During my years as a fruitarian, I have been asked on numerous occasions how long it takes before one can bask in the benefits of a fruitarian diet.
Well, in my opinion, one begins benefiting immediately, but clearly that may not always be apparent to the practitioner..
In many cases, it may appear that the reverse might even be true, that one actually feels worse on a fruit diet, as at some point, detox will inevitably raise its ugly head and stick its gnarled clubbed foot in the door..
How long it will take to get totally clean will be different for each individual, taking from just weeks for some, and many months or possibly even years, for others..
It will all depend on age and state of health, and living environment, quality of fruit, and surely other factors that are too many to mention.
As a rule of thumb, the younger and healthier one is, the easier and smoother things should flow, and the quicker the benefits of fruitarianism should be visible..
To make it more clear what you actually have to contend with, I would like to mention a story Morris Krok mentioned in one of his books.
Morris had been on a predominantly fruitarian diet for some years (It's been some years since I read the story, so bare in mind that I'm quoting from memory, and don't have exact details of the story handy). Anyhow, he was in peak physical health and was running marathons on a pretty regular basis, often travelling around his country (south Africa) to attend different organised marathons..
On one particular occasion, he travelled to a town and checked in to a motel in preparation for a marathon due to begin the following morning.. That evening, while relaxing in his room, someone knocked at his door..
Morris got up to see who was there, and to his surprise, a woman he had not seen for many years stood in front of him. - An old flame.. - Let's call her Doris, just to give the story some added flavour. Morris and Doris had been going out together years previously, some time before Morris had moved onto a fruitarian diet.
Now Doris had heard rumors that Morris was in town and staying at the local Motel, so thought she would surprise him with an impromptu visit.. Not wanting to arrive empty handed however, she took a bar of chocolate along with her... And not just any old bar, mind, but a particular branded bar that she knew was (or had been) Morris's favourite..
Now Morris was taken aback and pleasantly surprised to see a familiar face in an unfamiliar setting, and for whatever reason or excuse he may have given himself, he decided to share the chocolate with Doris, and together, they slowly polished off the chocolate bar while reminiscing on days that once were..
...Now on to the result.. And this is pretty profound, so I really hope you can all learn something from it.. brace yourself!
The following morning, Morris awoke with terrible cramps.. I think in his legs, but they may have also been his stomach.. So severely it affected him, that he was not only unable to run the marathon he had intended, but also he recalls that it took him one whole week before he had fully recovered and felt his normal fit self!!
So think about that.. If it can take a healthy body one whole week to recover from just half a bar of chocolate, image how long it will take for a body to recover from 20, 30, 40, 50 years of constant dietary mistakes!?!?..
So please please don't expect immediate noticeable results, but do rejoice if you should get them!!
See also.. my thoughts on detox..
Hugs to one and all,
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