I could go literally years without eating a piece of fruit, and have. (Not counting 100% fruit juice, which I do consume a lot of).
So, what's a guy to do?
Someone once told me, "Frank, if you don't eat fruit, you'll get cancer." Nutritionally speaking, its right up there at the top of the list. But my body just has a distate for it. I really have to make an effort to eat it. Its almost too strong, or something. When I do eat it, I sometimes enjoy it halfway decent, and do feel better. But I'd rather stop at small quantities. Without making a conscious effort, I can go months without it and its completely off the radar.
Now with vegetables, its a whole nother story. I can inhale vast bushels of veggies, particularly cooked. Stews, soups, stir fries, you name it. Mix it all together, throw some sauce on and cook it up!
So I'm left at a quandry. Its hard to eat fruit and in general hard to eat raw things. Just not my body's preference. Yet, those are important--dare I say, critical--to good nutrition. Do I listen to my body and feed it what it wants, knowing that if my body doesn't want it that might be an important sign? Or do I pay heed to the experts and give myself something even though I just don't want to eat?
I've decided to eat fruit. I take a piece early in the morning. Something fruity, something raw. Get it out of the way. Its the closest thing I have to breakfast, which is another gaping hole in my otherwise good nutrition. So if you've been counting, I'm killing 3 birds with one stone. I try to eat it before leaving for work, so that way I can throw it in the compost bin and not have to keep it in a container at work and bring the core home). At the very least maybe 3 servings a week.