So while my wife and daughter are away from noon today until noon Sunday (three whole days) I'm going to keep it simple. Fruit and only fruit. It seems from my research that a lot of fruitarians eat raw veggies in limited amounts as well. I can't quite seem to find agreement on whether seeds and nuts are allowed. But for my purposes, for a limited sample size fruit seems easy. No cooking, very little food prep and no thinking. And while some may argue that eating only fruit is too high in sugar, too low in certain nutrients or protein I hardly feel the need to overthink it for such a short time. Like all vegans a B12 supplement is a great idea, but I'm not terribly worried about the protein and expect to keep up my exercise routines as normal. I'll eat as much as I want, stuffing myself to fullness with fruit.
Here are the rules of my one man game.
- no cooking or heating food (which is awesome in this oppressive heat)
- only fruit
- no coffee (I've pretty much kicked my daily habit anyway, 4 cups in the last 3 weeks)
I'll track my nutrition in My Fitness Pal app on the iPhone out of sheer curiosity. I suspect it will absolutely freak out at my carb and sugar intake. I've weighed myself this morning at an even 150 pounds (still 5 pounds above marathon weight but I think a good weight for an inactive time of year for me) and I'll try and use my new Skulpt measuring device to gauge body fat and muscle quality. I doubt much will change in 3 days. I'll also take care to note how I feel, in particular around hunger and mood. I'm very curious about thirst as most fruitarians express they don't need to drink water at all with all the fruit they eat. With the heat and my lack of air conditioning I suspect that won't be the case for me, particularly after a run. I'll also note how I feel while exercising and if I notice any difference in my bathroom habits going from vegan to strict fruitarian. Just in case too much information isn't enough information for you!