Fruit is not good for weight loss.
Is fruit healthy? yes I’m not going to talk about the health benefits of fruit. If you want to find out the health benefits of fruit, you can google that. I’m going to write about how fruit and weight loss relate to one another.
If you’re trying to lose weight, eliminate fruit from your diet, especially the tropical fruits that are loaded with sugar. Don’t eat fruit if you’re trying to lose weight. This article on why fruit is bad for you is a great resource if you want an more in-depth information, but I wanted to give you my experience on the practical applications about fruit and weight loss.
Here’s the deal, if you’re stuck with a choice between a banana over a McDonald’s cheeseburger, the choice is obvious. When we talk about eating the most optimal foods for weight loss, fruit is a better choice than most, but fruit is best eliminated when possible.
For many of the clients I’ve worked with to help to lose weight, I recommend fruit as a cheat food or a very infrequent food. I’ve found that when people get to the point of being laser focused on track with their diet – they are not eating fruit. They notice that their love handles shrink and they figure out they can survive without it.
If you’re on track and focused on your plan, use fruit as a dessert. Make an apple or banana a treat. Blueberries and raspberries are best because they have less sugar than other fruit options.
If you’re just starting out struggling to commit to cutting out the junk food, then eat fruit to lose weight. I understand that sometimes we have to take baby steps. If you’ve been following my blog or reading any of my articles, I’m really about customization and reference point.
When you’re just getting started, a lot of the advice stays the same for most people trying to get in shape. As you get more fit and advanced, guidelines become more strict and specific. If you’re really out of shape, following strict guidelines will cause body fat to melt off your body. This is how you get quick weight loss.
Being out of shape and overweight combined with a super strict guidelines for nutrition is the formula to quick weight loss.
What about Fructose?
Fruit does have fructose. Depending on the fruit it will probably have a mixture of fructose and sucrose. Lately there’s been cause for concern for fructose being bad for your health This isn’t the case for fruit because the amount of fructose in fruit is relatively insignificant when you compare it to many of the processed foods rich in fructose. If you do a little digging, you’ll be surprise where you get a lot of your fructose from.