Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fruit Trees

Surely, fruit trees are one of the most beautiful sights in Nature.

My radar is now correctly seeking out fruit trees wherever I go. I see possibilities now that I never used to notice before. This apple tree, in the picture, is just down the street from where I live.

It is magical and miraculous to watch fruits form from beautiful flowers.

I am holding a vision of seeing fruit trees EVERYWHERE, supplying us all with free food and beauty. We could all be planting fruit seeds and trees, helping ourselves and the whole world in this way.

There is even a group called the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation which is committed to planting slews of fruit trees all over the world. What a worthy effort!

It is fun to start noticing and looking for fruit growing wherever you are. And you could throw a few seeds out there, too. That's what we're supposed to be doing, eating the fruit and spreading the seeds. : )

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 3 oranges
11:00 . . juice of 4 oranges
4:00 . . .few black grapes, unbelievably sweet
5:00 . . .tons of black grapes (~3 lbs.)
7:00 . . .8 pickling cucumbers + a few tomatoes

Play: dance training, gymnastics, stretching

When I get a bit tired of the sweet and want something else, the cukes and tomatoes are so balancing and REFRESHING. I feel so sparkly clean and light inside.

Yesterday I was thinking all day of how spoiled rotten I am. Most animals in Nature do not have it so easy, nor do many people around the world. I do not ever worry about whether I will be able to eat today. I just go and pick out what I want, like a princess. Wow. I am so grateful for my easy and delicious food. I am feeling compassion for all beings who have to struggle for their food and/or go hungry. ♥

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Juicing Oranges

In a perfect world, I would probably never juice a fruit and only eat whole, fresh, ripe fruit right off the tree as the tree drops it into my hands.

And I find that if fruit is of the BEST quality, I do prefer to eat it whole, even oranges. The fiber definitely serves a purpose, allowing for a gradual release of sugar and nutrients and helping to carry toxins and cellular "waste" out of the body.

But there are times and seasons when I feel it is OK to make a little juice from a slightly subpar fruit. Also, when a person is sick, it might be easier on their system to have a little juice. Lately I have been having some fresh orange juice in the morning. I make it one orange at a time and sip it slowly, so it feels like it is being absorbed in my mouth.

I am not a proponent of kitchen appliances. I think a cool thing about this lifestyle is the simplicity of it all and I do enjoy living as close to Nature as possible. I don't use electric juicers or blenders, ever.

However, I did buy this excellent Orange X Juicer about 20 years ago, and since it is here, I use it. And it works wonderfully. It's easy to use and easy to clean. So I posted a link there if anyone is interested in checking one out. Or you can search online for yourself.

I must warn you in advance that this juicer is VERY heavy.

So maybe enjoy an occasional juice, but know that it is usually best to eat the whole fruit. : )

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 6 large valencia oranges
2:00 . . . LOTS of muscadine grapes (~3 lbs.)
4:00 . . . several tomatoes
8:00 . . . LOTS of muscadine grapes, total bliss

Play: walking, yoga, secret obsession

Those tomatoes were outstanding, minerally rich and delicious! Locally grown, still, thankfully.

Then, last night after I ate the grapes, I became totally blissed out. This is the feeling I LOVE after eating really good quality fruit. I have heard some people complain about this feeling, claiming they become so tired or sleepy and that the fruit is affecting them adversely. It is really a feeling of mellow euphoria and I look forward to it every time. I think this is the bodies' way of taking in the sugar/nutrients and you get to be still and enjoy the pleasurable feeling while it is happening. It is a REALLY GOOD FEELING and I wish everyone could experience it. Then we would have a world of blissed out people! ♥

Monday, September 28, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 10 oranges
12:00 . . wild muscadines, foraged
3:00 . . . more muscadines, bought from corner stand
5:00 . . . ridiculous amount of muscadines (~3 pounds)
6:00 . . . 9 pickling cucumbers + 2 tomatoes
8:00 . . . 1 banana

