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    Jul 15, 2011 12:29 AM GMT
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    Jul 15, 2011 12:41 AM GMT
    I also heard that carbon is found in food. Therefore eating must be as bad as inhaling carbon monoxide.


    HFCS = ew

    Fruit=extremely healthy.
  • Jerebear

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    Jul 15, 2011 1:40 AM GMT
    Are you losing fat (not just weight) while eating all the fruit that you are presently eating?

    If the answer is yes, then ignore the websites and continue on. If the answer is no, then eat less of it and see what happens.

    Personally, I eat fruit every day.
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    Jul 15, 2011 2:09 AM GMT
    staples_jockey saidI'm trying to control my carbs in general but that's actually resulted in eating more things that contain fructose.


    hmm, I doubt it, most carby stuff has more fructose in it than fruit does, like bread for example, So if you are controlling your carbs in general, you arent likely to be taking in more fructose than you were before when you werent. If you've plateaued, I would suggest cycling your carb intake rather than steady state carb restriction (which delivers diminishing returns). Make days when you do strength training your high carb days, and other days your low carb days.
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    Jul 15, 2011 4:14 AM GMT
    Fruit is evil I tell you, evil!
    Stick to Dunkin Donuts! Mmmmmm, Donuts.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Jul 15, 2011 4:18 AM GMT
    where do you people get your information? jeeze, the fructose in fruit is more easily digested because fruit has it own enzymes that your body break down the fructose. eating regular fructose does not.
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    Jul 15, 2011 4:24 AM GMT
    On my low-carb days, when I'm limited to 100g of carbs to stay mostly ketogenic, I still take in 2 servings of fruit (which is my big bowl of berries and yoghurt first thing in the morning), but I cant really fit more than that and stay under my limit.

    On my high-carb days, I dont really count carbs at all, but I'll guess that I'll have 300g or more. I'll have the berries as usual, and an apple and a banana leading up to a workout, and occassionally more, so thats 4+ servings of fruit those days.

    So from my perspective, you eating only 2 servings of fruit a day, every day, doesnt sound like anything to worry about WRT fructose, and you could probably add more even.
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    Jul 15, 2011 4:43 AM GMT
    Staples,

    Also I want to let you know there is no such thing as spot losing. Weight loss at first will happen in the arms, legs and face....the further away from the center of the body. After more weight loss happens the more in the midsection you will loose. Don't be discouraged, you are on the right track and just keep on going. This coming from someone who has lost 75 lbs in the past year and certified personal trainer icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 15, 2011 5:02 AM GMT
    tuffguyndc saidwhere do you people get your information? jeeze, the fructose in fruit is more easily digested because fruit has it own enzymes that your body break down the fructose. eating regular fructose does not.


    Fructose is not digested, it is already a monosaccharide.
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    Jul 15, 2011 5:27 AM GMT
    I am not going to add to the fruit debate but I will say increasing your running will help target your midsection. Not just cardio but running (preferably outside). You engage your core the entire time you are running so it is an ab workout while helping burn calories. The longer the run the better for targeting fat. Build into it but generally fat burning begins after about 60 minutes of running...prior to that you are burning carbs found in your system from food and stored in your muscles as glycogen.
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    Jul 15, 2011 6:38 AM GMT
    staples_jockey said
    Jerebear saidAre you losing fat (not just weight) while eating all the fruit that you are presently eating?

    If the answer is yes, then ignore the websites and continue on. If the answer is no, then eat less of it and see what happens.

    Personally, I eat fruit every day.

    I'm losing, but I'm still really bowling ball shaped so I'm wanting to target my gut more. I have been switching off junk food to fruit. I feel great but I just seem to be losing fat from my arms and legs and not so much from my gut. Maybe that's just the way it's going to come off though. I feel like I've plateaued. I'm trying to control my carbs in general but that's actually resulted in eating more things that contain fructose.


