fruit: can you live without it?

previous topic · next topic
Lfreas

Joined: May 13
Posts: 2

      quote  
Posted: 06 May 2013, 17:13
I am an avid veggie lover I'll take any kind but you stick a piece of fruit in front of me and I'll ignore it till it rots. I have tried getting fruit into my diet but it's the last thing I ever want to grab. I've tried juicing them and that helps for a while I've tried them in smoothies. but I just get so uninterested in them. Are they really that important to have in a regular diet?? oh and just so you know I'm not a junk food junkie I prefer salt over sweet.
L!
Rita41

Joined: Apr 13
Posts: 186

      quote  
Posted: 06 May 2013, 17:18
That's funny...i've heard of the opposite, where fruit is preferred to veggies. I even put berries in my salad or chopped pineapple in cooked veggies. Do you like cooked fruit?
yankgal46

Joined: Feb 13
Posts: 183

      quote  
Posted: 06 May 2013, 19:14
I don't think anyone HAS to eat fruit to live a healthy life. I just think they are a good choice for a varied healthy diet. Just like any food group,Moderation!!!!
Hoser

Joined: Jul 10
Posts: 2,052

      quote  
Posted: 06 May 2013, 19:38
I don't think fruit is mandatory, but it certainly has value as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

Does fruit work for you as an ingredient, rather than as an end unto itself? As Rita41 suggests, fruits blend really well into green salads. You can also mix some fruits into oatmeal. Apricots pair well with chicken. You can make fun salads with fennel and oranges or apples or pears.

If you don't like sweet, but you want fruit, you can try to incorporate less-sweet fruits like cranberries, grapefruit, tart cherries, etc.
seafood_eate...

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 30

      quote  
Posted: 07 May 2013, 07:33
The trick is to find one you like. I know a person that will not eat any fruit except raspberries.
smcred

Joined: Jul 11
Posts: 7

      quote  
Posted: 07 May 2013, 09:01
I mostly HAVE to live without fruit because it triggers my sugar cravings. One banana leads to two to three to . . . stop me! The fruit we have today has been bred to be much sweeter than the fruit our ancestors ate. If I could only get it seasonally for a short time, I'd probably be fine. I find I can responsibly enjoy berries, which I like to eat with full-fat Greek yogurt.
Champers9

Joined: Feb 13
Posts: 66

      quote  
Posted: 07 May 2013, 10:40
Im not a fruit fan either.... unless its in a pie!! lol lol. But I actually eat quite a lot....... tomato, cucumber, pepper, courgette, aubergine
FullaBella

Joined: Oct 12
Posts: 1,081

      quote  
Posted: 10 May 2013, 05:35
Tomatoes, courgette & bell peppers are fruit.


I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.
mummydee

Joined: Feb 10
Posts: 2,397

      quote  
Posted: 10 May 2013, 06:58
You might have a fruit allergy and that's why you don't want it, Your body knows! I wouldn't worry about it, if you think about our ancestors, they could only eat what was in season, here in Canada it would've been apples and berries and only apples were stored thru the winters. So really it is only in the last 100 years that we've been introduced to all the varieties of fruits from all over the world now.
eKatherine

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 1,286

      quote  
Posted: 10 May 2013, 07:53
You don't have to eat fruit if you don't want to. You don't have to like it just because other people do. Most people don't eat anywhere near the government's recommendations for servings per day of either fruit or vegetables. You're better off eating lots of vegetables than lots of fruit, because the sugar in fruit can do a number on your calorie intake.



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

Low carbers....is this a good plan for tomorrow?
A typical days Menu for me (I am in UK so forgive me if some things are named differently) Breakfast 2 Fried Eggs, 2 Rashers Bacon, 100g Fried Mushrooms Lunch 1 Can Tuna mixed with 1 tbsp Hellmanns Mayo ...
by Widdy1961 on 21 Dec 14 08:41 AM
Does anyone else get tired after eating breakfast?
BigBear2015, Start your day out with breakfast with protein, it really helps. It doesn't have to be a big breakfast. Smoothies are a great idea. I eat oatmeal with scramble or poached eggs sometimes ...
by Jones Jennifer on 21 Dec 14 08:09 AM
Determined
I started yesterday to drink shakes and water and am determined to stick to it. I've been told to wait for new year but I thought that if I wait till then I'd just look for excuses to start later ...
by anretteb on 20 Dec 14 11:42 PM
Shortage in RDI
OH WOW, I never did the ideal weight calculator on that site, just used the rdi calculator. It says I should be between 107 and 145 and at 59 years old I hope i never get down to 107 !! However FS ...
by mummydee on 20 Dec 14 06:54 PM
I agree
Agree. It must be maintainable.
by KayeGirl on 20 Dec 14 06:00 PM

Member Tip

average member ranking
by member jonnydingo
Turnip chips with salt and vinigar.
16 Aug 12 for diet Ideal Protein