For a long time I was a bit uncomfortable with using the term/definition: Fruitarian. A lot of people told me that I couldn't call myself a Fruitarian because I ate raw plants that weren't defined as fruits, like greens, vegetables. Yet I've always been eating about 80% or more of my calories from Fruit - I feel like I'm a Fruitarian.
If enough people agree on a definition to anything, that 'thing' becomes that agreed definition. I want to see 'Fruitarian' as a mainstream term. I believe 'Fruitarian' is the best way to describe how I eat, I also believe 'Fruitarian' has the greatest marketing potential for a much larger audience.
It seems that there is some momentum building towards this dream of mine, because today Dole Inc. released a video on their website (and to their 5+ million subscribers) about The Fruitarian Diet.
I have had enough of calling my diet, LFRV, Raw Foodist, and other terms that don't have a future in drawing in a unified definition and marketing potiential for the masses.
10 years ago very few people knew what a 'Vegan' was. Today it's the buzz word for being 'green', 'ethical', and 'healthy'. It's time to take it to the next level folks.
I eat a Fruitarian Diet.
On Dole's Home Page: http://www.Dole.com
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Great idea Mike!
I have an easier time calling myself a Fruitarian when explaining my diet to people. It's just more simple and more clear for people to understand. When I say I'm a Fruitarian there really isn't any confusion. When I say I'm a Vegan then come all the questions... "do you eat any meat at all?" "do you eat dairy?" "do you eat eggs?" "do you eat this or that?". And then the comments fly... "well you can't be a true vegan because you probably kill bugs when you walk on them or when your car hits them". It gets pretty stupid at times. I like to keep my diet and my views on the ethical treatment of animals as two separate discussions. They are each easier to discuss and debate that way.
Congrats on the Dole video and again on your Vermont win!
I'm a Fruitarian!
I eat high water content fruits and vegetables. I don't feel good eating dates, bananas, avocados, egg fruit, or anything else that isn't full of water. I wouldn't recommend NOT eating low water content fruits when transitioning from cooked foods - but now after getting off cooked foods for a while it's night and day for me - if I eat bananas, dates or anything that's low water content I feel 'low'. I'm a HIGH energy guy - I'm liquid lighting!
People can't eat this diet unless they spend a ton of money on produce - that's the truth - it's the bottom line in my mind and the real reason why more people aren't eating this way, it's just too expensive. The food industry/food economy is set up for cheap @$% processed foods. If you want to live in a top quality neighborhood you gotta have money, if you want the best education you gotta have money, if you want the best health you gotta have money... money makes the world go 'round, even when it comes to a Fruitarian diet... sorry guys, it sucks, but it's the situation. Make more money - money is not evil, it's how you spend it! Money doesn't buy happiness, but being poor doesn't either! I've been super broke before, and being broke sucks! I put as much effort into my business as I put into my health - it's worth the effort to figure out how to make more money. That's my best advice.
TODAY (August 1 2011) I'm eating a ton of strawberry papaya from Jamica, Longons from FL, Apples from Washington, lettuce from southern california, pomogranates from Chile, a few young coconuts (water) from Thailand, and lots of tomatoes (local?). Yea, it's not enviornmental at all, but that's not my priority - sorry, gotta be honest. I'm not worried about the earth - it's taken damn good care of itself for the last 4 billion years. Humans are fleas on it's back right now, it's going to shake us off in no time and recover just fine without us. I'm having my fun while I'm here, and my FRUITARIAN diet is the best way to make it happen!
Love me, Hate me, ... Just call me a Fruitarian ;)
"Yea, it's not enviornmental at all, but that's not my priority - sorry, gotta be honest. I'm not worried about the earth - it's taken damn good care of itself for the last 4 billion years. Humans are fleas on it's back right now, it's going to shake us off in no time and recover just fine without us."
I couldn't have said it better myself.
Yea, it's not enviornmental at all, but that's not my priority - sorry, gotta be honest. I'm not worried about the earth - it's taken damn good care of itself for the last 4 billion years. Humans are fleas on it's back right now, it's going to shake us off in no time and recover just fine without us. I'm having my fun while I'm here"
I have to lovingly call you out on that one Mike. Seems like a slight cop out. What about your kids... grandkids?
Actually choosing fruit over the other crap, despite the shipping, is about 100 times more "environmental" ... you're boosting the demand, and inspiring others. These are steps toward a planet full of fruit trees. Embrace it bro, no need for cynicism :)
I gotta admit, these days I feel a lot less guilty about shipping and "greenhouse gas" emissions as well. When you study the numbers, a couple volcanoes going off, combined with the natural decay of biomass and other natural factors, makes human industry look a petty fart in the dark.
p.s winfinity is one of the greatest words ever created