Too Much Fruit?

  • Aus92

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    Apr 28, 2010 8:47 AM GMT
    When wanting to lose weight is it bad to have too much fruit?

    Each morning for breakfast I blend together a banana, 5 strawberries, a kiwi fruit, 1 pineapple ring and 3 tablespoons of watermelon.

    Is this too much?

    I know that fruits are high in sugar...

    Im just eh on the whole thing :
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    Apr 28, 2010 3:02 PM GMT
    It depends on the type of diet you are using to lose weight. If you are following a low carb diet, the amount of fruit could be problematic. The low carb diets Adkins and South Beach do not allow fruit in the first phase.
    Fruits are loaded with antioxidants and phytonurtients and should be a part of a healthy diet. When I go on a low carb diet, I continue fruit, but cut back on the quantity. If you want to calculate the amount of calories in your breakfast, here is a link that gives the caloric contents of various fruit.

    http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/whattoeat/a/whatfruit.htm

    I'm going to sign off before I get flamed. Guys on RJ get very prickly when discussing nutrition.icon_smile.gif
  • Celticmusl

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    Apr 28, 2010 3:57 PM GMT
    I eat fresh organic fruit whenever I can. I don't actually get an opportunity that often since I don't really have a kitchen of my own right now.

    I think fruit is absolutely awesome for weight loss. There are tons of micro nutrients and anti-oxidants in fruit we are now just barely aware of.
  • PatrickD81

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    Apr 28, 2010 4:37 PM GMT
    I seriously need to start eating more fruits. I've got access to a blender, and my family tends to buy a lot of fruits, but I never eat them. Blending them might make it more palatable for me. And get me nutrients I need!
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    Apr 28, 2010 4:41 PM GMT
    As others mentioned, depends on your diet and what kind of fruit you are eating.

    For example, bananas and pineapples are high in sugar (carbs) so that wouldn't work well with a low-carb diet, etc.

    In my opinion, you should have whatever you want as long as you have it in moderation.

    PS Apples and Oranges are really good though!
  • rnch

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    Apr 28, 2010 4:42 PM GMT
    ...and i thought this was a man-whore dating thread.... icon_lol.gif
  • JayDT

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    Apr 28, 2010 6:00 PM GMT
    Actually eating too much fruit can give you the runs, which might help in the weight loss goal. Banana's don't count though. They are strangely an whole food group, they are one of the only foods on the planet that contain everything from fat and protein to carbs and fiber.
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    Apr 28, 2010 8:57 PM GMT
    All that info is meaningless without other data:

    what is your goal
    where are you at now
    what else do you eat
    what is your activity level like
    what kind of exercise do you take

    A bunch of fruit in the morning is one thing.
    A bunch of fruit in the morning followed by nonstop bacon is another.
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    Apr 28, 2010 10:53 PM GMT
    rnch said...and i thought this was a man-whore dating thread.... icon_lol.gif
    Nothing wrong with eating a bunch of fruits. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 28, 2010 10:58 PM GMT
    Sexylurv saidWhen wanting to lose weight is it bad to have too much fruit?

    Each morning for breakfast I blend together a banana, 5 strawberries, a kiwi fruit, 1 pineapple ring and 3 tablespoons of watermelon.

    Is this too much?

    I know that fruits are high in sugar...

    Im just eh on the whole thing :


    If you want to lose weight, I wonder if you are getting enough protein. Is this ALL you have for breakfast? If so, I'm not an expert, but I'm concerned that you are overloading on carbs (sugars) and not consuming enough protein to keep or build muscle.

    And to answer your question, if you want to lose weight, then yes, you CAN eat too much fruit. I'd recommend limiting fruit to 2 or 3 servings a day and increasing the amount or non-starchy vegetables you consume while making sure to eat at leat 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight.
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    Apr 28, 2010 11:07 PM GMT
    Eat all the fruit you're going to eat for the day before noon (or before around the first 4 to 6 hours of your waking day). No caffeine after 2 pm. Moisturize.
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    Apr 29, 2010 1:29 AM GMT
    its not the fruit that is keeping you from losing weight. Do not worry about the fruit
  • Aus92

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    Apr 29, 2010 3:31 AM GMT
    rnch said...and i thought this was a man-whore dating thread.... icon_lol.gif



    haha! what a day brightener icon_razz.gif
  • Aus92

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    Apr 29, 2010 3:35 AM GMT
    what is your goal - 75 - 80kgs
    where are you at now - 85kgs
    what else do you eat - lunch: ham, lettuce, cheese, mayo sandwich on wholemeal. dinner: 1 average sized chicken breast with any marinade and veggies, every now and then have a 150ml tub of greek yoghurt for a snack
    what is your activity level like - nightly powerwalks/jogs/sprints, at work at pack fridges so theres alot of arm work and crouching up and down alot. (cant wait to leave that place and start uni! :@)

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    May 02, 2010 12:01 AM GMT
    No need to over-complicate. I think it's pretty reasonable to eat all the fresh fruits and vegetables you want. I do tend to avoid drinking a lot of fruit juice. Juice gives you all the sugar without any fiber or other goodies. Guzzling a quart of O.J. may seem like a good choice, but sugar is sugar; naturally derived or not.
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    May 02, 2010 8:55 AM GMT
    The best diet ever is to have something really traumatic happen to you (relationship break-up, loss of job or worse). The more worry it causes you the better. You'll be too stressed to eat and your body will be burning shed loads of calories with all that adrenaline flooding your system. You'll look great (but a bit bonkers) for a short while.

    But then you might need antidepressants or something which will make you get fat again, probably fatter than you were before.

    I'd stick to the fruit. Or maybe drugs.
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    May 02, 2010 9:31 AM GMT
    .... how do you get 3 tables spoons of watermelon
  • Aus92

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    May 03, 2010 1:53 PM GMT
    Use a spoon to scoop it out? lol
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    May 03, 2010 2:39 PM GMT
    I eat fruit on Saturdays. I also have bizarre overly structured diet. I'm also under 8% body fat. People just blast me when I try to explain how I eat so I don't even bother anymore.

    Also ROFL at non-stop bacon. That should be my awesome new tag line.