Years ago when I was making the transition from 100% raw gourmet, I would have absolutely loved this guide, which I guess is exactly why I wrote it.
I have been 100% raw for about 5 years now, and about 3 of those have been as a 8/1/1rv fruitarian. I had to come to realize this liberating and empowering lifestyle the hard way while drowning in a sea of raw fadists and superfood pushers. It was round 2 of alienation after having been rejected by the mainstream for rejecting cooked, then shunned by the mainstream raw community for rejecting their largely perverted fare.
My health plateued and all the nuts, seeds, and salt became too heavy and were an impediment to my blossoming fitness. I intuitively began adding more fruit as I let go of the rich nutty meals. I then set out on an independent investigation into the science and chemistry of it all; an aspect the mainstream raw community tends to ignore. This personal search led me to true experts like Shelton, Frey, Graham, Trader, and Campbell. Once I developed that intellectual confidence to support my intuitive drive, I was set to be an 8/1/1rv fruitarian for life.
As someone who created a raw food prep business and used transitional gourmet means I was often conflicted about my work and my personal practice. There was a very thin line to walk in maintaining that integrity. I even opened a raw food restaurant that tried to cater to a low fat fruit based raw crowd with some relatively simple gourmet options. Of course the side of ther menu that had the potential to pander to the same emotional eating habits of SAD diet began to overshadow, and although I was helping many to find a sustainable transition, my passion and integrity was losing to the financial efficacy of the joint. I decided to preserve my principles and lose the cafe. I went back to school to study Natural Hygiene based nutrition and healing and pursue my Naturopathic degree.
As I began helping more people find success in this diet and lifestyle I began to realize the common obstacles and questions. Logically, I thought it would be very helpful to address those issues and questions in a book/guide format for anyone to be able to access and take advantage of.
This book , Fruitarians are the Future is a full practical guide for the diet of the lifestyle and and it is a reference guide for fruitarian mono-meals. It includes basic information on the background science of food combining and a simple carb based diet, but the bulk of the book is a guide to making a sufficient meal from a list of generally accessible sweet fruits. The fruit guide has a selection, season, and calorie by volume guide for each fruit that outlines how many fruits and how much weight of fruit should be consumed to constitute a meal. Each meal is around 1200 calories. It has been well received by newcomers and fellow 8/1/1rv's as an easy to use and original guide to being a successful 8/1/1rv fruitarian.
As I travel the country on my pedal powered pilgrimage I am so pleased to be able a concrete reference to the people I am presenting this lifestyle to. It is one thing to get someone passionate about something so intuitively accessible but then it is very important to provide a practical and detailed instruction on making it work.
Check out the book here on 30BAD http://www.30bananasaday.com/page/fruitarianfuture-ebook
Very cool! Great job!
I understand Harrison and I harbor no ill-will. I must again point out though that I feel you are unjustifiably linking my comments to deconstructive and negative comments to the entirety of 30BAD. The negativity and violent communication is self contained in the comments of the individuals who may have happened to be members of 30bAD or any other forums but they do not reflect the views or opinions or actions of the whole of the sites. That is the mentality that I feel dissuades many from coming in to be educated. Thats all :-)
I respect and appreciate you calling people out when you feel you have seen contradicition. Keep it up and thank you for the kind words as well.
Lol, you guys are good examples of non-violent communication. :)
I've seen Matthew on Arnold's video, he can babysit my kids anytime! ;)
Her book looks great and she is a lovely woman but I would NOT recommend eliminating greens...I don't see that as a successful plan long-term...why eliminate green leafy vegetables, honestly? They're delicious, mineral-rich, add some variety to the diet, add a good source of essential fats & protein and are parts of the natural diets of many primates. This is already one of the most limiting diets in the world, why further put yourself in a strict and potentially deficiency-prone position by taking out a huge food group like green vegetables, or as I see elsewhere on this site, people completely eliminating all fats...low-fat is great, but most health professionals will say it is NOT healthy to take out all overt fats and do "90/5/5" as people call it...it makes the body way too sensitive and I really don't think it's best for health in the long run.
Let me know what you think, just putting out thoughts, not trying to attack anyone~
I would really like to read this.