Play: barefoot walking ~4 miles, stretching, secret obsession

On the left, in my hand, are the wild muscadines I find while walking around near the woods. These vines are 1-3 years old. The grapes on the right are from vines that are 40+ years old, with larger root systems. They all are unbelievably good. Yesterday it was so hot and sunny and I ate so many grapey grapes that I kept having childhood memories of eating grape popsicles bought from the ice cream truck in the summer. I also loved banana popsicles and cherry popsicles. Of course, they were just substitutes for the real thing, and NOTHING can top the real thing! ; )

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 4 large valencia oranges
12:00 . . juice of 6 oranges
3:00 . . . 1 honeydew melon
6:00 . . . muscadine grapes + a few small tomatoes
11:00 . . 1 large banana

Play: dance training, secret obsession, stretching

The honeydew (pictured) was out of this world! It gave me such a feeling of bliss. I'm so happy that it's honeydew season. What a waste. . . all those years I didn't know I could eat sugar all day long and experience heaven on earth. I wish someone had told me the truth about fruit. That's why I'm telling you. ♥

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

10:00. . . juice of 6 large oranges
12:00. . . juice of 5 large oranges
4:00 . . . LOTS of muscadine grapes + a few small tomatoes
6:00 . . . 3 large bananas
8:00 . . . more grapes

Play: barefoot walking ~ 3 miles, secret obsession, stretching

This lifestyle is not about deprivation. It is about abundance. I have only one "rule" for myself about food and that is to eat only fruit. But I feel free to eat as much of it as I want, whenever I want. This was another day when I felt like I was eating ALL DAY LONG!

And it was all euphorically delicious. ♥

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Girl Power!

Chloe is rockin' her Girl Power shirt. ♥

She is feeling it, just like I am, for the female of the species. We know that it is time for girls and women everywhere to make ourselves the true goddesses/princesses/mermaids/angels that we can be. It is transformation time, girls!

Instead of spending your time, money, energy, and effort on attracting a male and/or changing him into the man of your dreams, why not use all that to become the person of your dreams yourself?!

Other people will come and go throughout this lifetime on Earth, and throughout other lifetimes and dimensions, but you will always be with yourself. ALWAYS. FOREVER!!! That's a lot to take in, that idea.

There are many inspiring girls/women out there doing all sorts of amazing things. I know lots of cool girl peeps and I intend to share them with you. For now, I will tell you about three long-time fruitarian friends and you can get to know them through their websites:

Kveta Martinec: Fruitarian for 20+ years
Anne Osborne: Fruitarian for 16+ years and the author of a new fruitarian book

Nora Lenz: Fruit-eater and Natural Hygiene Coach (amazing before and after photos)

Enjoy! And begin your own transformation. It is time to get excited and be supported and encouraged by other women! You can look and feel better than you ever have in your whole life! You can become the person you have always dreamed about. You can start NOW!

Together we can create heaven on earth. ♥

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . 1/4 large watermelon
12:00 . . 1/4 large watermelon
3:00 . . . juice of 5 large valencia oranges
4:00 . . . 4 bananas
8:00 . . . muscadine grapes + a few small tomatoes

Play: barefoot walking ~ 4 miles, yoga, secret obsession

These are the last of the watermelons for this season. I took home the largest one in the front, there. It is super sweet! Fruits with seeds are preferable because they are truly viable. I find that they are sweeter, too. Most people have been trained to think that a seedless watermelon or seedless oranges are just great. To me, seedless fruit is weird. It has been cultivated to be without seeds. In Nature, real fruit has seeds. I never choose seedless fruit unless there is absolutely nothing else available.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

10:00 . . juice of 5 large valencia oranges
1:00 . . . some muscadine grapes
2:00 . . .more grapes
5:00 . . . 1 large honeydew
7:00 . . . 4 bananas
9:00 . . . few grapes

Play: Barefoot walking ~4 miles, stretching, secret obsession

Yesterday the weather was very rainy and I went into a Whole Foods and looked at the hot bar. Old habits. It was steamy and smelly in a bad way and really, I wonder how people stand that stuff. I wonder how I used to stand that stuff! Salty, oily, and burns your mouth. Some of it looked downright putrid.

