John V wrote:
If veggieP and Marcina hadn't said anything, I was going to speak up. An occasional, limited, fruit fast is not a bad thing. An imbalanced diet can lead to imbalances in your reasoning and emotions as well as slow muscle development, detox and weight loss goals. We like you and support you and want the best of health for you.
I figured you all mean well...that's why I didn't totally flip out, and instead kept my cool and explained my situation.
My biggest worry was that Tigrebella was developing an eating disorder. It's very common for people to restrict their diets when going through that. I went through it a couple times.. It's tough.. And you don't really realize you have a problem until someone speaks up or one day you crash from low energy levels or something.
That's the only reason I posted. It's a delicate matter, and I don't really know how to go about bringing it up. I could also be wrong and look like an ass.
Trust me, there's no eating disorder here. I'm doing perfectly fine, and listening to my body's needs. If I get any symptoms from my body showing me that something's wrong, I'll quickly work to fix it. But lately, I seem to only be getting healthier. I don't know if it's due to the more raw diet, or due to me not having such bad junkfood desires anymore, but my body just seems to have enough with the little food I eat. And being that I still have a lot of fat on me, maybe my body's wanting to use up more of the fat right now rather than get all of its energy from food? I think that might be what's going on. I can assure you I'm not depriving myself of food, though.
I'm not ganging up on you, but I agree with what John V, Marcina, and veggieprincess have posted. Where you may feel fine with this fruit only diet, maybe you'd feel even better if you weren't as strict. And quite possibly you might also lose weight faster, get stronger, and have a better metabolism with more variety in the foods that you eat. But if you still have loads of energy, don't feel weak, and are not depriving yourself maybe this is the right choice for you. I mean there are plenty of people out there that don't think a vegan diet is healthy, but it can be if done the right way. Anyway whatever you continue to do I hope you have much success!
I don't find I'm being strict on myself. I allow myself to eat more, but as I've said before, my body seems to not crave more food. Also, I think I'm still losing fat, but also gaining muscle, which would explain the scale not budging much between my last two weigh-ins...I noticed my clothes fit a little looser on me again lately, and have started feeling more stronger. I think, given time, the scale will budge more and we'll see more physical results. I've been able to walk a couple miles or so everyday, and been restricting myself to weight exercises every other day lately (despite my energy to want to do more). My husband finds that I'm now easily able to handle the shorter route to Costcutter (which has a higher hill), rather than the slightly longer route (which was easier for me to handle before)...and before, going up that higher hill would leave me breathless and in pain, whereas now it's a breeze to get through! I find I'm much more happier and less tired now.
Hmm if you wish to be fruitarian that's your choice. I think you should supplement with B12, eat some leafy greens and def more fruit! I don't know how big those pears are but it seems like awfully little food.
Oh, no worries! My women's vitamins that I'm taking has vitamin B12, along with a long list of other vitamins and minerals, and even superfood extracts (such as wheatgrass, spirulina, etc.). I'm not against eating leafy greens, but right now my body just doesn't seem to want that...I am starting to get cravings for nuts (perhaps cashews), though, so I'll probably pick some up at the store soon. As for the pears...when we started buying them, they were about average size, I guess...just recently, the ones we've bought were bigger. I know it doesn't seem like much food, and I was a bit worried about it at first myself...but I found that if I made myself eat what would be considered enough (calorie-wise) or close to enough, that I felt more tired and weighed down, and I just didn't feel right. So, now I don't give in to pressure about it and just let my body guide me. And since doing that, I've been feeling wonderful!
Starting Weight: 240 pounds
Current Weight: 200 pounds
Goal Weight: < 180 pounds
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