Social situations can be tricky. I am documenting these things I try to see what works for me, because I am still pretty new to this lifestyle. So far, everything is going well socially and I don't feel like the social aspect is too much of an issue yet.
People kind of treated me weird anyway for being a vegetarian, but they got over my animal free diet pretty quickly, and they are getting over the high fruit diet too.
So here is what I am doing:
First, I never say that I am 811RV. I always just say that I love fruit! People will say, "you eat so much fruit," and I just say, "yeah its my favorite!" And then if they say things like its really high in sugar, or anything like that, I just say, "well, its a better addiction than cheetos or diet coke, I guess," or brush it off that way.
I never try to prove that I am healthier for it or even discuss it in that context. I just say, "I love bananas!" When people ask me to go out to eat, I usually say that I am not too hungry and just have a salad, or that I love salad, or that I am trying to save money by eating out less because I am saving up for XYZ or school, etc. Most of the people in my life don't see me for the entire day, and so they just assume I eat "normally" at home and just take fruit for convenience. If someone mentions a cooked food they like that I used to eat, I just say that its delicious.
I am not ready, nor do I look like an example of health enough yet for people to be seeking me out for advice and to go public with my lifestyle choices. When I am rock hard, I will probably be more open because then nobody can say anything to me.
In addition, if people offer me a food I liked that is cooked, I usually say something like, well I have digestive disorders that upset my stomach when I eat high fat, or if its in a wrapper, and I want to avoid it altogether, I just accept it and then I don't eat it. This happens a lot with candy.
Since I am new to the raw food lifestyle, its easier just to avoid the issue until I am doing it confidently for a while, and then when people question it later, I can say, well, I have been eating this way for X amount of months and I feel great and look great.
I am waiting for people to come to me.
One other thing, I have lost a lot of weight recently, and people ask what I am doing, I just say, eating a lot of fruits and veggies and running two + miles a day. Again, I am not hot enough yet to come out with my diet.
The few people who do know just think its an experiment, or a short term thing. I even had a friend who did it for two weeks with me. Its fine! :)