Still, I find that I am affected by the weather. It is definitely easier to stay on fruit when it is hot and sunny. Cold, rainy, and snowy days bring up memories of bad comfort food. But they are only fleeting now. I am replacing the old memories with new ones of liquid sunshine like oranges and pineapples! ♥

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Foraging for Fruit

So on Sunday when I was out walking I checked on some of the wild muscadine grapevines on the small mountain where I live and they were teeming with ripe grapes. It is peak time for them. I was SO excited!!! I stood under one canopy of vines and looked up and there were HUNDREDS of grapes hanging there. I just happened to be hungry/thirsty after walking quite a bit so I stood there and ate my fill. Man, were they good and sweet, rich tasting. Amazingly, no one else seems to even notice they are there.

It is hard to describe the perfection one feels when being in Nature and eating live ripe fruit right off the tree or vine. One feels perfectly nourished on all levels. I am dreaming of living in such a way and in such a place that this is the way I live and eat every day.

It was so great to feel, just for one day, that I was not dependent on the "stores" or on running home for food. I felt free as a bird and taken care of by Nature. It felt so right, because it IS right.

And now, here is the coolest part of my little grape foraging story. These vines exist because over the last few years, I spread these seeds all over the place as I walked along, eating muscadine grapes. I just threw the seeds out haphazardly as I went along. Didn't bother to plant them or anything. Each year there are more vines everywhere as other animals and birds spread the seeds.

I encourage you to start looking around and noticing what is growing wild in your area, or even on other people's properties. And I encourage you to throw out fruit seeds everywhere. Not only will you be living in agreement with Nature, but hey, it's free food for you or other beings! And more delicious than anything you can buy anywhere. ♥

Monday, September 21, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

10:00 . . wild muscadine grapes, foraged
1:00 . . . more wild grapes, all I could eat!
3:00 . . . few more grapes
6:00 . . . honeydew melon + tomatoes
8:00 . . . muscadine grapes

Play: barefoot walking ~ 2 hours, secret obsession, stretching

The foraging was awesome and I'll write more about it later. But I spent most of the day in Nature, living off of her gifts. It was a beautiful time.

Then I went to an outdoor arts and crafts festival where people were eating the most ridiculous things all over the place. I mean, human beings will put ANYTHING into their mouths and swallow it, most of it disgusting. I feel like I can say this because I'm a human being who used to put some majorly wrong things into my own mouth. Ugh.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

10:00 . . .1 honeydew melon, like candy
1:00 . . . juice of 6 large valencia oranges
3:00 . . . 4 bananas
4:00 . . . some muscadine grapes
5:00 . . . more grapes
6:00 . . . several tomatoes, really good
7:00 . . . more grapes

Play: barefoot walking ~ 6 miles, stretching, secret obsession

Who wouldn't want to live like this??? Look at how I get to eat candy all day long, better than any artificial chemicalized candy there is.

After a few years of this fruitarian way, I really enjoy the comforting familiarity of the different fruit seasons. Every time a fruit comes into season it is like welcoming back an old friend. Now it is time for the really delicious honeydews and I have already found my favorite ones, from the Smith Family in Turlock, CA. They grow the BEST honeydews, and they are pesticide free. Every single one is excellent, dripping with angelic sweetness. For those of you in the US, look for this label and you won't go wrong.

When I saw these the other day, I got EXCITED, much more excited than I EVER got over any kind of junk food or restaurant. And that's sayin' something.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 1/4 watermelon
11:00 . . juice of 1/4 watermelon
2:00 . . . juice of 10 small valencia oranges
4:00 . . . some muscadine grapes
6:00 . . . 6 bananas, made into pudding
8:00 . . . the last of my grapes (time to get more, I'm desperate!)

Play: barefoot walking/running ~ 5 miles, dancing, yoga

Yesterday was a perfect eating day for me. All sweet, and I got to eat my 3 favorite fruits in one day. Blissed out all day. ♥

Last night was the new moon. The nights around the time of the new moon are very conducive to good sleeping, since it is dark and the night energies are calm and quiet. This is a wonderful time to experiment with going to bed with the sun. No electricity is very cool.

