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As a kid I loved fruit and couldn't get enough of it into me fast enough. Things changed as I got older and I just sort of stopped eating fruit.
Spent several years as macrobiotic (which doesn't push fruit so it was easy for me).
Now I'm working on raw but definitely have problems getting fruit down. I just don't seem to enjoy it. Even on SAD I never had a sweet tooth. You could put a Black Forest Cake in front of me that oozed chocolate, cream, cherries... and I could walk away without looking back.
BUT a bag of chips? Look out, clear the track, it's mine and I'm not sharing.
On raw vegetables no problem as juice, smoothies, raw, salads....
But fruit? Uh-uh. Just don't seem to want it in any form. :(
I'm just concerned because there just seems to be so much more emphasis on fruit when eating raw. Is it okay to stay mainly with vegetables?
Any thoughts, comments? I'd appreciate any ideas you can come up with. :confused:
01-07-2010, 09:16 AM
Anything you're eating that has seeds in it is actually a "fruit". If you want to add more fruit, then add it to your smoothies.
Since you're in the north, greens and veggies are natural at this time of year. It's a time of rebuilding so greens and veggies is natural. In the summer, more juicy fruit is natural.
It's not something I'd concern myself with actually. See what happens in warmer weather.
01-07-2010, 10:17 AM
You can't survive on veggies as they're too low in calories, among other things. Until your tastes change, which they will the longer you're raw, add fruits to savory meals. You can easily make a smoothie, soup or juice with fruit and add enough other flavors to disguise it. Mixing sweet and savory can be enjoyable as well. There are so many fruits, that there has to be something you can enjoy. I've always been more of a savory person too, but that is progressively changing. I want it to because I find those foods are more addictive. Also keep in mind veggie fruits such as tomatoes and cucumbers.
The cake you mentioned likely had fake cherries on it anyhow. Real ones are nothing like those.
01-07-2010, 04:39 PM
If you feel like eating less fruit, eat less fruit. Something that immediately sprung to mind was that Brian Clement recommends 15% fruit in your diet, or so I've read on this forum. You could always sneak fruit into your salads, smoothies, juices (some'n like V8 yum yum)... as said above you could probably find a fruit you enjoy as well, there's a whole world of them.
01-08-2010, 02:21 PM
I consume a lot of my fruit in smoothies -- today I used an entire pinepple in a Green Smoothie - it was amazing!
lil fairy z girl
01-08-2010, 03:14 PM
i tend to eat mostly veg too, fruits are not naturally sometime i want. i have purchased a juicer so i have carrot and orange juice and maybe pop an apple in too, however sometimes i do fancy some fruit and then i will eat it, i like melon. i think its good to listen to what your body needs and then respond.
i also have tried adding fruit to salads, like pomegranate, apple etc.. also i sometimes add fruit to other recipes so at least i am having some.
just enjoy raw,
01-08-2010, 03:24 PM
make a smoothie w/spinach, cuke & other veggies you like then put the fruit in. I'm not big on banana in my smoothie...prefer pear or mango
So many simple yet great ideas. You're right, I think my answer is going to be 'sneaking' the fruit in.
DopeRawAb... thanks for 'number'. I realize the raw thing is not about numbers but the 15% helps put it into some sort of perspective. Sometimes when I go through recipes and read what others are having the quantity of fruit seems so high and the sweetness just overwhelms me.
I'm gonna stick to the less sweet fruits (I love lemon!!) and mix it in with veggies. I too have a juicer and that seems to be the answer right now.
01-09-2010, 01:12 PM
15% is way too low other than short-term. Wouldn't decide that percentage based on one person's opinion. Brian's info mainly is geared towards cancer patients.
01-09-2010, 01:52 PM
cucumbers, bell peppers, zucchini, avocados, tomatoes... all fruit and not sweet ;)
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