Why very high fruit diets are a *disaster* for most of us
To be clear, we’re not just talking here about eating “a lot” of fruit.
We’re talking about getting the majority of our calories from fruit.
And the short answer is that I think this way of eating is a disaster for most people.
I say that based on:
- my own personal experience
- the experience of the majority of people I’ve spoken to who’ve tried it
- extensive reading on evolution and diet
- extensive reading on biochemistry
If I went into detail on all of the above this would be a very long article and I want to keep it short and sweet.
What to tell you?
Well…I’ll start with me.
When I first started to look into the concept of eating mostly fruit I fell head over heels in love with it.
I’m a sugar addict, so that was one reason.
But I’m also a sucker for simplicity, so when I was in my purest purist phase there was never a diet that more appealed to me; never one I more wanted to be “The One True Way” (back when I still thought that existed).
I’d read (as you may have done) that the key to making it work is that you have to eat mega quantities of fruit.
So not one or two bananas for breakfast but 10. Not a slice of melon, but the whole melon.
It was larger than a football but you’re still hungry? Have another.
Well, I tried it and no matter how much fruit I ate, I was hungry again within an hour.
I could sit down to a watermelon the size of a bowling ball at 9am and by 10am I’d be hungry again.