“Do you eat fruit?!?” I wish I had a dollar for every time someone has asked me that question when we talk about my Keto lifestyle. I’d be super rich if I had a dollar for every excuse made as to why a person can’t live without fruit. I mean, we are told from the time we are children to eat our fruit!
My answer is “rarely”. Fruit is not part of my daily diet.
I know they are disappointed in my answer. Oh, the look of sadness on their face, or their vocal objections is understandable. I haven’t had a banana in 18 months. I get it. I loved bananas and I always thought they were good for me. But they are not.
I do explain a tiny bit about my blood work results that showed I am fructose intolerant. Eating fructose makes me fat and feel unwell. I prefer not to be fat and sickly. YOU might be able to enjoy some fruit here and there, but it is something that you would really need to evaluate for yourself in the low-carb lifestyle.
TRUTHFULLY – I don’t miss fruit. I have gained so much more in this journey!
Let me tell you about the most awesome thing that has filled my need, want, desire for fruit! It is so much more fulfilling and satisfying and it’s my whole purpose for sharing this blog with you and the world!
You see, I no longer need fruit (or any specific food) to satisfy my cravings. I was finally, finally able to wrap my head and heart around the idea that God is everything I ever needed to fulfill my body, mind, and soul. He offers the choicest fruit that I now crave every day – the fruit of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).
I am on a journey to digest these nine attributes of living in accord with His plan for me every day. As I dig into His word, I have been allowing him to prune my life. I cannot stress to you the importance of being in His word – EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. – as you travel on your own journey to health and healing. You will truly be amazed by everything He will reveal to you through studying and prayer. THIS is your apple a day!
I recently read Romans 12:1 with a whole new understanding and application to my life!
I want to be feeling my best – mind, body, and soul – so that His will for me and my actions every day are a spiritual act of worship. For me, that means that I need to adhere to a diet of the wholesome, nutrient dense food that HE provides to fuel my day. I had to recognize that fruit, loaded with fructose, is not good fuel for my body. Bye-bye, bananas!
Romans 12:2 goes on to say “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing, and perfect will.” In a very basic sense, I have disregarded the standard dietary advice of this culture and was truly blessed by what He put in front of my face as I started and continued on this journey. The world has corrupted our food source, and I’m happy to have found the path back to His provisions – both physically and spiritually.
I have been freed from the compulsive thoughts of what to eat next. I have been freed from crazy food cravings. I have been healed from many metabolic dysfunctions. As a result, I can offer my body as a living sacrifice to do His will! I am ready for anything!
I’m going to be exploring the application of all these perfect “fruits” over the next few months with you. What can we learn about love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control that will nourish us mind, body, and soul? I have a few thoughts – so stick around!
Oh taste and see, the Lord is good!
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I absolutely love this truth! Hallelujah! I just found your site while searching for information on intermittent fasting, and am now on day 5 of this lifestyle – and aside from a few physical aches and pains through the transition, this is an exciting season! I’m following you on both Facebook and Instagram, and am so proud of you for your weight loss, joy and what you have put into doing this! You motivate me….can I give you a hug?!
Thank you so much for your lovely comment! You made me smile so BIG! HUGS right back to you!
How wonderful you are on day 5! Yes, the first few days can be rough – keto flu and all! You should be past that very soon if you are not already.
I’m also happy to hear you found my site while searching! I hope to reach new people every day with this healing lifestyle. You are right to feel excited about this new season. Keep a journal for thoughts and prayers – and keep your Bible very handy. I reach for it a lot when I need a distraction (besides my normal morning devotional time).
Say hi to me on Instagram so I can make sure I’m following you back. Thanks so much for the comments, again. It truly made my day!
I’m doing this!!! I’ve toyed around with other “diets” and have had success, but can’t maintain…..I’m OBSESSED with what I’m going eat next….tonight, barbeque chips, chocolate mini donuts, THEN dinner: roast chicken, garlic mashed potatoes….UGH….tasted great …. at the time….. now I’m ticked off….GRRRR….going through the fridge/cabinets tomorrow and and starting on Wednesday. Thanks for your story of commitment and success!!!!!!
YAYAYAYAY!!!! I’m so happy to hear you are DOING THIS! I truly believe you will have no regrets. If you read my about page, you will see that I have tried every diet under the sun for the past three decades. None of them I maintained the weight loss. It was only learning through this lifestyle how to control my hormones that I was able to lose weight along with so, so many other benefits for healthy living.
As you get started – KEEP IT SIMPLE! I highly recommend the Diet Doctor website for the two week “getting started” challenge. They have it all planned out. I didn’t make every recipe when I did the challenge, but I picked a few that I ate over and over for the two weeks. The rest is my history!
Welcome to the joyful healing life!