Is it possible? Do you think that there really could be such a thing as eating TOO MUCH fruit?! Noooooo!!!! But you thought fruit was healthy, right? Well, it can be, but it can also cause problems for those of us that are sensitive to the fructose in it. Let’s just say that I fell hard and madly for my beloved fruit, again – and found out the hard way why we shouldn’t be close friends.
Months back I pretty much broke up with fruit due to the sugars and being keto/low-carb. Plus, I do faintly recall that it didn’t make me feel (or smell – sorry, tmi!) all that great… but, I loved it! Anyway, fast forward to a month or so ago and somehow fruit’s sweet siren song wheeled me back in! I ended up eating ALL the fruit!! My all-time favorite to munch on was probably a big, juicy, crisp apple! Although, I
did do love me some Asian pears and persimmons too! 😉
Unfortunately, it took me awhile to realize what all that fruit I was eating was doing to me. It was doing me a HUGE disservice – and making me feel icky!! I was SO freaking bloated from my fruit that I felt like I looked pregnant some nights, but yet I refused to acknowledge it. I was also tired & suffering some hardcore sugar cravings (aka eat ALL the food!!!). Plus, there were some other unpleasant side affects of all my fruit munching… I’ll just let you use your imagination. 😉
I spent a while in denial… after all, fruit is healthy & so good for you!! That’s what everyone always says. Well, there’s a respectable amount of fruit that one should probably stick to as well – and I’m sure I was exceeding that, especially at night. Most days I definitely ate more than 2 servings of fruit (which seems like a safe, respectable amount), often eating 2 apples, a pear, and sometimes a banana with PB. For me, this was just way too much. My body just doesn’t digest fruit well at all, unfortunately. Plus, the fruit just feeds my good ‘ol sugar monster… & I want to starve that thing! 😉
All of this came to light for me after struggling with my night eating, feeling horribly bloated & huge, & knowing I needed to change something in my diet. This all lead me to Lily’s article: 5 Signs You’re Eating Too Much Fruit. Most of the things she said definitely rang true with me. Also, if I’m bringing my entire fruit bowl with me from my Janesville apartment back to my home on the weekends… probably not normal. I got a bit too obsessed and hooked on the fruit, at least for MY body’s liking.
Some other articles I came across regarding fruit consumption… Are you Eating Too Much Fruit? and Bloating and tired? Why feasting on too much fruit may be to blame
I just want to re-iterate that I’m NOT telling YOU not to eat fruit, simply sharing my experience and that it may not be a good thing for everyone. Also, anything overdone and abused isn’t good either. 😉