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Daily Fruit Intake 2: Deprogramming my Brain

September 10, 2015

What is it with me and eating fruit? I keep forgetting it! It’s like I don’t remember fruit exists sometimes. You might remember I had this goal:

No. 41: Eat two portions of fruit everyday for a month. Do this three times.

Easy peasy, right? At least, you would think so. But my first month has already been five months ago. I have tried to complete my second month ever since, but somehow I never managed. I can eat fruit for a couple of days in a row and then completely forget we have it. It’s not that I don’t like it, I do. I just make different choices apparently. It’s how I’m programmed. And deprogramming myself turned up to be quite hard.

Fruit (a)

But I managed! Yes, yesterday I completed my second month of eating two portions of fruit each day! I tried to incorporate fruit as much as I could into my meals. I made banana pancakes, goat’s cheese and apple on toast or smoothie for breakfast a lot of the times. Or I would have stuffed avocado (which is a fruit!) for lunch. So the first piece of fruit was already taken care of.

The second piece of fruit was a bit harder though. I had to remind myself to eat fruit in between and sometimes I forgot. I mean, hobbies are just not connected with apples in my head… All my life I was programmed to eat chips or chocolate while gaming or watching a movie. But slowly that started to change. 

Gaming

I had a checklist in my agenda, so in the evening I would notice that I had forgotten to eat my second portion of fruit. There were times where I got out of bed and walked downstairs to eat it after all. I wanted so succeed so badly! I want to get fruit into my system! Well, this strategy worked. I haven’t had to get out of bed for my daily fruit intake for a few weeks now. Hurray for checklists! 

I also discovered banana bread, which is grain-free and super awesome. It tastes like food I should feel guilty about, except it’s not. It’s perfect! And Ruud happens to love baking it, so I’ve been surprised with freshly baked banana bread a couple of times lately. Yum!

I only have one month left to go now. Of course I don’t want to stop eating fruit after that month. I just hope by then it will be so integrated into my system that I will just grab some fruit every day without thinking about it. This means that if everything goes well, next month I can check this goal off my list!

If you know any fruity recipes I could try, please let me know in the comments. It might just help completing my goal a bit more easier!

xx
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Hello there! I’m Tanya, writer, translator and blogger. I am doing 101 goals in 1001 days, because I want to turn my dreams into reality. I hope my goals will inspire you to live your life to the fullest as well!

Besides this blog I also write short stories, columns, plays, video scripts, subtitles and so much more. If you’d be interested in hiring me to write for you, please check out Typisch Tanya. If you’d like to read my stories, you can visit me on Tanya’s tales.

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