Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . 6 valencia oranges
12:00 . . 6 valencia oranges + 4 medjool dates
3:00 . . . 1 large cantaloupe
5:00 . . . 1 pineapple + a few dates
7:00 . . . 12 oranges + handful of dates

Play: yoga, stretching, acrobatics

Well. Time flies when you're not sitting in front of a computer all day. Sorry for the lapse, fruity peeps.

I recently came across a journal I was keeping when I first started becoming "raw" about 10 years ago. Actually, I had several short journals because I started over so many times. It was funny to read my sweet and naive entries. I kept being so determined and so frustrated because I was falling off the wagon like every single day! It was redonkulous!

With the wisdom of 20/20 hindsight, it is no wonder I couldn't remain "raw." I would start the day with nothing, go off to work, determined to have an "all-raw day," come home for lunch and for my first meal of the day I would eat 2 oranges and a banana. Ha! Then an afternoon snack of celery and guacamole (avocado, lemon juice, sea salt.) And an evening salad of mixed greens, more avocado, and lemon tahini dressing (tahini, lemon juice, water, sea salt.) Then I would just want to EAT AND EAT all kinds of stuff. Vegan junk! I'd make a big peanut butter smoothie with maple syrup. Two of them. Ugh.

Of course, now I can see that I simply wasn't giving my body what it REALLY needs: Living Water and Fruit Sugar. So my body kept wanting and wanting. . . . something. . . . and that something was fruit sugar. But instead I was giving it all that fat and salt, heavy and addictive and dehydrating, to say the least.

I remember when I started to really get it, that my body wanted FRUIT, and I decided to try an all-fruit day. It was such a revelation and an amazing feeling to eat fruit and nothing else all day. I had some watermelon morning and afternoon, lots of it. Then for dinner I had arranged to buy myself a large fruit platter from Whole Foods. I remember that it cost $20. and was loaded up with cantaloupe, honeydew, kiwi, strawberries, and pineapple. It was HUGE and I imagined that it would last for at least a couple of days. I had been used to having some kind of salad or raw veggies for dinner with sea salt in there somehow, so when I started in on the fruit platter, it just tasted SO DARN GOOD and refreshing and I remember very clearly the feeling that went through every cell in my body. It was a feeling of RELIEF.

And I could not stop eating that fruit platter. I ate the WHOLE THING! And wanted even more!

Yeah, it took me even more time to REALLY get it. There was plenty of back and forth, falling out of the fruit tree and such. Boring. But I just wasn't eating ENOUGH fruit. It takes time to understand how much you really need. No restrictions. Lots of fruit. All you want.

But I couldn't help but notice that every single time I ate just fruit, it felt like a giant RELIEF to my body. Every single time. And that is still the case. Because fruit is like the correct key that fits into your lock. It is just right, perfection!

I have been asked if I had problems with detox on fruit. Honestly, I did not. I only had problems with RETOX. Ha! True! That is, every time I ate just fruit I felt BETTER, and every time I ate some junk I felt WORSE.

As soon as I was able to go 2-3 weeks on just fruit it felt one day like a rebirth. Like a GIANT RELIEF. Like all the days of darkness and sickness and tiredness were GONE. Whew. Thank Goodness. ♥

So each of us have our own path to go, our own levels of toxicity to deal with. I was very sick and toxic when I started on this path. And it did not take long, once I was shown the truth, to clean out the junk.

I wish this RELIEF for everyone. I know it is possible. And so easy and simple that it is hard to believe. Eat fruit. Lots of it. All you want.


  1. I LOVE this post. THANK YOU!!!! I am a recent convert, eating 811rv for about a month, and high-fruit, low-fat for years prior, but I finally made the leap into 100%. I can totally relate to your "relief" sentiments. Even though I was eating tons of fruit before, with a 800-calorie starchy dinner, a lot MORE is now required to substitute for that. And when I sit down to my huge fruit meals, I feel such excitement and relief, as if I've been waiting for this my entire life. My body has been wanting fruit my entire life! But I was eating cheese, candy, chocolate, bread instead, looking around, confused and lost, wondering what it was my body was asking for.

  2. Dear Annalise. . ♥ . . I hear ya! I think it just takes time to unlearn all we've been taught our whole lives, and to really believe it could all be this simple. Yeah, we've been wanting and needing fruit all along. Now we can have it, finally! And lots of it! Thank you so much for your sweet words. Girl Power. ♥

  3. :) awesome post jules love it. So true. My first 8 months i thought i was eating tones, and although at times i was, over the long term i was shorting myself.
    Eat all you want n never a moment of guilt for getting all the fresh ripe raw fruits you need. mmm i enjoy much without reserve now. Had a 7 persimmon n 38 banana day the other day, just got into california n was out sk8ing runnin n playing all day :) Where abouts in usa are you? im in Marina Del Rey just checkn if ur in the area to play :)
    enjoy much
    peacelovenseasonalfruit ck

  4. i really appreciate your post today. as I am on this diet longer, i am sure my choices will get simpler and simpler. my body says simple, but my mind says complex, and i have a vey convincing mind! the problem right now is that when i eat just fruit i don't feel satisfied and within two hours i have what i would call false hunger symptoms and may even get a headache if i don't eat something. but if i eat greens/salad this won't happen, i feel more satisfied, but i am tired and bloated for 2 hours afterwards. it is like a catch 22. i am soooooo looking for that feeling of RELIEF that you talk about. i probably need a good, long fast to give my digestive system a rest and do some deep healing.

  5. Hey, Chris. . . 38 bananas! Whoa. . . love it! I'm in the Southeastern US. Too bad 'cause some sk8 time with a pro would be fun. Ha! Really love your sign off. And thank you for writing, fruit bro. ♥

    Hi, Esmee. . . Think about how simply the animals eat. Horses eat grass, squirrels eat nuts, birds eat seeds, humans eat fruit. Simple. Your body needs sugar to operate and fruit is the easiest sugar to digest, and easy on the system, too. You will get your relief soon. ♥

  6. Thanks for your posts, Jules ♥

    It is wonderful to know fruit is the food for humans (maybe angels too). : )