As the author of the site, I feel obliged to provide you with some information about my knowledge, credentials (if any), and the reasons I talk about fruitarianism publically - so you can assess the information I offer more critically.
What I Do Not Know
I am a private person, practicing fruitarianism on her own. I am neither nutritionist nor a doctor, my academic background is in economics.
No illnesses were cured or prevented by my diet or lifestyle, as far as I know.
My weight was relatively stable my whole life, so I don't know any special tricks for letting go excessive body fat, other than obvious: exercise, choosing nutrient-dense foods, eating less if you are overeating.
I am not an athlete. I like medium-distance running and open water swimming, but I do it for pleasure and to look better. I am not competitive, because even my potential physical abilities are average at best, but I enjoy some endurance. For example, I ran for 3 hours once, but it is usually 10K; I swam for 3 hours once, but it was usually 1 hour.
I have no talent in food preparation. The couple of recipes I dare to post here are extremely basic. This is probably why most of my meals are just whole fruits of one kind - I like the harmony of taste I find in each piece.
This are the reasons why I do not give any specific recommendations about health, nutrition or fitness, and why you might find my recipes funny.
English is my third language. I do my best to improve it, but I sincerely apologies for my errors and accent.
What I Know
Trying to be always honest with myself, and also rationally self-reflecting, I doubted fruitarianism and questioned fruitarian diet. I still am a fruitarian though, I have serious reason to stay this way, and I can tell you why.
The fruitarian part of my worldview is primarily based on my temperament, my specific ethical values, my personal experiences, and my psychological (and possibly physiological) needs - it might be interesting for someone to discuss it with me.
My social life and emotional stability were affected by fruitarianism and veganism, and I feel I could help others to avoid my mistakes.
I experimented with many variations of fruit-based diets for over 20 years, read a substantial amount of articles about nutrition from credible sources, and had a long time to think about ethical choices and their implementations.
I can offer my insight in those areas.
My 10 Personal Reasons to Talk About Fruitarianism Publically
- I want to build friendships. I am lonely as a fruitarian, intellectually. I have only a few long-term fruitarian friends, they all are far away, and with most we have significant philosophical differences.
- Misrepresentations of and in fruitarianism upset me - fruitarian online resources are very lacking.
- I want to present the relevant concepts and facts in small interconnected bits of information.
- I would like to gain some recognition for my experience.
- I believe that I can do some good by promoting higher fresh fruit consumption.
- I am worried about our devastating impact on the current biodiverse ecosystems.
- I want to appeal to the most progressive and beautiful minds.
- I need to sort things out for the script of a documentary, and I search for the best ideas.
- Discomfort of being on camera is my weakness, and I need to milden it.
- I felt partially unfulfilled when I did not do it.
Why I Do Not Discuss Fruitarianism Privately
To explain why several years ago I stopped accepting direct (personal) messages related fruitarianism, I wrote this article:
Why Did I Not Respond.
Fruitarians.net is designed as an information resource and a communication platform only, and is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional advice of any kind.
Hope you find this site useful, and maybe we can do something together one day!