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Did you think I died from a fruit overdose? Or that I became so skinny that I disappeared into the ether? Maybe these raw vegan and fruit based diets elevated me to the 7th dimension and now I am hanging out with angles…

No, I’ve just been busy with other projects.
Have I been eating nothing but fruit since my last post? No.
Have I given up on raw veganism and fruitarianism? No.
Do I still love the raw vegan and fruitarian diet? Yes.
Am I about to publish a book on raw vegan and fruit based diets? Yes.

That is why I am back here. I noticed that during the months I was gone there was still a ton of traffic coming into the website and even now we are still getting more than 30 visitors per day who are searching to learn more about raw vegan diets and the Fruitarian Bodybuilder project.

Whats Next?

My goal is to publish my new book no later than May 4, 2019. That is the date I had set up for me last year but due to unforeseen circumstances we where unable to meet that goal. We are still moving forward though, with more clarity and power than ever.

I know that when I first started this project a little under two years ago I thought I could come in and blow the hinges open. Reality check, this door is heavier than I though and my arms ain’t as strong, yet.

Finishing my book is the next step. This will bring an end to the first phase of the project and allow for momentum to build onto the next stage. The path is unclear, we make it as we go. There are new challenges and insights on every turn. Few have been here before and we are aiming towards much that has never been done.

Moving Forward

You can expect to see more post and updates moving forward. Spring is here and with it is the fruit season. That means we have more fresh fruit at the farmers market and the collective conscious is stronger in the world of raw vegan diets.

We are sure to expect the trend for veganism to continue rising and with it raw veganism and fruitarianism will follow. It has all been written. =P

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Over the past two months I have been dedicated to following a frugivore diet. The first month I was back in Boulder I chose to eat mostly fruit until 4 pm, allowing myself to eat other things for dinner.

During this time I felt pretty good, specially during the day. I found that the little amount of fruit I was eating was enough to keep me going through the day. In fact, I wasn’t eating anything until 12 pm most days while lifting weights, hiking and dancing almost every day.

On the evenings I would eat whatever my parents would make. Sometimes it was salad, sometimes steamed vegetables and other times it would be fish. I wasn’t super happy about the fish because I have been practicing veganism for the past couple of years and I much rather not eat any animal products. That being said, I am also practicing a way of living that is in harmony with the culture I live in.

Frugivore Diet and My Doubts about It

The issue with eating whatever after 4 pm was that I was really eating whatever. I was eating a lot of bread and chips and it simply wasn’t working for my digestion. I would feel bloated often and heavy in the mornings. The more heavy foods I ate at night, the harder it was to work out in the morning. I would feel nausea when going to dance in the morning if I had grains at night, same with the fish.

I could tell my body, mind and heart were rejecting all the cooked food. That is why a week ago I decided to quit it all and stick to a fruit only, fruitarian diet. Since then, I have been getting 99% of my calories from fruit, mostly melons. I realized that the fruit season here in Boulder is very short, and I am lucky to live in a place where we get plenty of melons and peaches this time of the year. The season won’t last long, so this was my chance to try eating only fruit while working out daily and exercising constantly.

My results have been fairly positive. My body looks and feels great, and I am never hungry. The last past days, however, I have felt somewhat weak. I could blame the frugivore diet for it but the truth is that I simply have not been eating enough. You see, the past three days of my diet have consisted of mostly melons. They are high water content which helps me feel full all day, but they don’t have many calories. They might be great for staying hydrated and cleansing, but they don’t provide the energy I need to exercise as much as I do and build muscle.

Dispersing the Doubts about the Frugivore Diet

Last night I thought about going back to eating more vegetables. I am trying to build muscle and perhaps that is what I am missing. But deep inside I know there is another way, I know I can still build muscle with fruit and nothing else. I think I just need to eat more calories, maybe add more bananas and peaches to my diet, or maybe I need more avocados, who knows. This is so new, I surely have not met anyone who tried to build muscle on a fully fruitarian diet for such a long period of time as I have tried.

Yes, I have had many “failures” in this journey and I have not gotten the results I want. At the same time, I have gotten excellent results, my body looks and feels great and if I feel weak because I am not eating enough, well, that is my fault, not the frugivore diet fault.

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It has been a while since I gave you an update on my frugivore diet and journey through fruitarianism. One of the reasons being that over the past two months I have continued to travel from Ecuador to California and then back to Colorado. In the meantime I have also attended several festivals and camping trips, including a road trip to Wyoming to see the full solar eclipse.

