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?
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?
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.
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.
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 :-)
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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