  In their ignorance they are misleading and alarming people unnecessarily.  Everything I ate on Wednesday was the fruit of a tree or plant.  This is the real meaning of fruitarian.  A fruitarian diet consists primarily of the fruits of the plant kingdom and also some greens.  Sweet fruits, that I ate earlier in the day when I was most active, happen to be a terrific source of fuel that the body uses to function.  More fatty foods mixed with non-sweet fruits might be best eaten at a time of day when one does not have a need for quick fuel, and the body can direct it's energy towards breaking down and assimilating the heavier foods.  Just eat in moderation and not too close to bed time, unlike I did last night.

Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 07:47AM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | Comments4 Comments

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Reader Comments (4)

I miss your posts! Where have you gone? Your candour is always so refreshing!
November 2, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJ
Same here - miss reading of your raw experiences and menus. Hope you are just busy and that there are not any serious issues that are preventing you from blogging.
November 5, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMark
Glad your back! I was just sharing your sight with a new raw friend yesterday. Yeah! I missed you!
November 10, 2006 | Unregistered Commentershona
You guys are really giving me a lift! Thanks. I started a new job recently and the ajustment
period has been really demanding on my time. Its becoming more manageable and I look forward to keeping the blog going. It helps me to write about this stuff.
November 12, 2006 | Registered CommenterStephen Parker

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