Can you live on just fruits and salads for a day or two?

Fruits and vegetables - Fresh fruits and vegetables
@kiran8 (15348)
Mangalore, India
December 18, 2009 1:19am CST
I guess I can, and very happily...I love fruits and vegetables a lot. I can eat any amount of fruits. The other day I decided to try out a fruit and vegetable diet since we had a lot of fruits at home. I had some tea,orange juice, bananas and some melon in the morning for breakfast and vegetable soup,salad and more fruits like chikoo and pineapple for lunch. I loved the whole experience....I feel it cleanses your system and helps in reducing weight as well...I am thinking of doing this regularly , once a week at least ? Friends what do you think of this ? and would you all like to try this out once in a while..
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@happy6162 (3001)
• United States
19 Dec 09
I could eat just fruits and salads for a day or two. I like fruit and I like salads too. I do not care for vegeatable soup but I could eat a different like beef and noodles or chicken and noodles would not be bad.
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
22 Dec 09
Hi happy, It is great to know that you like fruits and salads. It does a lot of good to your system to go on this diet once in a while. I have an aunt who has lost nearly 8 kilos of body weight in a matter of 4 months after going on a fruit and vegetable diet once a week only...She is also very careful about what she eats and drinks lots of water and goes for regular walks ..All the best
@creationhub (3066)
• Malaysia
19 Dec 09
I would love to live just on fruits and salads, not just for a day or two. I would not mind even for a week. The reason I was not able is because I was just too lazy to prepare it. I guess if others did it for me, I would be most delighted to live on such a diet.
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
19 Dec 09
LOL I too have the same problem. I would be more than happy if someone else helped me out with the diet. But I am trying to discipline myself now, since I have realised the goodness of it..All the best and have a great weekend
@cianoy (513)
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
Well, it is much easier to microwave a hotdog than to slice different fruits and vegetables. It's a good thing you can buy prepared salads straight from the supermarket now.
@cianoy (513)
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
Well, it is much easier to microwave a hotdog than to slice different fruits and vegetables. It's a good thing you can buy prepared salads straight from the supermarket now.
@daliaj (5674)
• India
18 Dec 09
I think I can live on fruits and salads for one day, but not more than that. I am sure that I can't live on that for one week. I have rice everyay and I feel uncomfortable if I miss rice at least for one day. I will be longing for rice if I spend rice without some days. I have experienced that when my in laws came down to meet me. They don't like rice. So, I avoided cooking rice for some time and it was difficult for me to handle.
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
18 Dec 09
Hi daliaj, I too wouldn't want to eat just fruit and vegetables on a daily basis. I too love rice and rotis ...But to have just fruits and vegetables once in a while feels nice - all the best and happy mylotting
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
22 Dec 09
That makes sense ! A fruit and vegetable diet along with milk and some carbohydrates and protein would be ideal...But once in a while having just fruits and vegetables is definitely good for the system ..
@pupupd (1515)
• India
19 Dec 09
Yes, you must try it only for a day in a week or month, not more than that. Since fruits don't have the daily dose of enery required by our body to function. Fruits only have the Vitamins and minerals. So, having fruits on a regular basis in small amounts along with normal diet is the best option rather than living only on fruits. Cheers!
@divkris (1156)
• India
18 Dec 09
I think i can too. Actually it'll become more like a fasting and i would love to do something like that! Did you know that fasting while having only fruits nad salads (+ water) replenishes and detoxify ones entire system and body? Once in a week would be too frequent, but i think we should make it a practice to go fasting with fruits and salads at least once in a month! What so you feel?
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
18 Dec 09
Having a fruit and vegetable diet once a fortnight or once a month is not too bad. It is actually refreshing especially during summer. I too feel that it does a lot of good our system and skin ..
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
16 Jul 10
That makes sense...But I have tried a fruit and veggie diet which is not at all difficult .I have soups,salads,fruits and water alternatively and it feels great.The benefits are many, other than helping you keep trim, it also cleanses your system..
@pupupd (1515)
• India
19 Dec 09
Yes, it is a kind of fasting if you have only fruits the whole day. The fruits one eat gets digested very fast and you will keep feeling more and more hungry, which is bad. You might say that if I feel hungry I will keep having fruits, but after sometime the fruit flavour becomes intolerable, you will desperately want to have something spicy and end up eating more of junk foods. So it is better to have small amounts of fruit on daily basis. Good Luck!
@madteaparty (2748)
• Japan
18 Dec 09
Nice that you liked the experience. In my case, it would be impossible. I need to eat different varieties of food, or I will feel very weak, so I doubt a lot I could be able to stand eating only fruits and vegetables.
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
18 Dec 09
I suppose it is a matter of trying it once, after which you will realise that it is easy after all.It feels good. All the best and happy mylotting
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
7 Apr 11
Yes it is also good to include fruits in your diet, the more fruits and vegetables and less carbohydrates the better for the system...
