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Yesterday was a good day for me. I was active and I didn't want any cooked foods. However I didn't force myself to eat 3000+ calories either... Part of the reason is because I ran out of food, I ate my last 3 mangos yesterday and haven't bought anymore because I am going to lay off the mangos this week and see if the swollen glands persist. So now I only have melons and bananas to eat, and currently none of my room temp bananas are ripe, so I have to eat smoothies with my stash of frozen bananas. Anyway, I decided to just eat 3 separate 600-700 calorie meals and if I felt like snacking on more fruit or even eating cooked food to allow myself to do that.  And I never really thought about cooked food, I actually forced myself to think about it and evision the way it looked, tasted, and smelled to see if the desire was there and it wasn't at all.  The suggestion that I need to eat more calories to beat my "cravings" is a little maddening to me because eating 3000+ calories a day for me was very difficult and I was still thinking about cooked dishes, even the day I went over 4000. Not to mention the fact that it is more expensive and I have to start budgeting more rigidly because my income is about to decrease.  I feel that not resisting my desire for cooked foods but filling up on delicious fruit is a good strategy for me, as of now. I feel that by resisting a desire you only make it stronger, and I am not one to go against my desires. I try to be aware of those desires, where they come from, and the consequences of acting on them. I trust that I have an inherent tendency to go the way that is the most sensible. This concept of eating a fruit-based diet seems so obvious to me now, that I can't believe I am just learning about it at 28. At the same time I feel grateful and "lucky" that I have been introduced to it and don't have to spend anymore of my life eating mostly cooked starches and veggies. This is absolutely a simpler way to live and after entering what I ate yesterday into the cronometer I have confirmed, a nutritionally sound way to eat.  I am hoping my book came in the mail yesterday I have yet to check the mailbox. Anyway we will see if this lack of interest in cooked foods persists, even on only 2000 calories a day, and if 2000 calories still feels satisfying. I am not very active so maybe thats why 2000 seems adequate to me? When I start becoming more active, maybe 3000 won't feel so forced?

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Comment by ednshell on September 12, 2011 at 4:40am
Great to hear Angela, BTW if you are not able to get in enough carb calories from fruit, the second best thing to do is get those carbs from vegan cooked foods while keeping it low-fat, like yams, potatoes, gluten free grains, like white rice.  Here is a good example of someone doing just that and reaping the rewards, it's not ideal but it's much better than calorie restricting when you just can't get enough fruit for one reason or the other.  Amazing results after following durianriders tips
Comment by Angela Camp on September 12, 2011 at 4:26am
@ ednshell, yes I did read both those links previously, but thanks for bringing them to my attention to read again. I guess I could increase my caloric intake by 300-500 calories, I probably will. Thanks for commenting.
Comment by Angela Camp on September 12, 2011 at 4:23am
PK, so true, health is absolutely a top priority for me and my allowance for food is more generous than most people so I will definitely make do, whether that means breaking my lease and moving into a travel trailer... well actually thats what I WANT to do, but my husband hasn't been convinced as of yet, if money gets tighter, maybe...
Comment by ednshell on September 12, 2011 at 3:12am

2500 is the minimum recommended on 30BAD for women, add more for exercise.

http://www.30bananasaday.com/notes/This_is_how_we_do_things_here_on...

 

...and for good reason, lots of great articles by Freelee on this topic, have you read through the 30BAD FAQs?  

Frequently Asked Questions

 

and Freelee's website: http://sweetjuicyfreelee.com/

Comment by PK on September 12, 2011 at 2:20am

If you are not exercising then between 2000 and 2500 for a female might be enough. 

Sorry about the financial situation, but if you can still afford to do so, make sure you have enough funds on the side to support your fruity lifestyle even if you have to adjust other things like switching a residence. 

If you do not have health, you do not have wealth. 

Peace, PK

Comment by Angela Camp on September 12, 2011 at 2:15am

I agree.

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