Yes. We have no bananas

We have no bananas.

I had these beautiful banana resting on the sunniest windowsill. They were finally beginning to ripen and I went to bed dreaming of the bountiful feast that I was going to have the next day; bananas and berries for breakfast.


However my dreams of creamy bananas were destroyed the next morning when I woke up to discover that my housemate had thrown the bananas out! Why? Because they were going brown!



New Beginnings

Welcome to the beginnings of what I hope is a long yet wonderful journey for me. I am on the cusp of being a fledgling fruitarian, and I want this blog to be an open diary of my experience with this abundant lifestyle.

I go by Gibbon – its a funky looking monkey that happily feasts on fruit so what better name to go by?! 😛 Although I don’t quite live among the trees, I am a Northern hemisphere city apartment dweller in leafy suburbia with a great little fruit and veggie a super short walk away so seasonal produce accessible all year round 🙂

I’m 5’8″  with a 29″ waist and weigh 60kg {That is about 130lbs or 10stone}. My BMI says that I am a good weight for my height, but I really don’t feel good in myself and that is my motivation to begin this lifestyle. Sometimes I get really down in myself about how I look, but more so how I feel in myself. As you can see there is a lot I would like to change about my physical appearance and I am hopeful that with commitment to the RawTill4 High Carb Low Fat Vegan lifestyle and consistent exercise I will reach my goals.

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Having said all that and in no way a justification as to my flabbiness, I really do think I lead a healthier lifestyle to that of some of my peers. I eat a lot of fruit and veggies, I drink nearly exclusively water {thankfully I never got a taste for tea or coffee}. Further, I think I’m a reasonably active person, friends slag me about how fast I walk so I’ll take it as a compliment and a step on my way to being a super active healthy being.

I have chosen to follow RawTill4 because I live in the Northern hemisphere, more specially in a country with little fruit growing potential. The weather is just not conducive to anything more than autumnal berries. Therefore it is important to be able to eat lots of veggies in the winter time, heck I even need to be able to fall back on veggies in the summer!

I come from a bit of a lefty lifestyle and have been aware of vegan and fully raw diets for a while. However I never really thought it was much of a healthy way of eating, when the people I knew eating that way looked ill. Either too skinny from living on salad and olive oil sandwiches with Hula Hoops or quite over weight from eating really high fat vegan snacks or lots of avocado. Then one day I stumbled across Feelee the Banana Girl when I was looking at Youtube videos in how to achieve a flat stomach. I have to admit I thought she was a little extreme at first, but soon I found myself compelled to watch her videos and quickly I came around to her way of thinking and the logical of being a Fruitarian. I mean we can save the planet after all! Soon I came across Fully Raw Kristina and her recipes made me think that being a vegan is not that restrictive after all! I began researching the lifestyle and seeing all these people who found amazing benefits to the lifestyle, benefits that I need to incorporate into my life, so here I am, giving it a go.

So here I am beginning my raw food journey!

May 2014