    No such thing.
    At very low fat percentages the last places for fat to stay is to the side on the small of the back and around the gluteal fold. Just the way it is. So your gut isn't the very last thing to go but close ;)
    You can work on your posture. Pulling the shoulder blades into your body and down towards your butt. Pulling your ribs towards your hips with your abs. Flexing abs and small of your back. Breathing with your diaphragm.

    And you should lay off the dried fruit. Only ever use it as an ingredient in food, not as a snack.
  • Lincsbear

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    Jul 15, 2011 10:27 AM GMT
    Generally,no.Fresh,dried,canned,etc. fruit is very good for you.I`ve eaten plenty and lost nearly thirty pounds in the last few years.Stay away from saturated animal fats,processed food,alcohol,they`re much worse!
    What`s your exercise programme?As Josh said do cardio(running,walking,cycling,swimming,rowing) to help burn off the calories and raise metabloic rate.Weight train to build up muscle as well.These will help keep the fat off your stomach.
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    Jul 15, 2011 1:14 PM GMT
    it´s ok to eat fruit, but not huge amounts of it. 10 servings a day is a lot.

    It´s still sugar. Much better than many other kinds, but it´s still sugar.
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    Jul 15, 2011 9:15 PM GMT
    Basically eat fruit the same way you would candy. Have a little bit sometimes. Don´t treat it like water or protein and think you need to have it all the time. You really don´t.
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    Jul 16, 2011 12:53 AM GMT
    Avoiding fruit because it contains fructose is ridiculous. Fruit is the perfect food for humans. At some point you have to use a little common sense and forget what the "studies" say.
  • LJay

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    Jul 16, 2011 2:16 AM GMT
    Fruit is fine, but stay to whole fruits and go for the bluberries, watermelon, canteloupe, strawberries.

    Fiber is good.

    Whole fruite has fiber which helps to facilitate the travel of the food through your system.

    Juices are too much concentrated sugar. Stick to the whole stuff.

    Veggies tend to have fiber and many are fairly low in sugars.

    Fruit, veggies yes. Fat, starch no.

    Exercise, moderation and the fat will fall.

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    Jul 16, 2011 2:27 AM GMT
    Learn about fiber . it will help understand also.
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    Jul 16, 2011 3:18 AM GMT
    eat as much fresh fruit as you want within reason, if you arent reaching your goals than its something else beside your fruit consumption
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    Jul 16, 2011 4:09 AM GMT
    Don't know if I'm adding anything new here because I didn't read all the responses but if you're substituting fruit for a less healthy alternative (i.e., filling up on fruit keeps you from filling up on processed foods) then it's good for weight loss. Though ten servings sounds like a lot.
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    Jul 16, 2011 5:39 AM GMT
    I've heard people say to avoid fruits for a while to break your body's addiction to sugar.
    Really, if you're eating healthful food, then it's ok to include some fresh fruit. You may want to avoid the ones with a high glycemic index, like watermelon.
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    Jul 16, 2011 5:51 AM GMT
    Ten servings of fruit a day sounds like a lot, but it depends on what else you are eating. At least you are also getting good fiber, antioxidants, etc. along with the fiber.

    Your body decides where to put fat and where you lose it. Typically, for guys, we store fat around our bellies, and that's the last place we lose it. It sucks, but that's life.

    I run with a heart rate monitor, and I've found that running it the right zones is more effective for burning fat. I can try to explain it in more detail if you like, but I'm not an expert on the subject.
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    Aug 12, 2011 4:36 AM GMT
    Fruit is especially tasty when served in bacon cups.

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    Aug 12, 2011 4:43 AM GMT
    Ermine saidI've heard people say to avoid fruits for a while to break your body's addiction to sugar.
    I've never heard that before, but I did stop ALL sugar intake for a couple weeks when adjusting to a low-sugar diet. Now bananas are about the sweetest thing I eat, and it's a huge sugar rush.