@pupupd (1515)
• India
19 Dec 09
Not necessary to have only fruits or vegetables. You can have them as supplementary along with your normal daily diet! Good Luck
• India
18 Dec 09
I think i can live on fruits diet for 2 days.And i really appreciate the glow that comes on face when u have totally fruits diet.Try it u wll love it.
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
18 Dec 09
Ummm yes I too noticed that. When we have plenty of fruits and vegetables and drink lots of water our skin glows and the system feels good - thanks for your response and all the best
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
17 Mar 11
Yes that too pupupd...it keeps our system fit and healthy - all the best and happy mylotting
@pupupd (1515)
• India
19 Dec 09
Along with this, it also solves constipation problem I believe, since fruits have maximum FIBER in them.
@kimbers867 (2539)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I'm sure I could. I know my 8 year old does it a lot. She loves fruit and Salad and sometimes that all seems that she eats. My husband does grow a lot of fruit and veggies, so I know we eat more than the average family, which is fine by me. Have you seen the price of fruit, especially in the winter??
@KKKBsmom (1092)
• United States
23 Dec 09
oh i don't think I could ever do this!!! I am a meat and potato kinda gal! lol of course I LOVE fruit.... and we eat a LOT of veggies... I just don't think I could go with out my meat... infact... i crave meat!
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
27 Dec 09
Hi Kimbers, an 8 year old liking fruits and vegetables is really great. Children that age need a lot of coaxing .No doubt fruits are expensive especially the more exotic ones. I feel that one must concentrate on seasonal fruits and vegetables which are quite affordable - all the best and have a great evening
• India
19 Dec 09
I think I can provided something tasty is not cooking nearby.
• India
19 Dec 09
Good for you. Hope you invite me when you make the salad next time. Thanks in advance.
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
19 Dec 09
LOL,Fruits and vegetables are tasty enough especially juice and salads made by combining the two.I make one with anything that is available like tomatoes,carrots,cucumber,orange,pineapple,apple and bananas and sprinkle some rcok salt and chilly powder or chaat powder and it tastes YUMMY !
@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Dec 09
I think it's a great idea, but it would be hard for me.
@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Dec 09
I do like them, but I am used to having meat and starches in my diet. And baked goods and cheese and so on...
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
19 Dec 09
WHY dawnald ? Dont you like fruits and vegetables ? You know fruits are filling and so are vegetables , so one doesnt relly feel hungry ..
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• United States
27 Dec 09
I'll give it a shot when I get back home. I love fruits, veggies and brown rice. I occasionally do a brown rice fast and feel great afterwards!
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
27 Dec 09
Hi dotchianni, what is a brown rice fast ? and how can it be called fasting ? I do like brown rice especially with fish curry or prawn curry YUM ! - all the best and happy mylotting
• United States
31 Dec 09
A brown rice fast is where you eat brown rice... and ONLY brown rice... for 10 days. I can't fast without food because of medical conditions so when I heard of this, I tried it and it was wonderful! I felt great! You don't eat before sun up or after sun down. You eat only what your two cupped hands will hold. Drink only water (I occasionally have unsweetened tea or coffee) And at the end of 10 days you add in greens. Then fruits. Then other veggies. It's great to help with finding if you have a sensitivity to food.
@Sandra1952 (6047)
• Spain
18 Dec 09
I live in Spain, where fruit and vegetables are very cheap and it's often too hot to eat anything else. If I want to lose a few pounds quickly, I spend a week on the Cabbage Soup Diet, and I can lose up to 10lbs in a week. Yes, I can quite easily live on fruit and salad for a few days.
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
19 Dec 09
Yes I agree Sandra, one is able to loose weight quickly with hardly any adverse effects when we eat just fruits and vegetables. Combined with plenty of water and a little bit of exercise like a brisk walk it is most effective...
@cianoy (513)
• Philippines
19 Dec 09
Don't you get dizzy just taking cabbage soup? And it's hard to control meat craving. Steak!
@eddify (412)
• Pakistan
21 Dec 09
yes its good but then I was once told by an aunt of mine to have fast of apples and water melon . I bet you would like to know how. Its like this, one day u only eat apples and nothing lese, second day only water melon. But on different day and its really good for losing weight etc. When I go on a diet I try juices all day. Or what I do is I take 2/3 slices of bran bread with tea and then apple or orange juice in lunch and then at night boil rice or again some fruits. I prefer papaya it really helps u lose weight.
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
27 Dec 09
Hey eddify, thanks a lot for your response. That sounds interesting, just one kind of fruit each day.I agree papayas are great for your system and so also the other fruits like melons,grapes, pineapples and citrus fruits. The only fruit I am not too fond of is Apple...All the best
@eddify (412)
• Pakistan
27 Dec 09
Yes one of my dr told me about papaya too and \i eat alot of them the only issue is I usally buy fruits in huge quantities and unfortunately papays wont last long. Another thing I have a tongue which is adapt to different tatses etc. So i mix papaya with lemon and some spices and it was so yummy:)
@lindiebiz (1006)
• Canada
18 Dec 09
It is a very good addition to your diet and it really cleanses the system. I would like to try it but I hope I have the guts to do it.
