I Ate 4 Pieces of Fruit a Day For 2 Weeks — and Sometimes More!
After researching for weeks about the nutritarian lifestyle, I dived into the plan and started eating four servings of fresh fruit a day. In the book, Dr. Furman says frozen is OK, but limit dried fruit and avoid fruit juice. "Isn't fruit high in sugar?," you ask, but Dr. Furman says fruit offers the nutrients and fiber your body needs, so don't be afraid to enjoy four fruits a day or more.
One way I got in my fruit was to add it to the ginormous salad I ate daily for lunch. Since oil is avoided on the nutritarian plan, fruit added vibrant flavor to my veggies, and after a few days, I didn't miss the oily dressing I used to use. Strawberries or fresh peaches tasted especially delicious paired with the balsamic vinegar I drizzled on top.
To get in the other servings of fruit, sometimes I'd pair my lunchtime salad with a bowl of oatmeal topped with fruit or a fruit smoothie. Or I'd just have a banana, melon, or a bowl of blackberries.
And although you're not supposed to snack between meals on the Six-Week Plan, on the days I ran six to eight miles a day, I'd nosh on a couple peaches, a banana, or an apple. One of my favorite ways to get in my last serving of fruit was to either eat a bowl of frozen mango or cherries, or to make this frozen fruit sugar-free nice cream. My family loved it, too!