Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . 12 valencia oranges
12:00 . . 1 large cantaloupe + 2 medjool dates
3:00 . . . 1 lb. cherry tomatoes + a few pickling cukes
4:00 . . . a few dates
6:00 . . . 8 oranges + a few dates
7:00 . . . 1 large fuji apple + a few dates (caramel apple!)

Play: yoga, gymnastics

I have been reading around on the internet now for years . . . learning, observing, sharing, and being part of various discussion groups for "raw food," for 811, for fruitarianism. And I have been reading all this time of people's challenges and struggles to change their lifestyle and give up junk food. The challenges are many: illness and disease, lack of support from family, friends, and society in general, emotional issues, comfort from old habits, lack of belief in the new lifestyle due to societal brainwashing, to name a few.

It seems to me that the peeps who have the easiest time of it are athletes who have a focus and a goal other than food. Guys, for example, who are marathon runners or cyclists who want to improve their performance and see diet as just one of many tools to tweak to perfection. They actually get excited to find a new way of eating that will help them achieve their sports goals and boom, they switch over night, no problem, and no looking back.

If food is the center of your life, and everything in your life exists to support this habit, it is going to be a big challenge to change only the food. I believe it will help immensely to have some sort of physical practice that you LOVE doing, and start making this the focus instead of the food. This way the eating of fruit will be fueling you for all these things you love.

And again I will emphasize, because we cannot hear this enough, that one must eat LOTS of fruit to satisfy and fuel this lifestyle. I do not count calories and I do not subscribe to the calorie theory. But I know that I eat between 20-40 pieces of fruit a day. Even more sometimes! It took me a while to really get it that I can eat all I want, no worries and no problems. I wish with all my heart that everyone could know about this and believe it and accept it and give it a try. ♥


  1. As always, you are so so right! Switching our focus off of food to other things is so important. Besides, do we really want our lives to be so primitive, that they are fully focused on nurishment? Way to be Julie!

  2. Thank you for your sweet words, Alyssa! I appreciate it. ♥ Of course, at the beginning of this path it will require a little extra thought and attention. But eventually. . . .

  3. What a wonderful post!
    Thank you!

  4. Thank you, Fruit Island Girl. . . I love your name! ♥

  5. Could you share some of these resources, forums, etc? I am trying to compile a complete list on my new blog -

  6. Just the right words I needed to hear at just the right time. :)

    Thanks Jules,


    (p.s. Remember me from Tommie's forum, oh so long ago?)

  7. Hello, AJ. . . Here are a few current ones:

    Hope that helps! ♥

  8. Thank you, Marjorie! I'm glad we can all inspire each other. We need that in this upside-down world. I DO remember you! ♥