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
18 Dec 09
Hi lindiebiz, thanks a lot for your response - You really must try it. It makes you feel so light at the end of it. I have been skipping meals at times to have just have vegetables and fruits and even that feels good- all the best
@pupupd (1515)
• India
19 Dec 09
No guts required to eat simple fruits and vegetables throughout the day. All you have to do is not do it abruptly. First start with having one fruit meal in a day and then slowly extend it to one whole fruit day. If you suddenly change your normal diet to fruit diet, it may have adverse effect on your body like weakness, nausea etc. Everything must be initiated in a planned and small amount. I know you will adjust yourself well with this strategy! God Luck! You will also find that you are loosing extra weight if you have any
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
7 Jul 10
Hi pupupd, thanks a lot for your response That is a a wise advise and it makes a lot of sense to do it step by step esp for those who are prone to have adverse effects when they change their food habits..
@snafushe (791)
• Canada
18 Dec 09
Yes. I have before. I barely eat Carbohydrates or meats. I live off of salad, fruit, steamed vegetables mostly. I don't even really like dairy or white sugar, so it's fine by me. I get enough sugars and carbohydrates from fruits to make me last through the day. I also drink a lot of water, or home squeezed juice as store bought fruit juice often has a lot of added sweetener.
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
19 Dec 09
Hi, thats great, you must be fit as a fiddle I wish I could be that disciplined where food is concerned. I tend to eat everything that comes my way and this diet really helps me keep things balanced...All the best and have a great weekend
@snafushe (791)
• Canada
20 Dec 09
I grew up eating healthy, so it was never a habit I had to make myself learn. I have just always known it. I feel very blessed to have the parents I did, they fed me very well. You have a good weekend too, even though it is pretty much over..
@sweetyethot (1737)
• China
31 Dec 09
I certainly can.But I have never tried so far.I think i can only do it for one day.lol I cant live on just fruits and salads for long.I love meat.lol Your whole experience sounds interesting and great.I like orange juice,bananas,melon,pineapples too.
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
1 Jan 10
Hi sweetyethot,If one can do it even once a week or even once a fortnight, I am sure we will reap a lot of benefits. If one likes fruits then it is really easy to follow the diet like I did - all the best
@kevinll (967)
• China
18 Dec 09
I can not try it but my friends often try it. They want to keep weight so they just eat fruits. I will very hungry if i just eat fruits. My friends are hungry too. They said they can endure it.
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
18 Dec 09
Hi kevinll, If you eat lots of fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of water you do not feel hungry at all. I never did. It feels great. It is really worth trying...besides helping in weight reduction it adds a glow to your skin..all the best
@pupupd (1515)
• India
19 Dec 09
If you can't live only on fruits then try having fruits along with your daily diet. This also helps a lot! Try it Good Luck!
• China
30 Dec 09
I will try but I think it's very difficult for me,because I love to eat pork if I don't eat pork one day just like I didn't eat food all day,I also know that fruits are good for health,I love apple very much,but I love pork best.
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
1 Jan 10
Hi marywang. Ideally you could combine the two.Eat pork as well as plenty of fruits.But once in a while fasting and going on a light diet is good for ones system and fruit and vegetable diet is the most ideal one for that - all the best
• Philippines
15 Apr 11
I agree with you, I even tried that for 3 weeks now. I am into that diet due to a food allergy that cause my eczema condition to flare up. I noticed that wounds dried up and I am in a healing process now. Hopefully, I will be free from this condition... Go, go to fruits and vegetable.
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
15 Apr 11
Hi adeena,There are so many health benefits of fruit and vegetable diet. It helps one keep fit and also cleanses the system, as a result many minor health complaints heal...thanks a lot for sharing your details and all the best
@walking2010 (1009)
• United States
12 Jul 10
yess i can i can live don fruits and salad for a week fruits are go good and the salads will feel you up even though i would be missing the meats but it something about fruit that speaks to me lol, i am a fruit baby its crazy.
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
17 Mar 11
Hi walking, thank you so much for sharing your views here Fruits and vegetables are excellent for health and the more one has them in their daily diet the healthier one feels - all the best and happy mylotting
@yhetskie (21)
• Philippines
10 Jul 10
That would be healthy and good for the body but I don't think I would last for 2 days without eating rice! I don't feel satisfied and full if I don't eat rice even just for a day.
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
10 Jul 10
LOL I too love rice and I feel the same way as you do if I do not eat rice at least once a day - but having a fruit and vegetable diet once in a while is something else - it really makes you feel soooo good..