Friday, February 12, 2010

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

8:00 . . . 6 oranges
9:00 . . . 6 oranges
1:00 . . . 4 bananas + 6 medjool dates
5:00 . . . 1 cantaloupe + a few dates
6:00 . . . 1 cantaloupe + 2 lb. grape tomatoes
8:00 . . . 6 oranges

Play: yoga, dance, stretching

These are some before and after pics, designed to show that I don't eat the skins of fruit. It is so easy, and never a problem to eat the delicious fruit inside, and discard the outer protective layer. And when I say discard, I mean place outdoors to either compost or serve as food for other animals. The deer, for example, really love to eat my "cast-offs." And I'm sure that many other animals and insects are also thrilled with the bounty. I love to share with my friends.

If at all possible, I do not eat the skins of fruit. There are a few occasional exceptions, like strawberries, cherries, and raspberries, where the skin is very thin. But otherwise, no skin for me. The body doesn't digest it and it is mostly a harsh fiber. I think of the skin as the protective packaging and not really meant for us to eat. I don't even eat the skin of grapes. It is not something I think about. My mouth just knows to separate and remove the skin, and swallow the rest.

And by the way, these beautiful hand-made pottery plates were given to me by my mother-in-law almost 20 years ago. She collected them for years. Not sure you can tell, but these plates are FRUITY: grapes and figs and their leaves! Another example of fruit synchronicity, as they were given to me many years before I ever even considered the possibility of living on fruit.

The signs are all around us, and we are being guided all the time. ♥


  1. if you don't mind me asking you a very personal question, how are your bowel movements affected by not eating the fiberous skins of the fruit?

  2. Hi, Esmee. . . Well, the inside flesh of fruit is very gentle and easy to digest and eliminate. The skins are harsher and more difficult to digest and eliminate. I mean, think about trying to digest banana skins or orange skins. So I would say there are no problems at all and the whole process of digestion, assimilation, and elimination is very quick and easy. Hope this helps. ♥

  3. Hi Julie0- just curious, do you also remove the "skin" of dates? Seems to waste a good part of certain dates when you do... but of course "waste" is in the eye of the beholder ;)