Don't you think we are shooting ourselves in the foot by calling our diet "the raw food diet". A lot of people on here, including the creators of the website call themselves "Raw Vegans" and say that it is the true raw vegan diet unlike the rest of them. This is an unnecessary battle in my opinion, which brings more negativity than positivity. And by including ourselves in the "raw food" movement, we are lumping ourselves with the rest of the other raw food diets that fail people such as high fat, paleo, stimulant based or low calorie based. Constantly people are posting articles to this site about why "raw vegan" diets fail and most of them do not even address the fruitarian lifestyle. But because we classify ourselves as raw foodists we are in the firing line.
I also think that raw food is not the focus of our diet. If you go around saying you're low fat raw vegans then that's a bit better but it's a bit of a complicated name for a fruitarian. Fruit is our focus, and most fruit you come accross is raw anyway. It's not all that bad when it is cooked (like in a tin or something). So the raw part I don't think we should focus on when advertising it but of course it is important that people know raw is important at some point. Much like how eating enough is important but we don't go around calling ourselves high calorie low fat raw vegans do we? A raw foodist to me is someone who eats raw food. Could be so many different things. A fruitarian is a fruitarian. There is no confusion. The more we detach ourselves from the "raw food movement" the better I think.
Perhaps you can find some reasons for why we should refer to ourselves as raw fooders as we advertise the diet. I can think of a few.
Maybe "fruitcentric", although it doesn't distinguish what the non-fruit part is.
Of course, as someone else pointed out, any name that doesn't include raw food would certainly lose out with search engines.
But I can already envision "I'm fruitcentric" t-shirts ;-)
Hmmm... Yes I guess it does help us search engine wise.
Fruitcentric. I kind of like it :)
From an ethical standpoint I think it's rather important to include of ourselves in the vegan movement of course.
Low fat raw vegan could still imply grains and pulses
as most of the not 30BAD /LFRV/811s think a vegAN is someone who eats VEG.
after some bananas for the brain...
...Fruitanvegan as in Vegan
but I don't really tell people what I am or what I eat as they make HUGE assumptions and don't listen properly.
I am what I am,
I eat what I eat,
they eat what they eat,
they are what they are,
they interpret my words as their experience defines.