Friday, September 18, 2009


The earth ~~~~~~~80% water
The human body ~~80% water
Fruit ~~~~~~~~~~ 80% water

Fascinating. Perfection.

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

8:00 . . . 1/2 small watermelon
11:00 . . some muscadine grapes
1:00 . . . more grapes
3:00 . . . grapes again
5:00 . . . tomatoes and cukes (above, a gift!)
7:00 . . . a ton of grapes, until I became giddy

Play: dance, yoga, secret obsession

A benefit of people discovering you have a thing for fruit is that they will often give you some! A colleague of my husband's sent me these cucumbers he grew himself. Thank you! I like to think that the Universe is providing for me through these people. It is a beautiful feeling to think of all the ways we are all helping each other along.

I think the highest thing would be a world where all is freely given. So it is good to practice that in the ways, big and small, that we can do it. ♥

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 10 small oranges
1:00 . . . lots of grapes (~2 lbs.)
2:00 . . . more grapes
3:00 . . . 4 bananas
8:00 . . . lots of grapes

Play: yoga, secret obsession, stretching

I can tell the weather is getting cooler because bananas are starting to appeal to me more. If I was living in the tropics I would prefer mangos, papayas, rollinea, and mamey to bananas. But I am GRATEFUL for bananas. ♥

P.S. I bought this bowl for $1. Not to brag.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Banana Pudding

Sometimes when I eat bananas I just take them out of the peels and eat as is. But my favorite way to eat bananas is to make them into a pudding. I do this with one hand in a bowl, one banana at a time. I let the child in me squish and squish the banana, over and over, until it becomes a liquid. It usually takes between 1-2 minutes to get the banana just right, by feel. It makes the banana sweeter and it's fascinating to watch it turn into a liquid.

Pictured is one banana in my favorite banana bowl. I like to do just one at a time because each banana is unique and different, so you get to have different tastes.

I discovered this by accident once when I was talking on the phone and absent-mindedly playing with my food before I ate it. It really changes the taste of the banana, making it loads sweeter and I find it tastes a lot like bubble gum this way! Then I eat it with my fingers. I imagine that Emily Post would not approve. Ha! I swear it tastes better without any utensils.

And what I really love about this technique is that I don't need to use any appliance, like a blender, or electricity, even. All simple and natural, like a monkey. ♥

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

1:00 . . . some muscadine grapes
2:00 . . . more grapes
4:00 . . . LOTS of grapes and a few tomatoes
7:00 . . . 6 bananas
9:00 . . . few grapes

Play: barefoot walking ~3 miles, 1/2 hour secret obsession, yoga

Yesterday was an unusual day because I had to go to a health fair (for insurance purposes) so I was not supposed to eat before having a little blood taken. But it doesn't bother me to not eat. I do not ever feel ravenously hungry like most people do which is due, on their part, to feelings of withdrawal from toxic substances/"food."

The best part of the health fair was picking up a really beautiful banana at the end. : )

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Local Fruit Stands

I am fortunate to live just down the road from this fruit and veggie stand. I have bought many watermelons and cantaloupes here, and lately they've had muscadine and scuppernong grapes that I can get to supplement my stash.

Between this place and the farmer's market, I rarely have to buy food at a regular grocery store. At a regular grocery store, the fruit has usually been picked green, shipped some distance, and put in a refrigerator before being displayed in a rather ugly setting under flourescent lights in air conditioning. It's not natural!

So while the local produce is still rockin', get thee to a fruit stand or farmer's market. The fruit is fresh, beautiful, local, and cheap. Plus you get to pick out your goodies outdoors. Gotta love the fresh air. Boo on air conditioning.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice from 1/4 watermelon, super sweet
12:00 . . juice from 1/4 watermelon, heavenly
3:00 . . . lots of muscadine grapes
4:00 . . . more grapes
5:00 . . . yeah, more grapes
7:00 . . . 4 bananas

Play: barefoot walking ~5 miles, stretching, lots of relaxing in the sun

As always, I am spending as much time as possible outside. Especially now as the sun's angle is changing and the days are cooler. The warmth of the sun is really perfect now. I love eating outside, too. Interesting, the concepts of inside and outside. Inside is kind of weird.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

What Is Wrong With People?

