For Xenia, one of the reasons for the transition to fruitorialism was the desire to take responsibility for their lives and health on themselves. Do not rely on someone, namely the very, with their efforts to achieve excellent health. She faced a lack of understanding of others, but despite this, continues to adhere to the chosen path.
How did you find out about the new food? What made you decide to move?
Kseniya :I didn’t come to fruit feeding immediately, but rather quickly. It was something akin to insight. At some point it came to the realization that it was time to stop how I lived before. How did I live? Yes, like most: alcohol, cigarettes, food anyhow. But if at that time it was already half a year with alcohol and cigarettes, then the food was full of seams - I was sure that I had to eat meat, that it was absolutely necessary for a normal existence. My family has always had a cult of meat. And about everything else that came into my stomach, I didn’t particularly think about it. In April 2011, I accidentally came across a girl’s zoo-defensive pictures on a page, from these pictures to groups, sites with a similar theme. I was amazed - how had I not thought about it before ?! My heart sank from pity for animals and from despair that there are people who can SO treat living beings. For this one evening, I became a vegan. Naturally, my loving parents took this news with hostility, and now I heard the phrase "MEAT SHOULD EAT !!!" many times more often than before. The situation was facilitated by the fact that I lived and studied in another city. But the constant admonitions bore fruit — I was in doubt: what if a life without meat would harm me? After all, I am also a living being with my needs, my body is given to me so that I can take care of it. I succumbed to the persuasion of my parents and began to eat milk and eggs (this period did not last long). At the same time I began to study this issue more deeply. My search brought me far enough away, and today I’m completely sure that I can live most fully without meat and without other products considered to be traditionally useful and necessary. Throughout my journey, I was accompanied by a feeling of confidence, intuitively, I felt that I was doing everything correctly. It gave me strength. A great influence on me was made by Arnold Eret's book "The Healing System of a Silent Diet", it became for me a starting point in fruit-eating. Then there were different books, forums, websites ... Unfortunately, there are very few official studies on this topic, so I understood that I still risk - for this is an experiment that I put on myself. I considered this risk to be justified, because in the case of traditional food, the loss is obvious, fruktoedenie, at least, gives a chance - and in case everything works out, you can break an oooh-very good deal. And since it is for that matter, you can always return to the old diet. More reasons: non-violence, harmonious coexistence with nature, own health and beauty, a lot of energy, the desire to live consciously, pure consciousness, the disclosure of inner potential, the desire to be not everything.
How did you make the transition?
Kseniya :I came to fructification in 3 months. My path consisted of the following stages: veganism, lactic vegetarianism, veganism, fruit-eating. The transition was sharp, almost immediately I gave up all products, except those with which I must eat.
How long have you been on a new kind of food?
Kseniya :At the moment, the experience of my fruit science (with disruptions) is six months.
Were there "breakdowns"when you returned to the previous steps or once you allowed yourself to eat something that you refused?
Kseniya :There were a lot of breakdowns, so far there are. Disruption usually lasts from 1 to 3-5 days, it is difficult to get out of it. I usually break down on chocolate, pistachios, canned corn and potatoes (fried, chips, etc.). It all starts with a little: well, what will happen from a small piece. And all - rushed. Consequences do not keep themselves waiting long: literally with the first piece of cooked food, the veil seems to subside in the eyes, the mind becomes clouded. Mood becomes depressed, irritability appears (as opposed to a calm, peaceful state), skin, wild heartburn spoils. On the other hand, the breakdown allows you to feel the contrast between pure healthy food and the usual one - the body itself asks for fresh fruit, begs for more likely to return to fruit feeding.
Were there any side effects?
Kseniya :At first I lost a lot of weight, and if you consider that I have always been thin, I turned into an exhibit from the Museum of Anatomy. This was also due to the fact that I was starving. Another side effect is wild, irrepressible hunger in the first month, pallor and dryness of the skin (it just flew in chunks), weakness, hair loss, irritability, a slightly arrogant attitude towards "mere mortals." I expected all this and was ready for it, so I experienced this period relatively calmly. At the moment, sometimes they are concerned about crises, on such days I myself am not my own, but I am even glad for them, this is an indication that something important is happening in the body.
What good things have happened in your life in connection with the transition?
