Yesterday, I was amazed that I had made it 3 days on nothing but fruit. Today (with 4 days down), I can say that I have become a natural fruitarian. I walk into the grocery store and head straight to the produce section, targeting my beloved fruits. It’s almost scary, how easily I can adapt to a diet! I’m not saying that I’d give up veggies, cause I wouldn’t. That would be ridiculous. But I am learning a lot about myself this week. Perhaps, I’m really learning about all of us. It wasn’t that long ago that I ate the Standard American Diet (SAD). I thought that we were predestined to eat hotdogs and hamburgers, chased down by a big glass of cold milk. Besides, that’s what being American is all about, right?
But no, here I am on Day 5 of an all-fruit cleanse, detoxifying my body from the harmful chemicals of the world. My old self would have some words with me, I’m sure. Luckily, I saved his life by switching to a plant-based diet, so he owes me one. And I’m feeling better today than I have in a while. So let’s get into some highlights from Day 3 to see what crazy combinations I came up with!
Beginning Weight: 141 lbs.
Weight Loss: 1 lb.
As you can see, I got a little carried away with the citrus fruits today. I shouldn’t get a cold for about… I don’t know… a year or three! I also went for a run to see how my body would perform on my fruit fuel. I’ve been off my feet for a while, due to Foot Drop Syndrome. I injured a nerve (peroneal) in my right leg which has caused that foot to drop. Basically, it’s numb from the knee down. This has minimized my running, to say the least. But I felt good today and really wanted to see what it was like to run on fruit. I was able to log six miles, and did so in pretty decent time (considering my situation). Below, are my splits.
It would appear that a fruit-based diet has not hindered my running. In fact, it may have helped. That was the longest run I’ve done in 2 weeks! This makes me wonder how important it really is to fuel up on carbohydrates before a race. I’ll probably still do it, but this information is worth noting.
Well, it’s on to Day 5. It’s hard to believe that my “7 Days of Raw Fruit” is already half-way through. I still have some time to come up with some more great recipes though. Stay tuned and I’ll be back tomorrow with some more delicious treats for you all!
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