Every day in the paper there are images like these, showing man's inhumanity to other beings.

This chef, who is holding a roasted pig, is apparently proud of his cruel and gluttonous ways. And other misguided people have even given him awards for it. Here is an article about how great he is to cook and serve dead animals.

Heaven help us.

And to the pig I say, "I'm so sorry, precious one. Yes, I see what happened to you. I see."

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 1/4 watermelon
11:00 . . juice of 1/4 watermelon
2:00 . . .~2 lbs. muscadine grapes
4:00 . . . ~2 lbs. muscadine grapes
5:00 . . . 5 bananas
7:00 . . . ~3 lbs. grapes

Play: barefoot walking/running ~5 miles, dancing, stretching

These watermelons are extremely sweet! And the grapes are reminding me of grape Kool-Aid. Eating fruit definitely taps into the childhood memories. All sweet.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice from 1/4 watermelon
10:00 . . juice from 1/4 watermelon
2:00 . . . ~2 lbs. muscadine grapes
4:00 . . . ~2 lbs. muscadine grapes
6:00 . . . 4 tomatoes + 11 pickling cukes
8:00 . . . ~2 lbs. muscadine grapes

Play: barefoot walking/running ~4 miles, 1/2 hour Secret Obsession, yoga

There are 5 lbs. of grapes in the bowl. So I ate all these yesterday and MORE! I promise you that I look forward to my food these days more than I ever did before. I feel good before, during, AND after I eat. I always feel good. I am not eating anything that I have to recover from, like I used to. It is a feeling of freedom. I am free. ♥

Friday, September 11, 2009

Muscadine Man!

I kid you not, peeps.

Today was Grape Day at the Farmer's Market and to heighten the excitement, they had Muscadine Man! He was a lot of fun and a good sport.

Maybe next year I can be Grape Girl.

Actually, the real purpose of Grape Day is apparently to get people to buy lots of expensive bottles of rotten grape juice I mean wine. But I did get to participate in a grape sampling survey. I got to try several different types and they were all excellent! I was swooning and asking for more samples. I was their most enthusiastic participant by far. Ha, ha. I mean, they could barely get anyone to do the survey, and then they could barely get me to leave!

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . 1/4 watermelon
11:00 . . 1/4 watermelon
3:00 . . . lots of muscadine grapes
4:00 . . . more grapes
6:00 . . . 6 bananas
8:00 . . . um, more grapes

Play: barefoot walking/running ~4 miles, dancing, stretching

Let's see. . . how many different ways can I take pics of grapes???

I felt like I was eating candy all day. I was! Nature's candy. No artificial sugar or concoction can top it. Really, I feel sorry for everyone who doesn't know about this. : )

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

10:00 . . . juice of 8 oranges
1:00 . . . . muscadine grapes (~3 lbs.) + handful scuppernong grapes
4:00 . . . . muscadine grapes (~2 lbs.)
8:00 . . . . more grapes + a few tomatoes
9:00 . . . . few more grapes

Play: short walk in Nature, lots of yoga

I took a pic of the 10 lbs. of grapes I had. Each bag has 5 lbs. You can't exactly see how much this really is. Next time I'll put them in a glass bowl. It's a beautiful sight.

Also, yesterday I visited a scuppernong grape vine adjacent to a plant nursery. No one was around, so I stood there and ate all the ripe ones I could find. There is nothing like the experience of eating fruit right off the tree or vine, warm from the sun and still alive with energy. That is how we are supposed to be doing it, all the time! Fresh air, sunshine, rain, wind, fruit that is alive! ♥

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Farmer's Market. . . Again!

I mentioned that I've been going to the Farmer's Market twice a week. I was there yesterday, stocking up on my latest staple, grapes. The green/gold ones are called scuppernongs and the purple ones are my faves, muscadines.

I bought 10 lbs. of muscadines for $20. I got a 26-lb. watermelon as well and some tomatoes.

