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I currently eat raw fruit on 4 days per week, feel great and am considering making the transition to full time fruit muncher.....but.....very stupid question alert.
I occasionally enjoy a glass of wine and have a horrible feeling that this lifestyle is alcohol free, so what do people drink at social and work type events.


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Water with lemon or juice.  Organic grape juice in a nice wine glass.

water with ice and a lemon wedge on a rocks glass. itll look like an alcoholic beverage.


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Thank you all for your responses, which have in themselves led to another, perhaps, more philosophical query.....
It struck me today ( see, I really haven't thought this through completely) that taking on this food choice would mean that I could never eat a shared meal with family, friends or colleagues again, which actually feels quite lonely, so, finally, here's the query
Is this a lonely lifestyle choice or are many of you actively involved alternative life style thingies or is that a terrible stereotype.

Thanks for your patience folks

It can be isolating but if you always bring fruit to share, eventually others will start having fruit ready for you.  I still attend family events pretty regular and always bring my fruit, always eat it while family eats other stuff, we share fruit and salad.  I am the only vegan I know, outside of two of my kids.  That's why I like coming here for support .

I just spent Xmas eve and Xmas day with my family (mom & dad, and 30 yr old brother), and it was great! I made Xmas eve dinner, Xmas morning breakfast, and Xmas dinner. All high carb low fat vegan. And all raw, except a vegan pizza which was part of Xmas dinner (we had a big salad a couple hours before). And my family loved everything I made! You have to show them how delicious your diet can be. And for the first little while, YOU will have to prepare everything... because even telling ppl that you'll just have a healthy salad for dinner, usually means it will come with salt and oil. So dinner doesn't have to be lonely. And socializing doesn't have to end either... if you do "raw till 4" you can eat at sushi places easily. No, it's not perfect, there might be vinegar in the rice or whatever, but if you relax a bit, once and a while, on little things like that it can work out. You can also call restaurants ahead of time and tell them about you specific dietary needs, and see if they are willing to accommodate you. If not, eat lots before you head out and just have water or juice. Most fancier bars and restaurants will squeeze you fresh juice. :)

I've always been an odd-ball when it comes to diet: first going soda and processed food free; then going vegetarian, then vegan, then raw vegan, then back to vegetarian but maintaining the raw with all of my veg. I was mostly hippocrates institute style raw as well -- lots of greens, not a lot of fruit. Now, I'm adding in more fruit. 

I have no problem socializing, honestly, with a wide variety of people. Most ofmy friends and family eat a SAD, in varying degrees of healthy/unhealthy. The healthiest of that group is on weight watchers. Beyond that, I have a few raw friends, a few vegetarian friends, a few paleo friends, and so on. So, we're all a little weird in that group.

I find that the easiest way to get along is: 1. never judge others and their food choices -- just be their friend; and 2. do your own thing unapologetically. 

So, if it's a dinner thing, say, for work -- then I'll eat ahead of time and often order a salad or similar without dressing. Or whatever may be vegan overall. The other day, my ILs took us out to a steak house. Before going, I had a lovely smoothie. Then, I had a salad (no dressing), water with lemon, and a sweet potato (nothing on it). It was great, and no one seemed to notice or mind. 

If it's a dinner with friends -- like on thursday when they held a party at a pizza place for pizza and beer -- I basically had my meal before hand, and then had water/lemon while there and no one noticed. :) 

If it's dinner with family, then I make big salads, roasted potatoes, big fruit salads, and so on -- which go along with whatever else they're having. Just yesterday, MIL made mac n cheese, DH made fish, and I made two green salads and one fruit salad and finished up with some beautiful raw ice cream. So, it was easy enough. 

I never did drink, though, so it's never been an issue to me. I always just have water with lemon or lime. 

You can still eat WITH others, just probably not the same food that they're eating. 

It's not really "isolating," just different. Others might isolate you, or vice-versa.

The more fruit you eat the less you will enjoy or even desire alcohol.
Also, many wines are not vegan.
Again, thank you all for taking the time to respond.
I'm still pondering.



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