Tina Stoklosa says she has only consumed fruit over the past five years of her life. The 39-year-old lives with her 29-year-old fiance, Simon Beun in Bali and they are”fruitarians”, which means they consume only fruit. according to The Sun, the couple consumes between 2,000 and 4,000 calories daily.
Stoklosa began a cleanse in 2013 after struggling with her weight and since then her life has changed drastically. She has managed to go from a size 16 dress to a size 8.
“I have been overweight most on my adult life. Engaged in cycles of binge eating and dieting in turn only growing bigger and feeling more helpless with each year. Whilst researching a green smoothie recipe for the first time – I found a girl online that only ate fruit and then I found a whole group of people online eating this way and calling themselves fruitarians,” she said.
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This is happiness in a picture for me! ✨ Not exactly in Jerantut, but on the small off-roads leading into the jungle, we’ve found orang asli – the native people selling these jungle durios by the bucket. Tiny and intense Id describe them as cousins of the purple punk or our Sumatra lowianus. So freaking good they reconfirmed the status of this durio being my favorite (well, maybe a tie with durio dulcis but Id have to eat them at the same time and thats never gonna happen dulcis being only in Borneo and lack of lowianus there!) Insanely aromatic, they are like alcohol-filled pralines. Can you tell the top 2 fluo durians are of a different kind? Just before this pic was taken we dipped and meditated at a river just below, antsy to sit down to this huge monomeal of durio lowianus. Happy, happy times! 🙏💗 . . . . #rawfood #rawvegan #durian #801010 #fruitarian #tropicalfruit #cuticutimalaysia #malaysianfood #vegantravel #foodtravel #visitmalaysia #lovetoeat #plantbasedfood #plantbaseddiet #plantpowered #vegandinner #highcarb #superfood #intermittenfasting #edrecovery #fruit #veganmeal #highcarbvegan #exoticfruit #pahang #tamannegara #jerantut
“The vast majority of them looked incredibly healthy and had so much energy they chose to be endurance athletes. I was intrigued and decided to do a week-long pre-Christmas weight loss cleanse on just fruit.”
“I felt amazing that week – light, optimistic, even high, I was walking 30 centimeters above the ground – it felt like I was in love with everything. This diet was worth it even just for the mental game. I decided to never go back to ‘normal’ food. Easier said than done, first two years I caved into cooked food hundreds of times.”
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Part 2 of 2 ✨ If only I could only explain what a difference the ten years made – at 29 I felt like I had the body of a 60 year old and was extremely miserable in my head. At 39 I feel light – both mentally and physically. I feel more alive than ever. At all times of the day I feel race ready – I can just get up and run, I have so much energy I can keep up with sporty 20 year olds on a 5h trail. A lot of it was mental – thro yoga I found the divine state of self-love, not just self-acceptance. Yes, it would have been ideal if I found self-acceptance for myself in the 83kg body. Im sorry to say that for me that just seemed like an impossible circus trick to pull – I hated myself too much back then. The mental and physical transformation had to happen simultaneously. But back to fruit. The first fruitarian I found on Youtube was Freelee who Im super grateful for to this day. I jumped on the fruit wagon, ate 30 bananas and exercised for 2hrs a day – I believed that if I copied her, one day I would wake up and look exactly like her. I felt amazing on fruit, looked years younger, but the excess weight wouldn’t budge. Even after 2 years fruitarian I was still on the verge of obese on the BMI scale weighing 12kg (27 lbs) more than I do now. If you followed me here on Insta back then – this is why you didn’t see a single pic of me – I was too embarrassed to be the world’s only fat fruitarian. It was more Fat Shortie than Fit Shortie. Real life was worse – how many times at the table I was ridiculed for eating so much sugar by stick-thin girlfriends on the paleo diet. Being overweight I felt helpless as a fruitarian ambassador, but I wasn’t going to quit just yet. So what was I doing wrong? SLEEP (and the sun exposure needed for sleep). The moment I moved to Bali and made a few lifestyle tweaks – all the extra weight melted off effortlessly in just 2 months! Who would have thought something as simple as sleep was the one thing I needed for weight loss? ✨ Intrigued? If you want to know the science behind sleep and weight-loss, go to our Patreon where I continue this lengthy post, sharing my sleep for weight-loss results in detail! See you there, link in bio!
The couple eats everything raw so cooking isn’t even necessary, and as far as exercising goes — Tina admits she doesn’t need to workout because “Weight maintenance is just so easy on fruit.” — Ok, I’m jealous now.
Stoklosa and Beun also skip out on brushing their teeth too — so they’re pretty much living my 8-year-old dream of no teeth brushing and only eating fruit. The fruitarians have not used a tooth brush in two years all thanks to their lifestyle. But, how? Stoklosa says “When you eat whole fruit the fiber in the fruit cleans out your teeth.”
At 29-years-old Tina says she felt like she was in the body of a 60-year-old, feeling miserable. Now, 10 years later, the fruitarian feels “light – both mentally and physically. I feel more alive than ever. At all times of the day I feel race ready – I can just get up and run, I have so much energy I can keep up with sporty 20 year olds on a 5h trail.”
Now instead of just fruit only, the couple recently started to incorporate leafy veggies into their diet now, referring to themselves as ‘vegan’ instead of ‘fruitatian’.