These last lingering days of summer are so precious. One day I will go and the grapes will be gone. But I'm not going to think about that today. Today I am rich. ♥

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . 1/4 watermelon
11:00 . . 1/4 watermelon
2:00 . . . muscadine grapes
4:00 . . . more grapes
6:00 . . . some tomatoes
8:00 . . . grapes! lots of them!

Play: barefoot walking/running ~5 miles, 1/2 hour New Secret Obsession (fun!), stretching

The day turned cool and grey and rainy, and the old addictive mind started thinking of stocking up on comfort foods. I don't want them, it is just an old mental habit triggered by weather cues, like Pavlov's dogs. I've learned to ignore it and sigh. I actually wanted some bananas, but didn't have any of the exact ripeness I like. I am still enamored of the grapes. Their season is so short, I have to take advantage and enjoy the heck out of them. Gratitude.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Sing-A-Long

I found out about this from my fruitarian friend, Neo, in Denmark. Thank you, Neo!

I can't stop singing this song. Feel free to sing, or prance!

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

10:00 . . . juice of 6 oranges
12:00 . . . juice of 5 oranges
6:00 . . . LOTS of muscadine grapes (pictured)
7:00 . . . a few tomatoes + a few pickling cukes
8:00 . . . more grapes, a ridiculous amount!

Play: walking/hiking in forest for 4 hours (8+ miles), stretching

These grapes taste like grape bubble gum, a favorite from my childhood. They have some seriously magical chemical in there that gives a feeling of blissful euphoria. I am now like a drug addict. I have to have my grapes. I gotta hit the streets and score some more! ♥

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . 1/4 watermelon
12:00 . . 1/4 watermelon
1:00 . . . juice of 6 oranges
4:00 . . . some muscadine grapes
5:00 . . . more grapes
6:00 . . . ~3 lbs. tomatoes
8:00 . . . some watermelon juice

Play: barefoot walking/running ~ 4 miles, dance training, stretching, New Secret Obsession

What a fantastic eating day! I got to eat all my favorites. I am blessed!!! It is all too delicious for words. Sigh. ♥

And in case you are wondering. . . I am not weirdly eating only on the hour. When I post these times, they are just approximate. I want to be somewhat accurate, but no need to be anal. Ha!

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Ubiquitous Water Bottle

For YEARS (!) I was toting around a water bottle like everyone else.

If this isn't on the list of Stuff White People Like, it should be.

I was always thirsty and it seemed to me that the bottled water tasted clean and fresh. We all need lots of water, right?

I usually had a stash of old bottles in my car, and I was always running to the store to buy more bottles. I think I was actually afraid of running out. I knew the plastic was wasteful, but. . .

Well, it turns out I needed so much water all the time because I was chronically severely dehydrated like everyone else. Eating dehydrated and toxic foods like crackers, chips, popcorn, and salty cooked and processed foods will do that to ya. Your body needs lots of water to dilute the poison you've put in there.

I never dreamed I would be giving up my precious water bottle but shortly after I started on fruit and dropped all the salty stuff, I found that I just didn't need it any more. It was probably about 2-3 weeks into it that I just quit feeling so thirsty all the time. Plus, as my taste buds cleaned out and became more correctly sensitive, I discovered that even my favorite bottled water actually smelled and tasted terrible, like a mixture of plastic and sewage! All those years I was drinking that nasty stuff. What a shocking surprise. Who even knows what's really in there?!

Fruit is the most hydrating food there is, and it contains living water, naturally distilled by Nature. It takes care of your thirst needs and hunger needs at the same time! Magic!!! And it tastes delicious and sweet.

It has made life so much easier to not have to think or worry about buying water bottles any more. No heavy water bottle to lug around. I am free to travel lighter through this world.

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 6 oranges
12:00 . . juice of 5 oranges
4:00 . . . lots of muscadine grapes (~2-3 lbs.)
5:00 . . . 3 tomatoes + 7 pickling cukes
7:00 . . . more muscadine grapes (~ 2 lbs.)

