Aug 4, 2018
What happens when you eat nothing but fruits? In this episode, we talk to Michael Arnstein or "The Fruitarian" who has utilized a fruit-based diet for 10 years to perform world class marathon runs and endurance sports and try to understand how this is even possible?
Michael Arnstein is a 41 year old elite athlete who lives in New York and Hawaii and utilizes a fruit-based diet to boost his performance. He is also the founder of Woodstock Fruit Festival in 2011. His performance records include:
10:10 – How did you get into a fruitarian diet?
17:34 – How do you foster a positive attitude in life?
18:36 – What resources did you use to learn this lifestyle?
21:46 – How do you transition into a fruitarian diet?
25:13 – Is Vitamin B12 deficiency or supplemenation an issue on this diet?
27:50 – What about protein deficiency on this diet?
31:44 – Is there potential science around a fruit based diet?
34:17 – How do you prepare for race day?
36:38 – No drinking water on this diet!?
39:14 – What mangoes are the best in the world?
40:23 – Favorite fruits and fruits you avoid?
43:23 – Salt and do you crave salty foods?
45:09 – What about electrolytes and caffeine?
47:36 – How does the race day fair on a fruitarian diet?
49:09 – What does your physician say about your diet?
50:40 – Are there other athletes who are on a raw fruit diet?
52:07 – Can you make this diet more sustainable?
56:36 – How did this diet impact your social life and relationships?
1:02:00 – Discussion about suffering and compassion
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