Hey I'm on day 4 of a 5 day fast where I only eat fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds to slim down for a show on Saturday. I definitely feel better and my digestion has gotten a lot better, but my sugar intake is so high with the fruit... will I end up at the same weight after five whole days w/o dairy, refined sugar, alcohol, and bread? Is fruit just as fattening when eaten in large amounts? Help.
I don't think I would call your eating plan a fast. It's the best nutrition for your body which probably explains why you are feeling better. Fruit has sugar, but it's natural and unrefined. Eating a plant based/vegetarian diet is not fattening even if it consists of a lot of fruit. The fruit also contains fiber which helps fill you up and provides immeasurable anti-oxidants, which you won't find in meat, dairy or eggs. Why stop with 5 days? Why not make this a new way of eating and you'll never have to worry about trying to slim down for any special event. Your body and brain will thank you. Check out the book Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrmann for more details on eating a plant-based diet and its bodily rewards.
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