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?