I know that "fruit does not make you fat" and all of that, but I really do wonder how far that goes. When I binge on fruit, I binge really hard. This morning I ate a whole cantaloupe, 7 bananas, 10 oranges, and a mango (and that's just for breakfast). I eat fruit until I physically can't take another bite and end up having to just lie down for hours because I'm in such pain. I've been steadily gaining about a pound a day from these binging episodes. It's scary and I don't know how to make it stop. I tell myself in the middle of it "it's fine, fruit doesn't make you fat," but I'm still gaining weight like crazy. So my question is, how much fruit is really too much? I'm not about calorie restriction, but what I'm doing right now can't be healthy either.
Lately I have been eating about 7,000-8,000 calories in a day (of only fruit and either a salad at night or brown rice and veggies) because I literally binge all day long. I'm a very small person (5 feet) and while I used to be at about 95 pounds a month ago, I'm now up to 110. I drink about 2L of water every day and I'm pretty sedentary because my stomach hurts so bad. People just keep saying that all my food obsessions will go away with the more fruit I eat, but I literally cannot stop eating fruit until I just have none left in my house. I know I am binging due to emotional reasons and being home alone all day, but I can't stop the cycle.
try kicking out the cooked foods i know that would cause me to be constipated and hold back the fruits, although i know others say they do fine with cooked meals after 4 etc. ime I would be killing myself if i ate cooked meals at night and fruit in the morning every day.
Constipation? I actually have the opposite problem. I've had chronic diarrhea for months (5-6 times a day) even on my all raw days.
Here's what I ate yesterday (from what I can remember and yes, this is very poor food combining)
Breakfast- 3 cantaloupe, 1 honeydew melon, and a whole pineapple
Snack- 5 oranges
Lunch- 10 bananas and 30 dates
Snack- 5 oranges
Dinner- Big salad with 5 apples
2L of water
At five foot, you could weigh up to 137 lb and still be in a healthy range and if you work out still be fit and toned.
On this diet, if someone is coming from a disordered eating background and or underweight, the body will naturally adjust to a weight that is natural for it. Let your body heal and do its things.
Other reasons for weight gain are not body weight or fat per se, rather, volume. Volume of water consumed, volume of food and fiber consumed, etc.
This might help:
I agree, you won't get fat on fruit, and eat as much as you want of one fruit at a time. But don't eat until you are uncomfortable. I think the mono meals will help with that as well, because it is the best digestible. Bananas don't do very well with oranges. Take a look at a fruit combining chart to make sure you are only mixing fruits that won't harm your digestion.
I love to eat a lot too, I can easily eat 20 bananas for breakfast :) I think I eat 4000 kcals a day minimum.
Yes, I did suffer from anorexia in the past, but it just does not logically make sense that I'm eating like this. I mean sometimes I even start to throw up automatically because I'm so nauseous. I'm trying to lose weight too and this isn't helping :(
+1 Kati. Thanks for sharing here.
oranges after bananas and especially in those volumes would give most people a lot of pain. Today I had 3 cantaloupe 1 large papaya and a banana smoothie for breakfast/lunch and feel fine. Like Nicki said there is a difference between gaining weight and fat. just weigh all that food before you eat it and realize your eating about 10 lbs of food, which will be in you until you digest it all. Look into food combining or at least eating high liquid foods before more solid ones like oranges before bananas.
I know about food combining and I always start to eat my meal with the intention of mono-mealing, but as soon as my meal is done, I don't want it to end. Eating is the highlight of my day. I start running around my kitchen like a crazy person trying to find all the fruit I can and I just eat and eat and eat until it's all gone. It's like all my good intentions of food combining, eating slowly, and enjoying myself go straight out the window.