Frugivore Diet on the Road

Since I left Ecuador it has been slightly more challenging to follow a frugivore diet but not even close to impossible. I was surprised to see how much fruit there was available in San Francisco, I even found durian over there! At first I was shocked, but quickly I realized that San Francisco has a huge population of people coming from Asia. It also has massive ports that connect through the Pacific Ocean.

This means that I had the blessing of enjoying some delicious mangos and all sorts of rare fruit while I was in San Francisco. I would have loved to follow a full on fruitarian diet while I was there, but had to attend a wedding and a camping trip where delicious cooked food was offered and too tempting to ignore.

Of course I could have done a much better job at sticking to just fruit, I certainly had the option but it wasn’t as easy. During the wedding we stayed in Sacramento, where there are literary zero fruit markets withing dozens of miles. Of course there was a Whole Foods far away from the hotel we were staying but I had no means to make it there. My family was constantly getting together to enjoy all sorts of meals and I didn’t want to be the odd one out, I mean, I was, and it was already too much.

A week later I found myself at a camping trip where all meals where prepared for us. There was fruit for us to eat whenever we pleased but the meals were too delicious, the company too gracious and I wanted to blend in without too many differences so I ate what was offered.

Frugivore Eating Like an Omnivore

On one hand, I feel disappointed, as I always do when I eat outside of my frugivore diet. I hate the lack of commitment and discipline that I continue to lack to stay on this fruitarian journey. On the other hand, I appreciate my humility, my willingness to try out different approaches, and the simple fact that whenever I eat like an omnivore, I am able to realize how much better raw vegan diets and fruit based diets are opposed to omnivorous or cooked vegan diets.

Quick Note: I already wrote a couple of excellent articles to clarify what is a frugivore and explain why humans are frugivores. If you want to hear good points from both sides of the debate I strongly recommend you read them. 

Now, since I got back to Boulder Colorado I decided to try a more flexible diet, knowing that when winter comes, there will be little to no local fruit available for me to feed on, making it impossible to follow a frugivore diet and much less a full fruitarian diet.

My goal being back here has been to eat nothing but fruit until 4 pm, and eat raw vegan meals after that. Saturdays are my “cheat day”. So far I’ve had mixed results with this approach. For the most part, I have been able to stick to just fruit until 4 pm for most of the month, but many issues have appeared from not sticking to my raw vegan meals in the evening. My Saturday cheat days have also lead to much pain, suffering and discomfort.

Once again, these experiences continue to strengthen my belief in the superiority of the frugivore diet.

Fruitarian Bodybuilding Strikes Back

There is no doubt that since I’ve been back in Boulder Colorado, I have followed a fruit based diet, eating mostly fruit, most days. I have also been diligent with my trips to the gym and general health care. It is likely that I have been exercising between 1 and 2 hours each day, while going to the gym six times a week over the past month. This has resulted in clear gains in muscle tone and definition.

Surely enough, this is by no means substantial proof that fruit based diets can lead to muscle gain, but it is an excellent sample of the potential that rest on fruit based diets. Of course, we could argue that all my “cheat meals” have provided the protein, B12, iron and other essential macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients needed for proper training and muscle growth. On the other hand, I can tell you that had I not been eating so much bread, chips and other “unhealthy meals” my progress would certainly be more impressive.

This is why today I decided to bring back the Fruitarian Bodybuilding challenge. I won’t be writing daily blogs or making daily videos like I have on the past, simply because I have no time for that. Yet, I do plan on eating only fruit for the next few weeks, maybe even for the whole month of September as I continue to train at the gym. I will push myself to stay raw, keeping 100% to 90% of my caloric intake coming from a frugivore diet/fruitarian diet. I don’t count on succeeding, but every attempt gets me closer to it.

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This was day 15 of my fruitarian bodybuilder challenge, bodybuilding while following fruit based diets.

Fruitarian Bodybuilder

I went to the gym and then to the store to buy lots of fruit but I ended up getting a bunch of peanuts and eating them because “I was hungry” or so I say. Probably one of many cravings I get as a fruitarian.

My realization is that extreme diets are not easy to follow. We also need to be humble because we never know if what we know is the truth. I do love strict fruitarianism, the ethics of it, the logic behind it. I like to imagine that we can all live on a fruit diet, but people are much closer to understanding veganism than fruitarianism and it is important to let people move at their own pace. This is the message I want to give on my fruitarian book. I don’t want to put so much stress on people to follow a super strict fruitarian diet.

