So I was so excited to start this diet, and now i've seem to exhausted all means of reasonable fruit, now I don't know what to do!
I was hooked on dates. I've never had them in my life before, and I LOVE bananas, I really do. I was doing stuff like drinking watermelon juice first thing in the morning, then eating bananas 2 hours later, having some sort of lunch few hours after that (sometimes fruit (dates or oranges), sometimes leftovers from dinner the night before), then I'd go home and have something cooked and delicious at home (often times it was sushi I will admit!).
Now I can't even smell a date without feeling nauseous. The sight of a banana, while not a turn off, makes me skeptical if I'm actually hungry, and if I am hungry, it seems the last thing I want is a hyper sweet fruit like a banana.... especially 5-15 of them. Even watermelon, my favorite breakfast drink is beginning to seem unappetizing and forced. I'm at a loss. I've tried daterade, i've tried banana milk, i've tried just eating the fruit, I've tried mixing them, last few times it was like I had to choke it down, it was miserable. I live in Western Massachusetts and fruit here is still sparse and expensive. Organic berries are ~$5 for 1/2-1pt, and stuff like peaches aren't even in stores yet. I'm afraid once they are I'll burn out on those too and still not want to go back to dates or bananas. I'm doing fine on the cooked portions at night, but this is getting really hard to stay raw at all. I've turned to some organic applesauce just to keep my breakfast down to 3 ingredients (organic apples, water, vitamin c), but still not raw.
Help! Anyone else deal with this, anyone else know how to overcome this, or any other options to go toward? I've been really bad lately, not eating right, and feeling the energy loss because of it. I'm lethargic and always tired. I can't get up in the morning and I hate it. Any help is appreciated.
I just make sure my bananas have the adorable rainforest safe froggy seal on them. We don't get a choice of bananas here really. It's the same brand with either the froggy seal or without the froggy seal
I made myself a watered down banana drink this morning that wasn't so bad.
1) Filled half the blender with chopped frozen bananas
-I freeze them in halves & then chop them up when frozen
2) added 25oz of purified water
3) 1/4 cup of organic coconut sugar
4) pulse on low, turn it up to high, pour + enjoy.
if you don't feel like eating bananas then have a break and don't eat them for a while, don't force yourself to eat dates or bananas if they are not appealing to you at the moment,
if you want to add something sweet you could try sun-dried figs, raisins instead of dates
try pears, kiwi or other fruit that are in season, just make sure it's ripe and preferably organic :)
I feel the same way! I slice up my bananas and eat them with a fork they taste so much better that way! it's wired! I also like them better out of the fridge. Dates.......can't stand them anymore