Kseniya :I became more aware of myself, my health, the world and people. I have become kinder, more tolerant, more harmonious. There was a lot of energy, thirst for activity. Now the body itself requires me to work with it - I train almost every day, periodically do body cleansing in order to speed up the restructuring process. The body has become more flexible, stronger. Increases the sensitivity of the senses. There was an indescribable lightness in the body, now I do not go - I fly. I began to read more, to be more interested in questions that I had not been concerned about before. A positive attitude appeared, the attitude towards life became more positive. There was a feeling of freedom and independence from, so to say, the system (from hospitals, pharmacies, shops, etc., including). The absence of unpleasant odors from the body - and this gives additional confidence in yourself. There is more time for your favorite activities (after all, you don’t need to cook now). In general, less household routine has become. I found the love of my life, it was thanks to the frutationism that I met an extraordinary person. Since fruitanas are people who are rarely found in everyday life today, it was the “fructorian” graph on the website of the communication of vegetarians and raw foodists that made my man write to me now. Since then, we are together.
How did you fight public opinion?
Kseniya :It was public opinion that made me the most nervous, because everyone thought I was mad (although some tried not to show it). The most difficult thing was with my parents, for they saw all the horrors of my transition (it was summer and I lived with them). Mom was sure that I got into a sect, every day I listened to a huge amount of admonitions, persuasion. I tried to conduct explanatory and informative conversations, tried to make me believe that I know what I am doing. It was already difficult for me, I was very nervous (I always had to keep my willpower in my fist, my general condition was disgusting), and here it was. Every joint meal was a challenge. it was a test for me, because at that time I didn’t have much strength to explain or tell something. But I did it. These conversations helped me to dispel doubts that periodically arose, they taught and teach me to be tolerant and able to calmly respond, to argue and adequately defend my point of view. My friends thought that I had lost my mind, because earlier I had been a real wreck. Many comrades from the past life were simply eliminated, those who remained were accustomed to and respect my choice, although they do not understand it. I try to agitate carefully, but so far I cannot boast with the results. There are some small moves in my two closest friends: both decided to move toward vegetarianism, one when visiting me, eating a lot of fruit and training with me (which makes me extremely happy). My friends say that I am a good guest - "do not bother, cook, you bought a kilogram of apples - and you are happy." Until now, the majority considers me an eccentric and thinks that soon this "nonsense" will pass from me and I will start to eat "normally." The only person who unconditionally supports me and believes in me is my boyfriend. His faith in me gives me strength and enthusiasm. He even tries to eat less often in front of me, if he knows that I have a "break-up" so as not to embarrass me with smells. He orders for me fruit from Thailand, because he understands that the monotony that is sold in supermarkets is boring. And what makes me particularly happy is that under my influence he began to eat more fruits and vegetables himself. If we say in general, I experienced from my own experience that this type of food presupposes association. At first it bothered me - not now. I'm with everyone, but I just eat what I think is necessary. Although it confuses many, I try not to attach any importance to this.
How much more do you plan to eat like this?
Kseniya : I think all my life. Naturally, this is not a dogma and I am not a fanatic, I follow my condition, I look at the changes taking place in the body. At least I will eat like this for about 2-3 years, and there, judging by the results - most likely, all my life. It may be necessary to make adjustments (as long as the question with nuts remains open for me). And I plan to feed the children in the same way. Time will tell.
What advise the most important in your opinion, those who want to become a vegetarian / fruktoriantsam?
Kseniya :First of all - to believe in yourself, listen to your body, your intuition, in principle - learn to listen to YOURSELF, all the answers are already inside each of us. Try not to raise yourself higher than other people who eat "usually". Not to impose my own way of life (I myself had such a mistake, I behaved like a newly converted sectarian, in the end I just tired of my sermons). If you want to break, you need to urgently distract yourself with something. Try to reduce the value of food in your life. You need to move more, be in the fresh air and the sun. More often smile and treat everything with humor. I do not advise you to go over sharply (although I did it myself). It would be nice to clean the intestines, the liver, to poison the parasites before the transition - this will greatly facilitate the task and save from breakdowns. And, perhaps, the most important thing is spiritual comfort. If you feel it, then you are doing everything right.
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