Fruit Obsession: Nectarines and Strawberries

How to stop grazing? Pick up a fruit. 

 

I am a chronic grazer and occasionally a sweet tooth. I blame the fat kid in me, but I am admittedly a mindless muncher. I think it has gotten worse with me becoming self-employed. Working at cafes or a few steps away from the fridge does not help at all. We have all been there. We all have days where instead of buckling down and getting something done, we rummage through the pantry to find whatever can be chewed on instead. 

 

It also does not help when you are a tropical girl put in a cold country. Something happens into your already voracious appetite – it becomes an insatiable monster that bullies you into cycles of eating and self-loathing. The worst is you eat everything within your reach -bags of crisps, leftover desserts, old bread with butter and sugar spread over it to disguise the sadness of what you are actually eating.

 

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 In the fear of blowing up and getting as big as a house,  I started eating fruits.

 

 

I’m not even a fruit fan. I know, I know. I’m from the Philippines, I should love fruits. I guess it’s just one of those things that you take for granted because you have a lot of. Lesson learned. I can’t believe I didn’t take a liking to fruit until I got here, mostly for practical reasons. Fruit is cheap, delicious, and easy to eat. Also, just as the image on the left says: if you must snack, snack on a fruit.

 

I can tell you now, I’m going to be on a fruit trip when I get back! Tropical fruits imported here just does not taste as wonderful as it does in my warm and bountiful country! What they lack in sweet tropical fruits though, they make up for with their local ones, which I am currently addicted to.

 

 

I’ve just discovered the amazing flavor of fruits like plums, nectarines, berries, and strawberries, which I rarely find in Manila. They are incredibly bigger out here than the ones I’ve seen at home, and they are far more juicy and sweet as well. 

 

 

The debate between whether fruits are good for your diet or not has been going on for centuries. Okay, not centuries. However, this fructose-carbs vs. fiber-antioxidant duel between the two school of thoughts still has not been settled. Whatever side of the healthy camp you are on, the only thing to remember is that there is no such thing as “free food” and everything must be done in moderation. Also, fruit will always be better than that last piece of cheesecake waiting in the kitchen. 

 

Did I just go on a rant about fruit? Yes. 

 

Whereever in the world you are, grab a fruit. It’s good for you. 

 

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Pretty fruity post, huh. Lol

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