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Has anyone else's craving/desire for fruits decreased since it's gotten cold?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 18, 2011 at 6:46 PM

I've always liked including fruits in my diet, but even here in sunny Florida where it's a chilly 65F (lol) my desire for fruit is now almost nil.

Aside from some dried fruits like figs and berries, I have no inclination to eat them at all.

We've only had a handful of cold fronts which have been able to make their way down from the north, and I wonder if PH'ers living in Northern climes have seen a natural drop in their fruit consumption since the temps have dropped?

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on December 18, 2011
at 07:33 PM

My hunger has definitely increased with the colder weather, 12 degrees today!, and desire for fresh fruit has remained the same. Consumption is probably a bit less as seasonal fruits such as apples, pears, etc. are not as desirable to me as a summertime bounty of berries. Don't get me wrong, I love what's in right now but don't really want to eat 3 apples a day. Now.. a quart of berries is another story..

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on December 18, 2011
at 07:04 PM

My hunger has definitely increased with the colder weather, 12 degrees today!, and desire for fresh fruit has remained the same. No drop at all.

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on December 18, 2011
at 10:38 PM

i've had strong cravings for dried figs and dates...and have been eating them often. i find that in winter i want heavy, calorie dense foods..and i'm also hungrier. i think that can be said for just about everyone though - i mean who REALLY wants a cold salad in freezing weather?

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on December 18, 2011
at 06:53 PM

I crave warm things when I'm cold.

Fruit, raw at least, isn't warm.

But, I do notice hunger goes up in the cold. I recall a lot of research saying this is usually the case as well.

So I crave lots of warm calorie dense things in the winter. Curry is a favorite.

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on December 19, 2011
at 09:51 AM

I'm in Norway, I have noticed that in myself. When it started getting cold I stopped buying fruit, I really did not notice it until I just read this... I have had a few oranges and celmentines but that is it. Interesting!

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on December 19, 2011
at 04:43 AM

I'm in Maine, and I started not to crave starches and fruits back in... September, I think? It's on my food journal, for a week I was eating just meat and eggs, and some greens here and there only when I noticed I had not been eating any veggies.

A few days later, someone started a thread about it on MDA, so I'm not alone :-)

But I always knew this anyway. For example, every Summer since I was little, I eat very, very little during the Summer. /shrug/

In Winter I crave creamy and fatty things. Also nuts (specially chestnuts) but that might be nostalgia more than anything :-)

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on December 18, 2011
at 11:55 PM

Well it's actually cold here, and I'm all for the fruit I can get.

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on December 18, 2011
at 06:53 PM

I haven't noticed less interest in fruit, although I'm more interested in heavier fruits like bananas. In the summer I hunger for berries and melons.

I've definitely noticed less interest in salads. I want a salad every day in warm weather, but now I have times when I go a day or two without. At that, though, I start wanting the crunch of celery again.

I'm one of those weird people who isn't hungry for starch, but in cold weather season I start to get interested in rutabagas and celery roots, etc. And I'm even hungrier than usual for fatty meat.

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on December 18, 2011
at 06:49 PM

Not at all! For some reason I started craving lemons last month, but apparently I'm allergic to them.

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