Breakfast... 2 pears
Snack - 400g blueberries
Lunch - 1 red pepper chopped, 1 green pepper chopped 1/3 cucumber chopped, 15 dates (sun ripened)
Snack - 600g watermelon
Dinner - Unsure
Is this ok? Can anyone help with any dinner ideas or something to bulk out breakfast? Is this too many different foods in a day. I want to make sure I'm using the right dates too...
Could you look at the link and tell me if they are ok, and if not tell me what dates i should be eating?
First things first, you need more calories.
Your menu equals out to just over 1000 calories. Keep eating that little and you won't last long before cravings, fatigue, and many other problems set in.
Aim for at least 1000 fruit calories at breakfast. This would look like:
7 bananas blended with 10 dates in a smoothie. You can also add berries, mango, greens, or any other sweet fruit.
The reason we advocate for more calorie dense foods like bananas and dates (which it seems you have a great source for!) is so that newbies can thrive right from the beginning on the fruity lifestyle. When you consume more calories your body will receive adequate nutrition and your energy levels will sky rocket!
I wouldn't worry about having too much variety in your diet, but I would save the watermelon for later, so your stomach has a chance to expand to hold all of that fruit.
Ahhhh ok, so if those dates are ok... I could eat more of those for breakfast? At the moment I don't have any bananas.... I can't wait to move out of home, 2 more months! The dates I'm using are ok though?
You need to eat at least 8 pears for breakfast
For lunch instead of salad you need to eat more fruit. It doesn't matter what fruit, just keep it about 800-1000 calories.
And for dinner you can have some fruit (e.g. your 400g blueberries) followed by a BIG salad!
Check this video out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2QNcP1URF4
So you can get an idea.
I hope this will help.
The link you provided just goes to a grocers page so I have no idea about which dates you are using. Actually any and all are great. But, as my name designates, I always eat only organic produce. I do know that this can be a little difficult for some.
As to your menu a couple of questions: 1)Are you tracking your intake using perhaps cron-o-meter or FitDay.com?
2)What is your caloric intake target?
3)How is your water intake?
4)Are you also exercising? If so you need more food and especially more fruit.
5)My big concerns are: 1)Where are your greens? 2)You don't have very many carbs here?
6)Have you read 80/10/10 yet?
That everything is raw and there are no overt fats to me are pluses. But this is truly not enough food.
Everything on your menu looks great, but you definitely need more of it!
You could blend the pears with some dates for breakfast (say 6 pears and 12 dates) which would be delicious and help with getting enough calories.
Then for the salad, adding some greens (lettuce, spinach, pak choi etc.) and a few mangoes would make it more nutritious and filling.
And then for dinner go for another fruity meal (e.g. smoothie with dates, apples, and pears). Or you could have your salad for dinner and fruit for lunch.
Hope this helps :) Try cronometer out. It's free and a really useful tool for tracking nutrition.