Originally Posted by P H A T
.... wow changing how you eat is way trickier than I thought ..
If you think of change as "tricky," it can be intimidating and frustrating. It doesn't have to be "tricky" at all. You just have to be willing to experiment.
Yes you can overdo fruit, but I'd guess there isn't anything on the planet that you can't overdo. You can even overdose on water (it takes an awful lot of water for a normal person, but it can be done, and it can be deadly).
You have to experiment to discover how much is too much? It could be three pieces, it could be twelve. It could (and probably does) depend on what else you're eating.
A great tool for trial and error is a food journal that not only documents what you're eating, when and in which amounts, but also your hunger and how you're feeling mentally and physically.
You'll start to see patterns, and you'll make adjustments according to the patterns you see. No big deal. Not really tricky, just trial and error as you go.
I'm constantly doing little experiments, and some of them fail, but that's ok. You can't be so afraid to fail that you're intimidated away from trying.
I learned that I can't eat fruit as breakfast in itself. I have to add a litte fat and protein. If I eat only fruit, it can make me a little nauseous and it always makes me REALLY hungry in an hour so. Even as a kid, I could never eat pancakes or donuts for breakfast without getting sick to my stomach. Now that I'm on a lower carb diet, fruit-only breakfasts sometimes give me a similar but milder reaction.
In the last couple years of experimenting, I've learned alot about what works best for me, and I'm still experimenting and learning. I imagine I may do so forever. It's not really tricky so much as life. Everything you learn about (from your job to your hobbies to the people in your life) you learn through trial and error... Getting an idea, trying it, seeing what happens and adjusting your behavior accordingly - and repeating the process over and over from the day you're born to the day you die.