If you want to learn more about my fruitarian bodybuilding challenge or my experiences on the fruitarian diet I recommend you SUBSCRIBE and look at other videos on my YouTube channel. You can also visit my website www.fruitarianbodybuilder.com

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Welcome to day 14 of my fruitarian diet, I have to make a confession, today I had some coconut water and coconut flesh and it was delicious. Yes, I am guilty, not proud, but also don’t regret it at all.

Fruitarian Diet Confessions

I also had a horrible experience eating some apples that I bought at the farmers market, they really hurt my belly. I am not concerned about it, I think I just ate too many, too fast, while walking with many heavy bags, this is the worst experience I have had lately on my fruitarian diet.

On the bright side, I bought 5 pounds of baby tomatoes. I also screwed up by eating a little bit of pasta, of course it is not the end of the world but it is a bit of a downer. It just doesn’t add up to my fruitarian bodybuilding challenge and the fruitarian lifestyle I want to live. I know other fruitarians are much more hard core than me and never ever ever eat any cooked food, but I am still a rookie of sorts with a bit less than a year of experience with fruitarianism so it is no surprise that I am struggling a bit with this, especially as I intend to become a fruitarian bodybuilder.
If you want to learn more about my fruitarian bodybuilding challenge or my experiences on the fruitarian diet I recommend you SUBSCRIBE and look at other videos on my YouTube channel. You can also visit my website www.fruitarianbodybuilder.com

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Welcome to day 13 of this fruitarian bodybuilding challenge. Today I got to go to the gym, the market and work on my fruitarian book. I have been feeling sad lately, also feeling depressed more than anything on this fruitarian diet experiment. I am happy my friend Jake will be coming over to spend time with me, it is important to have friends and physical contact.

Fruitarian Diet Perspectives

Fun enough, I show some conversations with my father on this video, who is giving me some perspective on my fruitarian book. Especially on some important sections like how much of a fruitarian we should be. I don’t want to be too strict with my approach or my advice, we all know it ain’t easy to follow a fruit only diet. This is why I appreciate my fathers perspective on these matter. He has seen my ups and downs on the fruitarian diet and he doesn’t want me to be a fundamentalist.

We both agree that the fruitarian diet can protect our health and the environment. That being said, making exceptions sometimes is useful and even healthy.

There is also all the parts of my diet which may not be appropriate. Of course, humans are frugivores by nature but who knows if we do or do not need something else to thrive. At the same time, what is more important thriving or ethics? All this I talk about on my fruitarian book.

If you want to learn more about my fruitarian bodybuilding challenge or my experiences on the fruitarian diet I recommend you SUBSCRIBE and look at other videos on my YouTube channel. You can also visit my website www.fruitarianbodybuilder.com

The post Feeling Sad on My Fruitarian Diet Experiment + Writing My Fruitarian Book appeared first on Fruitarian Bodybuilder.

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This is day 12 on my fruitarian bodybuilding challenge, I am working on my fruitarian book and writing how it would be possible to sustain 100 billion people on a fruit based diet. On this video I show you what I eat in a day as a fruitarian bodybuilder including a fruitarian smoothie. I don’t have many fruitarian recipes to share yet but soon I will.

In the meantime I also show you my day at the gym, I didn’t dare to film a ton at the gym because I got a bit shy, I am weird enough already here in Cuenca Ecuador.

If you want to learn more about my fruitarian bodybuilding challenge or my experiences on the fruitarian diet I recommend you SUBSCRIBE and look at other videos on my YouTube channel. You can also visit my website www.fruitarianbodybuilder.com

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This is an exciting time in my fruitarian bodybuilding journey, it has been 11 days since I started this challenge to become a fruitarian bodybuilder and I only had a tiny drawback since. In the meantime I have been following a fruit only diet 99% of the time, bodybuilding at the gym and eating lots of delicious fruit.

Fruitarian Bodybuilding

Today I went to the market to buy an abundance of fruit for my friend Jake to enjoy when he comes to visit me here in Ecuador. I wonder how much can fruitarians eat on a fruit only diet? Sometimes I think I could eat 10,000 calories and other times I feel that a few bananas are enough.

I could be counting calories but that method does not seem to work for me, maybe I need to try a different approach like simply listening to my body and going with the flow.

If you want to learn more about my fruitarian bodybuilding challenge or my experiences on the fruitarian diet I recommend you SUBSCRIBE and look at other videos on my YouTube channel. You can also visit my website www.fruitarianbodybuilder.com

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