For those who aspire to be on the HCRV lifestyle while working full time in the city (whether, single, single parent, couple or what have you).. share your tips on how to thrive in this city..
Here is mine:
Breakfast is usually half a watermelon - shared with my daughter
Mid-morning snack (just before lunch) is 400ml of freshly squeezed orange juice
Lunch - I head to SunMoon at Change Alley to buy 2 days worth of bananas and/or solo papayas --my budget is usually 13sgd (on some days I add entertaiment fruits like dragon fruit (they serve cut fruits) and also medjool dates (which can rack my 2 day haul to about 20sgd..they also dont usually sell organic fruits.. so I limit my choices to the safe ones
Mid-afternoon snack - some bananas and dates (so I wont end too ravenous to eat when I get home. Sometimes I bring some salad to eat just before heading home (again the purpose is not to overstuff myself or be tempted to eat sinful food on the MRT or bus stops.
When the office gets too cold (airconditioning)-- I go out to eat my bananas behind OUB Center (along the river heading to Boat Quay) or at times.. head to Hong Lim Park or behind One Marina Boulevard..while reading a book amidst the greenery.. I spend no more than 30 minutes under the mid-day sun..
Dinner - red spinach salad/sweet potato leaves with avocado.. and on some days boiled sweet potatoes.. a handful of pumpkin seeds/sunflower seeds with celery for a crunch
Here is a video playlist of myself and my daughter when I started transitoning 18th Aug 2012... i know I dont look my best in this video.. but I summoned all my guts to show you all that one can thrive on fruits and still have energy and time for things that you love...
where to buy fruits in the City:
I am contemplating to start a support group for fruitarians working full time around the Raffles/Tanjong Pagar CBD area.. we could meet during lunch time at least once a week at SunMoon Change Alley.. there are tables there for which we can eat our bananas/papayas (other fruits) together. If there are tourists who would like to meet local fruitarians, then at least we can be a "welcoming" group and perhaps build a list of where to go to// how to eat certain fruits .. for them to carry around on their own or with us (if we have time to spare)...
Did you manage to get the support group up and running? Just found out about this today and am working at Tanjong Pagar at the moment so would love to join you guys if its around. Btw, LOVE your watermelon eating video, its always so heartening to see children enjoying eating healthy with their parents. Cheers! :)
we might be able to ask HPB to support us in programmes targetted for Fruitarians..they have already started a Fruit Scheme listing the fruit retailers who can deliver fruits in bulk right to your doorstep
Othewr HPB programs here
other interesting articles
some misconceptions about the fruitarian diet.
ordered my first wholesale batch of bananas and pineapple from Kian Seng Yong Import & Export or KSY for short
http://ksy.com.sg they accept orders via email (just have to complete the order form and attach to email) they respond quite quickly
15 kg bananas 1.80/kilo
30 young thai coconuts at $1.50 each (really good quality)
1 honey pineapple $2.50 (I want to taste first so ordered just one)
5 pink grapefruit 0.80 cents each
sweet potateons 1 cartton 15 sgd
All in all 93.50 + 7% GST = $ 100.05