Originally posted by VegAnna
I remember you saying something about eating fruit "the right way" at the beginning of this thread when I asked something about fruitarianism. And somehow today I thought "monodieting, what is that?" and I can't find valid info on the web that I either understand or like.
Do you have experience with monodieting? Or do you know anything about it? I only have a VERY vague idea of what it is, but would like to know more.
Thanks to Fafa for digging up my answer! It covers monodiet well. The idea of monodieting is simple. You eat one food until you don't want to eat it anymore, either because you are full or you don't find the food appealing anymore (it is said that this is how your body tries to tell you that it had enough).
I experiment with it every once in a while, I guess I do it every time I have a lot of a certain fruit at home, LOL. As I wrote in my answer, I DO really experience sometimes that I suddenly find the food unappealing from one bite to the next, even without feeling very full.
I do think that monodiet is somehow the ultimate diet, I can see how or ancestors put their bellies full with only one kind of food, as they were wandering around, from fruit tree to fruit tree to a vegetable plant, etc. On the other hand, we evolved to have brains and playfulness is our nature. So combining foods and coming up with recipes could also be seen as natural behaviour...!
However I think we should still pay attention that we don't upset our digestion systems too much with the combinations.
Which brings me to what I mean with eating fruit the right way: the main point is that to use fruit to its full potential, it should be eaten alone, and on an empty stomach (the time of day when everyone's stomach is guaranteed to be empty is in the morning, hence the fruit-only breakfast I recommend to people).
If eaten this way, fruit will digest very quickly and give you lots of energy. If your stomach is already busy with heavier foods, the fruit will be combined with those, and it can neither digest, nor leave the stomach quickly.
Note that monodieting goes even further than that, because it would allow you to eat ONE type of fruit until you are full (no fruit salad, etc).
Is this too off topic? I just remembered that a fruitarian site said it's the best to eat fruit as a mono diet, and I didn't know where else to post it. Sorry if this is the wrong thread.
Nope I think this thread can (should?) be the place for this type of stuff too. We don't have an active fruitarian thread (and I'm not aware of any fruitarians on VB
), and I guess this is the closest topic to it
I just have so many questions, hehe. Thanks for answering everything, oatmeal, you're the best!!!
Thank you so much and you're very welcome!! I'm happy if I can share my experiences! Post any questions you may have and I will try my best to answer them!