Giving up fruit.
Photo by Brian Jimenez
I am an utter fruit addict. I admit it. And it’s time for me to sort out my relationship with fruit.
I’ve decided to carry on with the Whole30 I started on 1st January because I believe that fruit became a real crutch for me, especially in moments of stress and stopped me from being as successful as I wanted to be in my Whole30. But I suppose that’s one of the points of a Whole30 – to help identify trouble spots with food. My trouble spot is fruit and specifically, mangos (fresh and dried) and green grapes. I have no off switch with either of them, I’ve realised.
Is anyone else like this? I don’t really crave sugar, i.e. the sucrose in chocolate or candy, but fructose, the sugar in fruit is a huge problem for me. Basically, mango and green grapes are my kryptonite!
So I’m carrying on my Whole30 until Valentine’s Day to get my relationship with fruit under control. Clearly, moderation doesn’t work for me and I admire people that can eat a few grapes or a tangerine and be done with it. Not me! So watch this space and I’ll let you know how I get on!