23 January 2009

5 Day Fruit Fast - Day 5

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Done. That is all 5 Days done.

I've enjoyed eating all that fruit and I physically feel good too. Although for about 1hr today I got REALLY hungry really quick. Don't know why. Nothing a good serving of Mango, 2 x Kiwi Fruits and a Peach couldn't handle :)

Goodbye Christmas/New Year, Hello Healthy 2009

It has been a good way to transition from the Christmas/New Year period and not so good eating habits, and back to focusing on training and eating well. It has been really good for getting excited about my health and training for 2009.

It Gets Easier

This 5 Day Fruit Fast has been much easier than the first time I did it about 6 years ago. I discovered what is referred to as the Paleo way of eating. Eating Paleo basically supports eating only food that is found in a natural, wild setting. This basically boils down to just Fruit, Salad, all Meats, Nuts and Honey. Anything that requires human processing is avoided. This includes all products with artificial sugar, milk products, grains and flour based processed foods. This is the way I try and eat these days at least 80-90% of the time.

Tomorrow, I look forward to eating chicken and salad which is perhaps my favourite meal.

Conclusion? Highly Recommended!

The 5 Day Fruit Fast is a good and natural way to detox. It can be difficult, but the benefits are large in my opinion. I recommend everyone doing it at least once in their life. Flush your system out. And the earlier, the better.

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If you have any questions about the 5 Day Fruit Fast or about my experiences doing it, don't hesitate to ask in the comments below.

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  1. Did you lose any weight? IF so how much? Did you exercise?

  2. Hi Raynalda :)

    I did not weigh myself at all. I rarely if ever jump on scales. I am more interested in strength, health and fitness. For vanity, I use the mirror. Body composition is a better indicator than what the scales say.

    And yep, I did train as I normally would for the 5 days. I did slightly decrease the intensity though, just to be sure as I know that eating only fruit is not a healthy sustainable diet. It is good to train as it helps to flush the system of toxins by increasing the heart rate and amount of blood pumping through the system and gets a good sweat going :)

  3. Hi Adam,

    I don't know if you would know the answer to this, but can you eat too much fruit? I am not overweight but recently have swapped all snacks to fruit, eating 5 pieces a day, and then veg in the evenings. BUT I seem to be putting the weight on, rather than losing any. Any ideas why?

    thanks Abbie.

  4. Hi Abbie,

    I suppose it is possible to eat too much fruit if one was to really go nuts with it. But from what you said above, 5 pieces a day is fine. Actually its really good.

    If you have recently changed the way you eat, from not so healthy to healthy, the weight gain may simply be water retention. When the body is forced to change, it can sometimes try to fight it and water retention may be what is happening with you Abbie.

    It should go away all of its own after a week or so as the body adapts and becomes accustomed to your new way of eating.

    Monitor it though. If after a week you are continuing to put weight on after a diet change, seek out your local medical practitioner and gain a more in-depth review of your specific situation and provide all of the details required to make an accurate prognosis.

    Hopefully already, you will find the weight gain stopping and the decreasing beginning. Best of luck with your new healthy lifestyle :)

  5. Hi Adam,

    Thank you for your comments. Although I changed the way I eat a few months ago now, so I should be back on an even keel. I have been to the doctors and I'm perfectly healthy. when I say weight gain, it's not a huge amount, maybe a 1/2 lb a week, and then maybe I lose it the next. But I just thought that with cutting the crap out of my diet, and doing more exercise (2-4 times a week), I would see greater results. I guess I just have to be patient. As long as I'm not over eating with the fruit, I will continue to do this.

    Thanks again.


  6. No problem at all Abbie.

    Hope all goes well and happy healthy eating! :)

  7. Hi Adam:

    I am on day 2 of a hopefully 6 or 7 day fruit fast (if I can hold out:). I try to eat every two hours or so but I'm a bit of a night owl so I get a late start from waking up late. I noticed that I'm not eating as much as you are, but I am drinking a gallon a day and haven't done much physical activity. I don't want my body to think I'm starving itself, but I don't want to have a fruit feast either. Do you think that's normal or should I increae my fruit intake (Sample of my day: Cantaloupe slices, 6-7 muscadines, an orange, 8 strawberries, an apple)?

    Also how did you transition your diet from the fast into a regular pattern?

  8. Nice one so far Yewande, hope you stick with your goals here!

    I think everyone is unique so I would just follow your hunger. If you are not eating as much and are not getting hungry, I wouldn't worry too much about that seeing as though you will only be doing it for 6 or 7 days. If the body wants more food, it will make you hungry. Sounds like you are not having too many problems at the moment, as many people crave heavy food like pasta and pizza so well done there :)

    For the transition, I started off the day with fruit for breakfast and morning tea, had some chicken and salad for lunch and again for dinner. Keep in mind that chicken and salad (especially with Avocado), is pretty much my favourite thing to eat :) I normally stay with fruit for breakfast most of the time after a fruit fast as I do not normally feel like muesli or anything heavy when waking.

    Hope that helps and all the best with healthy eating!

  9. How can you do a diet like this and not weigh yourself.


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