Saturday, August 22, 2009

Beautiful Fruit to Start the Day

A little while ago I started to eat fruit first thing in the morning. After reading that one shouldn't eat fruit after eating other foods because of digestive problems that arise when fruit is combined with other food, I thought I'd give starting the day with a bowl of fruit a try. And I honestly love it.

I would have never thought that I'd enjoy fresh fruit and nothing else first thing in the morning so much, especially since I have never been a big "fruit person." I am still experimenting with when and what to eat after the fruit, but for now I'm just really glad that eating fruit first thing in the morning works really well for me. It leaves me feeling light and alert, and I don't have the "stomach issues" I used to have. And in case you were wondering what the fruit looks like, here is a picture...

Questions: Do you like fruit? What's your favorite fruit? What do you like to eat first thing in the morning?

Be well,
Andrea

18 comments:

  1. I love fruit! All kinds, but right now I can't get enough watermelon. The season is almost over, and I'm so sad. :(

    First thing in the morning? I'm not super hungry, so I usually have my breakfast meal at about 10:00 a.m. Usually whole wheat toast, oatmeal, or sometimes fruit!

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  2. Beautiful!

    Blueberries, watermelon, & peaches! :)

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  3. Before the RFDD I read about "only fruit" for breakfast in Skinny Bitch and thought there was no way I could I ever do it. I too love it now, I'm so glad I tried, and so glad your doing it too! I'm really into it and the reasoning behind it too.

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  4. Like you, I'm not a big fruit person. I have mild IBS and I think the fructose really bothers me. However, I've found that frozen fruits don't bother me, such as the frozen blackberries I add to my cereal in the morning! It keeps it nice and cold. I also like a good Gala apple in the fall, yum!

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  5. LOVE fruit. I eat a lot of bananas for breakfast.

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  6. I love eating fruit first thing in the morning, too. Any time of day, really, but I feel icky if I don't get any in first thing. I've read a lot about the food combining stuff lately too, and I don't know if it's placebo, but I do find it's better when I eat it on an empty stomach.
    Favorite fruits..nectarines, bananas, and berries. I love almost all fruits I've tried. Haven't tried figs though, any good?

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  7. I TOTALLY love fruit for breakfast....It took me a loooooong time to let go of breads and grains for breakfast..and eating heavy in the earlier parts of the day

    I am glad you love it so much

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  8. j'adore fruit. especially on an empty stomach after indulging the night before. it pushed my reset button

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  9. i love that those figs look like mini watermelons. fave fruit is PEACHES and today is national eat a peach day!

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  10. I am so jealous! I live in Michigan, where perfect fruit like that of all sorts comes rarely. My favorites are berries: blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries...
    I love my berries

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  11. My favorite right now is the summer cherries. They are SO good! I have a Green Monster first thing in the morning, then at around 10 I eat some greek yogurt mixed with almond butter. Yum.

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  12. I have been eating fruit as the first food of the day for years! Seemed like a good idea. I'm glad I'm not the only one :-)

    I think I heard it first from the Fit For Life originators.

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  13. I love fruit. The best thing in the morning is an entire grapefruit! It's sooooo good. I also love putting bananas in my oatmeal.

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  14. I love fruit but can't really eat more than 2-3 servings of it daily. I stick with bananas, apples and grapes normally, but I love cherries, watermelon, berries and mangoes. Your fruit bowl looks great! I've never had fresh figs so I should try them soon.

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  15. I adore fruit. I eat SO MUCH of it. My favourite is apples. And starting the day with a piece of fruit and either some nut butter or a glass of milk is the PERFECT start to the day!

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  16. Beautiful fruit picture! I love fruit...it's hard to pick a favorite! Peaches, plums, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, kiwis, oranges...the list is endless ;)

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  17. I love fruit first thing in the morning, I always have to incorporate fruit into my breakfast somehow. And I usually end up eating a couple more servings throughout the day. My favorite fruit is probably bananas because I eat at least one every day, sometimes two!

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  18. I TOTALLY love fruit for breakfast....It took me a loooooong time to let go of breads and grains for breakfast..and eating heavy in the earlier parts of the day
    Pure Raspberry ketones

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