View Full Version : Why do I feel better eating less fruit?
12-22-2005, 09:52 AM
Well, less sweet fruit, to be honest with you. The only fruit I have eaten since Sunday is the non-sweet fruit of green peppers, cucumbers and avocados. And usually, I'd want some type of sweet fruit after eating a HUGE salad, but lately, I have not had any desire for any type of sweet fruit (and I'm a big banana lover) plus I find I am just feeling better without eating the sweet fruit. What gives here? Why is this? Shouldn't fruit be a staple in eating raw foods? I'm not at 100% right now. Ive kept my sweet potato in right now (it's the only cooked thing I eat currently) so that helps to add some more calories, but I'm almost thinking perhaps I'm not getting enough calories because I'm not eating a lot of higher calorie fruits (well, with the exception of avocados, and I don't do those every day, either) And I eat a lot less nuts now, too. Should I still try to eat sweet fruit if I'm feeling better not eating it? (that way, more calories are consumed)
12-22-2005, 10:03 AM
Just eat what you want, when you want. There are no laws that say you must always eat sweet fruit. Somedays I want sweet fruit, other days celery and cucumbers suffices.
12-22-2005, 10:15 AM
Yep, eat whatever your body is leaning towards...there's probably a reason for it from within that you're not aware of. Doesn't mean it will be this way the duration of your life as a raw fooder...it may or may not. But for now, if eating non-sweet fruit is what you enjoy, have at it and try not to overanalyze it! :)
Sharon in Colorado
12-22-2005, 10:40 AM
You are correct, in most raw diets fruit is a staple as it provides adequate calories and carbohydrates without all the fat.
If you aren't into fruit, perhaps your body is in a different kind of detox and doesn't require as many carbs right now.
If you want to add fruit, or when you are ready to start adding in fruit, instead of eating it after your greens & fat, you may want to try it before, or early in the day as fruit meals.
Sometimes for dinner I'll serve up a large melon or several cut up oranges before the salad. Food combining suggests eating sweet fruits before other foods, or in your early day's meals. If you satisfy your sweet tooth before your unsweet meal, you may not crave a 'sweet' dessert.
12-22-2005, 04:59 PM
As others above me said, it is probably some temporary stage, and letting your body have some rest might be the best. Although I am a total fruit maniac, I too have moments when I am off my favourite staple fruit. Yes, I even had days without bananas! On the other hand, I had days where I could not stand any greens and would want to eat fruit only.
Some other possible causes of feeling better could be poor food combining. For example, if one tends to eat fruit after other meals, combine various types of fruit in one meal, or combine fats with fruit, then after going off fruit, they might experience feeling better. Of course, I don't know whether this is the case here, cause I don't know your eating patterns.
12-22-2005, 06:17 PM
could it be that the baked potatoe is satisfying your "sugar" sweet hunger and the high water content from the veggies is what your body wants b/c of it??? i'm just thinking out loud.........i wonder what would happen if the baked sweet potatoe was omitted? ya think we can try it for the sake of knowing??? :confused: ;) :D
12-23-2005, 08:25 AM
A few weeks ago, I did omit the baked sweet potato and still felt better eating less sweet fruit, so I don't think that would be it. I just ate more avocados than ever during that time.
12-23-2005, 10:26 PM
I feel much better on a low fruit diet too! Seems like people either thrive on the greens with some fats or they do better on a heavy fruit based diet. I would listen to you body!! Do what makes you feel good. Our bodies are smarter than we are.
12-24-2005, 09:36 PM
ONE WORD: Candida!
We ALL have way too much yeast/fungus in our bodies, from our former diets, chlorinated water, etc. Sweet fruit flares up the yeasties into beasties, so if you notice that when you eat them you feel really gross, guess what?! If your body is telling you to go a few weeks on dark greens, that's great!
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