“What is the difference between a Frugivore and a Fruitarian?”
Frugivore describes biological design for nutrition intake and utilization. Fruitarian is a choice of eating a fruit-based diet which matches our biological design. We can choose to eat (or not eat) Fruitarian, which describes a fruit-based diet of 70-75% or greater of intake coming from fruit. We are biologically Frugivores, and that isn’t a choice. Frugivore humans who choose to eat against their biological design generally suffer health problems long term because of it. I know I did! ?
Labels, labels, labels… It’s funny how when people see “Fruitarian,” some will automatically assume that means 100% fruits and lots of elitist veggie-hating. The moment I post a salad that includes lettuce, I get comments or private messages about, “Oh so you’re not a fruitarian anymore?” Haha… I even got asked yesterday in person if I was cheating on my fruit diet with a fruit and leafy green salad. Well, not really. People tend to take labels VERY seriously and seem to get mad if you violate the rules of their worldview. ?
Although I do go many days with 100% fruits and have done several long challenges including 100 days with 100% fruits only and no overt fats, I do not think greens, veggies, nuts, and seeds are all evil. I just realize that for healing and disease-reversal purposes (my PRIMARY concern), low fat and hydrating fruits offer the best, fastest, and most reliable results. ?
Most fruitarians do include some greens in their diet, as do other natural frugivores. There are very few 100% purist fruitarians only eating fruit 100% of the time all year round. I have normally hit somewhere between about 90-100% fruit most days from both sweet and non-sweet fruits, as that’s my comfort zone. I follow a “low fat Raw Vegan Fruitarian lifestyle,” which means: mostly fruits, some greens, few veggies, and very little nuts, seeds, or fruity overt fats (like avocado). ?
Lately, I’ve been increasing my gym activity to build muscles, and with that, I’ve been moving my macros around a little closer to 80/10/10 (80% carbs/10%protein/10%fat) and also keeping my calories right around 1800. I’m not doing this because I think I NEED more protein and fat to build muscles, because I don’t, but I just want to see what this feels like. A self-experiment. It could be that I go back to my old comfort zone soon if it doesn’t work out (hah, get it?). All hydrating sweet and non-sweet fruits with no overts usually hits at 90/5/5, because ALL fruits and veggies have protein and fat. So, with a slight addition of some greens, few veggies, and small amount of seeds, I am still following a “low fat Raw Vegan Fruitarian lifestyle.” ?️♀️
Although I am not a perfect 100% fruit-Fruitarian, I am very happy with my progress and “incurable” disease-reversing results. Labels aren’t as important to me as results, but they sure help summarize and explain (as long as others understand what those labels actually mean). ?
1 hour – cardio, squats, and weight lifting-upper body.
3 cups young coconut water, 1 medium-large watermelon (the majority of the calories today), 3 peeled cucumbers, 2 mini heads lettuce, 16oz tomatoes, 2 poblano peppers, 2 jalapeños, 1 lemon, 2 tbsp chia seeds, 2 tbsp raw vegan organic spirulina, 2 tbsp raw vegan organic maca, Garden of Life vegan B12, Garden of Life vegan D3.
Calories: 1,749. Macros: 82/10/8.
Carbs: 398g. Protein: 53g. Fat: 16g.
90% Nutrition Targets Achieved. Water: 128oz.