Fruitarians eat only raw fruit and seeds, both for their health—they think cooked food is toxic—and for the environment’s, since they believe that eating vegetables “kills” the plant.
Step 1: Ease into it Ease into fruitarianism by starting off with fruit for breakfast, and then slowly begin eliminating meat, dairy, grains, etc. until you are eating raw fruit exclusively.
Step 2: Don’t mix fruit Eat only one kind of fruit at a time, and wait at least 90 minutes before switching to a different type of fruit.
Step 3: Eat only when hungry Eat only when you are feeling hungry and stop when you are satisfied.
Step 4: Supplement with nuts and seeds Technically, raw fruit includes things like olives, seeds (such as pumpkin, sunflower, and sesame), and nuts, like almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, and so on. Just make sure nothing is roasted.
TIP: Botanically, nuts are classified as fruits because they develop from pollinated flowers.
Step 5: Limit nuts and seeds Eat as much fresh fruit as you want, but limit the amount of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit that you consume.
TIP: Fruitarians recommend starting the day with the juice of 3 to 5 lemons or as much melon and/or melon juice as you like.
Step 6: Limit liquids Don’t drink. That’s right—fruitarians believe that if you’re eating the proper amount of fruit, you shouldn’t need to take in extra liquids—even water. If you’re fasting or really thirsty, drink fresh fruit juice.
Step 7: Fast at midnight Do not eat anything between midnight and 3 a.m. except passion fruit, which reportedly induces sleep, or lemon juice.
FACT: Some fruitarians eat only fruit that has already naturally fallen off a plant.