Saturday, January 06, 2007

I'm Finally Free!

Although I haven't mentioned it much here on the blog, I have been working for the past month or so and yesterday I finally finished! Yay! I am going to be busking (I play clarinet) a little to keep bringing in some income, but no more serious work. I'm very relieved about that, I must say!

I've been 100% raw (well, more like 99.9%) for almost six months now, which is amazing me a fair bit (where the heck did that half a year go???) but what is also amazing me is the way my eating has been constantly evolving and changing over that time. This has obviously been greatly influenced by the fact that I am also recovering from an eating disorder at the moment so embracing the concept of eating when I'm hungry, till I'm full, rather than eaating at a set time and only an amount that I feel I can burn off through exercise later, has been very strange. It's exciting too though!
Anyway, the big change that I'm experiencing at the moment is a definite pull towards fruitarianism. I got the book 'Your Natural Diet: Alive Raw Foods' by T.C Fry and David Klein for christmas, and it focuses on the fact that in a historical sense, the only food we are truly designed to eat is fruit. It has been proven through fossil evidence that early humans very frugivores (fruit eaters) and some people use that as a reason for going fruitarian, which is totally cool. However, I've been in a few *heated discussions* in which people say "so what if we ate fruit a million years ago... a million years ago we lived in caves and died when we were 35, now we all carry mobile phones and laptops" etc. And, to be fair, they have a good point there (although there are certainly a number of characteristics of modern man that I would like to see disappear!)
So I don't use the argument of "This is what we are naturally meant to eaat so we should just eat it" - I now say "well, look at society. Some ridiculous percentage of people are obese, 1 in 4 dies of cancer, people are stressed and miserable, colds and the flu are considered common and normal - now look at raw vegans in general and current evidence says we're doing much better. Not to mention raw food tastes AMAZING!!!"
I have had my life changed by going raw and I wish everyone would experience this but sadly they don't seem to want to. But that is their choice and I figure the best thing I can do is show that this is both the tastiest and healthiest way to eat.
ANYway, to get back to where I started - the fruitarian thing - I am just totally feeling drawn towards fruit at the moment. I love it! (Who doesn't, really?) According the 'Your Natural Diet' people who have a diet consisting of more than about 75% fruit are usually happy to call themselves fruitarian, and I think that at the moment I definately would qualify on those grounds - I pretty much just eat fruit all day and then something heavier at dinner. At the moment I can't see myself going 100% fruitarian, because I consider greens (spinach, silverbeet, chard etc) to be very concentrated sources of minerals and other good stuff, which can to some extent be lacking in modern fruit (a result of hybridisation) but I'm not saying anything definite. I am just going to keep doing what I'm doing now, that is, eating what I want to eat!

Before I (finally) finish this post and head to the Organic Farmer's Market (yay, I'm sooooo low on fruit!) I'd better tell you what the picture is above (apart from not very attractive, lol!) It is Mousse de Naranja from Shazzie's Detox Your World (if anyone knows what that means, please share!) and it is very yummy. It only had five ingredients in the book, those being dried apricots, orange juice, cinnamon, cloves and fresh lavender flowers. I added some fresh apricots, and omitted the cloves and lavender flowers (where the heck do you get lavender flowers?) I don't use many dried spices cos they aren't truly raw, but the cinnamon was a nice touch. It was delish, and had a suprisingly 'moussey' texture. I served it in a savoy cabbage 'bowl' with some mashed banana.


At 12:20 pm, Blogger Cherry said...

That's so great that you've been raw so long! It sounds like it's really changed your life for the better.
By fruitarian, are including things like cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers, or just "sweet" fruit?
That recipe sounds good. "de naranja" means of orange, so it means Orange Mousse.

At 12:52 pm, Blogger aTxVegn said...

Congratulations on achieving your raw goals! As for all fruit, I don't know... You need to be sure to get all your nutrients, and cutting out veggies and nuts might not get you enough, esp. protein. But I guess it's worth a try to see how you feel.

The orange mousse looks super!

At 1:16 pm, Blogger laura jesser said...

It's awesome that you have had such success with a raw diet for the past six months! (You must have gone raw at about the same time I went vegan--cool!)

Question about fruitarianism: Can that include nuts and legumes? It seems like I read somewhere that a fruitarian would eat anything that naturally fell from the plant, and not leaves, roots, etc. that involve killing part of the plant. Granted, I don't know much about the subject...

Your orange mousse does look very good. I'm interested in incorporating more raw foods--I'm sure it's extremely healthy.

At 3:52 am, Blogger Urban Vegan said...

I always like coming to your blog and reading about your raw-ventures.

At 9:28 am, Blogger Freedom said...

Hi Cherry, it's great to see another health conscious vegan blog! And thanks heaps for the explanation of de naranja! Fruitarians include both sweet and non-sweet fruits (eg tomatoes, cukes etc)

HI Atxvegn, thanks for the congrats! As I said, at this point in time I'm totally comfortable with my diet at about 75% fruit so I'll only change it if I feel that's what's right. It's really interesting how the meat and dairy industries have managed to convince us that protein is this super-important thing that we need to worry about all the time. Did you know that scientific studies have proven that the true RDI of protein for a 70 pound man is actually 21 grams, not 56 grams as we are told? And the average person gets 112grams? This excess of proteins can actually be very harmful, and problems due to excess protein are actually more common than those due to not enough protein.
Also, fruits do contain protein but they are in a pre-digested state, ie already broken down to their constituent amino acids. This means that our body doesn't have to break them down, so they are more easily digested and utilised.
Thankyou very much for your concern though! :-)

Hey Laura, that is cool that you went vegan when I went raw! There is some debate about whether nuts and seeds are *technically* part of a fruitarian diet. Botanically speaking, most nuts are classified as fruits, however, from what I've read many fruitarians choose not to eat them. Because I'm not setting anything about my eating in stone, I'm just eating what I want, what I like and what feels right. At the moment, this still includes some nuts, seeds, vegetables and sprouts.

Thanks UV!! :-) Your blog is awesome too!

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