Fruits in the Morning

Philippines
August 27, 2009 7:57pm CST
When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I crave is my greetings to God. Then, I have my water therapy. After about 30 minutes, I have fruits. I usually have 2 bananas. Sometimes I also have atis (a sweet, grenade-like tropical fruit) or apples. Fruits in the morning are excellent! Then I eat a bowlful of oatmeal, then some rice and viand. It's effective in flushing out unwanted stuffs from inside your tummy. Makes you feel light and sheds off fats. It's a wonderful morning ritual to do if you want to get rid of fats from your belly and your love handles. So remember, after greeting God and water therapy, fruits in the morning! Don't forget your regular exercises, too. I enjoy taking long brisk walks in the morning while talking to God. Sometimes, this is my quiet moment with Him. Try it.
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• Philippines
28 Aug 09
Hi Friend.. Banana is good to eat in the morning to all figure conscious because they say banana in the morning is good when you want to loose fats. I want to do that, but i can't. The first thing i do in the morning of course to grab a toothbrush after that my stomach is craving to some rice w/ viand, fruits is only my dessert. Goodluck & Happy mylotting.
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
28 Aug 09
Hi there Rubjypalmes, In which country do they serve Viand with rice? I've never heard of viand before, can you please describe to me what it is like? Also please tell what color it is, also what kind of a consistency? I would love to get a response from you. Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to my comment, Oh my what a beautiful little baby you have there:). So cute! I love them when they are that size, hee hee.
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
Cutie, cutie baby you got there, rubypalmes! Umm, they say fruits should not be taken as desserts. They should be eaten first. At first I thought that ridiculous. We were used to having bananas for desserts. Then I started reading from experts and in Readers Digest that, indeed, it's better for our tummies to take in fruits first before any meal. They says if fruits are taken last, they will be digested last, and that might make them rot in the tummy and turn into toxins by the time our intestines are ready to digest them. Meat, they say, takes 2 days to digest. Some say even 72 hours.
@gossipzz (500)
• Canada
28 Aug 09
The first one is the most important of all. Without god you are nothing. I respect what you are doing. Fruits are very import. Fiber is great to help loose weight. At the same time remember this is your start for the day. You will need something a little strong to keep you going for awhile. The oatmeal is great. Don't forget the oatmeal in the morning. I think I will try this thanks. I preach it and I cannot seem to follow what I say. Thanks for reminding me. Happy lotting.
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@Citychic (4078)
• United States
28 Aug 09
Good luck with eating the oatmeal my friend. If you read my post below you will see why I said good luck. I don't know what it is about me and oatmeal but the two of just don't seem to be getting along here lately. I'm starting think that some people must have a stronger stomach than others. For me I've always had to be very careful about what I eat early in the morning. Happy mylot!
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
What keeps me in this discipline or morning ritual is my age, Well, I'm not that old, I'm 49, but I really hate spending time in the hospital for treatments. I want to keep healthy to avoid any hospitalization expense. When I see folks I know who have ailments--they need dialysis, expensive medicines, or any expensive treatment--it makes me get up early, drink 2 or 3 glasses of water, eat fruit, eat oatmeal, and take a minimal breakfast, and take walks.
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
28 Aug 09
Hello lowly cook, your morning rituals seems so close to my own. I was eating the oatmeal in the morning too but here recently it seems not to be sitting well with my stomach. With my small bowl I would cut up 1 banana into very small pieces. Next I would add few raisins along with a dab of honey and a little speck of cinnamon. Anyhow after you've got all of these ingredients you stir well, eat and enjoy. Well that is just what I was doing until here recently. A thought came into my mind that as a child I was never able to eat oatmeal. I used to always barf it back up. So no sooner than the thought came to my mind but the stuff all wound up coming right back up. So I said okay God, just maybe you're trying to tell me that my body wasn't made to consume this particular kind food. So anyway, I'm going to stick to drinking the morning water and add on the 30 min. walk. So now I'm wondering About this rice and viand. Do you really eat all of that food in the morning time my friend? I wouldn't mind trying out the viand but I'm not sure where i can get it from. Would you happen to be able to give me some guidance? As for the atis that's another fruit that I never do manage to see around here. Anyways, the Morning talk with God is always good. Although there are times when I have to really force myself to do it. Are you into meditation as well? I started meditating not too long ago and now I'm able to reach really deep states of meditation. It's so wonderful and it feels almost as if you are renewing your brain or something. Okay well it's been nice talking with you. Please add me as a friend if you don't mind. I would love to chat with you more in the future, have a good day, evening or morning, whichever it is where you are. CC!
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
Hi Citychic! your name sounds cool! First, I'm sorry to have confused you. Viand is anything taken with your rice. I should have said "rice and toppings" probably. So anyway, I take minimal rice and viand (fish, meat, eggs, veggies) after my oatmeal. Well, when low in the budget, I just take the rice and viand, without oatmeal. And yes, I do eat that much in the morning. Experts say eat like a king in the morning. But it's not really much. Water and fruits and oatmeal and minimal rice and toppings (about a small cup of rice, or less) only sound heavy, but they're not. I eat at 6 am and I get hungry at 10.30 am. Then I eat a second cup of oatmeal or brown wheat bread or 2 bananas again. I don't wanna get sick and be treated with expensive medicines or procedures so I manage to keep this morning ritual, plus some exercise regimen. And yes, I'm into meditation, too. I used to do yoga in my high school days (I was then a solid vegetarian), but my meditation today is more on keeping still, emptying my mind, except that I am aware of God's presence on and in me. Sometimes, I meditate His words in the bible. Sometimes I just stare afar and just enjoy His presence--knowing He is sovereign. Sometimes I hum a tune softly and incorporate that with my meditation. It feels so delicious, to say the least! Umm, chatting is one of my weaknesses. I mean, I never seem to get successful at tinkering with technology. I don't know where to start and how to make my PC work so I can chat. Funny, but I'm afraid of wrecking my PC and Internet connection if I push wrong buttons. Sometimes I laugh at myself. Silly lowlycook. BTW, I just added you as friend. See you around!