Play: barefoot walking/running ~ 5 miles, yoga, stretching

Loaded up on grapes at the farmer's market again. They are everywhere right now, but the cheapest and sweetest are always at the farmer's market. I noticed the watermelons aren't as big or plentiful as they were. But right now it is ALL ABOUT SLURPY GRAPES!

I bought lots of grapes and a watermelon from a sweet farm couple. . . they are some of my favorite people. She told her husband to pick me a good melon, then she turned to me and winked and said, "He's a good picker. 50 years ago he picked me!" They are so cute.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

What The Fruit?!?!

Do I even need to say anything???

The world is SO seriously mixed-up and crazy. OK, I guess I said something.

I passed this sign today and just had to take a picture. And I'm standing there, looking around and thinking, "Am I the only one who sees how nutty this is? Why isn't EVERYONE stopping here to take a picture to post on the internet as scientific proof that humans have gone mad?!"

Yeah, let's all help people who are dying by eating some hot dogs. And I hope you alert readers will notice this is posted in front of a FUNERAL HOME!


Bless their hearts, I know they mean well. What if we could take everyone's good intentions and direct them toward healthful living?

P.S. By the way, it is wrong to kill and eat animals. There, I really did it now.

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 10 oranges
2:00 . . . 3 bananas
3:00 . . . 3 bananas
8:00 . . . juice of 14 oranges

Play: barefoot walking ~ 5 miles, yoga, 1/2 hour New Secret Obsession

This was an unusual eating day for me. This is more like how I would eat in the winter, lots of oranges and bananas. I go through phases with bananas. I tend to eat more of them in the winter, very few in the summer. But I am grateful for bananas: they are always available everywhere and they are inexpensive. Recently, I bought 11 bananas for $1. And bananas are a great sugar hit! I find that there is one day when they are perfectly ripe the way I like them, so it's a bit of a game to see if you can time it just right.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice from 1/4 watermelon
11:00 . . juice from 1/4 watermelon
2:00 . . . 8 oranges
4:00 . . . 6 oranges + 3 tomatoes
6:00 . . . LOTS of muscadine grapes (~ 3 lbs.)
9:00 . . . bit more watermelon juice

Play: lots of walking and a bit of gymnastics, stretching

I've come upon a cache of good oranges. I've missed them these past months. They are a nice addition to the melon.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Changing Your Taste Preference

If you are wishing to eat more fruit, or even to eat only fruit, one thing that will help you is to consider and understand your current taste preferences.

As natural frugivores, humans have an innate desire for sweet things. It is reported that human breast milk is sweet and tastes like cantaloupe juice. (There was a funny episode of Friends about this!) So right from the very beginning, our first tastes are for sweet.

But then some well-meaning person introduces food that is sour/salty/spicy and off we go down the wrong road. Things that are sour/salty/spicy are an acquired taste and if you really want to give up the junk, you will need to let go of these incorrect tastes preferences, both physically and mentally. And even emotionally.

If you are eating some fruit like grapes, what happens when you bite into one that is sour? You know instinctively that it's bad and you throw it out. You want the sweet! Sour is an indication that fruit is not ripe or has gone bad. Do you want a sour orange? No, you want a super sweet one! Do you want the sour in life? No, you want the sweet!

Even with tomatoes I do not like the ones that are sour. I love the sweet ones. The dark red really ripe ones.

And I can't help but notice that when people have had a meal that is sour/salty/spicy (think pizza), they either need to drink a sweet drink or they need to have a sweet dessert. We have a natural "sweet tooth" and it is for fruit, I'm tellin' ya!

Just having this simple understanding has been immensely helpful to me.

And I really feel sorry for the people loading up their plates with all manner of sour/salty/spicy. It is making them feel SOUR! I know all about it.

It is much more wonderful to feel sweet!!!

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice from 1/4 large watermelon
2:00 . . . 7 oranges
3:00 . . . several tomatoes and some muscadine grapes
4:00 . . . handful of grapes
5:00 . . . yeah, more grapes
8:00 . . . LOTS of grapes

Play: bit of walking and dancing, lots of yoga

Written down, this doesn't look like a lot of food, but I assure you that I felt like I was eating ALL DAY LONG! I love grape season.