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Am I eating too little or too much for weight loss? And how much fruit should I eat?

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Answered on August 27, 2015
Created June 16, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Hey guys I'm a sixteen year old girl who got into paleo for health reasons but recently I've also wanted to use it to get leaner. I'm 5ft 8 but haven't weighed myself in ages and my scale isn't working (sorry if this isn't helpful!). For breakfast I would typically eat 3 eggs cooked in olive oil and scrambled in with a bowl of veggies (sometimes I add 1 avacado on the side) and I always skip lunch because I never really get hungry at lunchtime. Then for dinner I would usually have half or less of my plate with a protein source depending on the meat (I usually eat a whole fish as opposed to one chicken leg with skin on) and the rest of my plate would be spinach salad, avacado and some stir fry concoction of aubergines and courgette. Then I won't eat anyting after that. Sometimes I get really hungry at night but I'm kinda worried about eating too many calories because I eat a lot of fat. At the moment, I've totally cut fruit out because no 1) i almost always overeat them and no 2) the carbs may prevent me from losing weight but I dunno. However, I ABSOLUTELY love fruit and I've been so desperate to eat these two lush ripe mangoes which have been sitting in my fruit bowl for days. I've literally been staring at them like they're chocolate cake or pizza or something. That's how bad I want to sink my teeth into them! Should I wait it out for a couple of weeks before hitting the fruit or should I answers my cravings? It doesn't make sense IMO to cut out high sugar fruits because both my parents came from fruit-rich, hot climates but I really wanna lose this darn weight! BTW, am I eating too much or too little? Any constructive criticism will be highly valued thx :)

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0 · August 27, 2015 at 1:15 AM

maybe your not losing weight because your not excersing along with it. If you wanna lose weight workout 5 days a week. Go on a run, go on a walk, get a gym membership, lift weights, do yoga. Theres so many ways to get active that way you can eat those fruits you so desperately crave! I am 17 and dont eat as much as you do but im with you where I dont know either whether im eating to much or too little.. drink alot of lemon water when you wake up in the mornings before you eat anything, that can help speed up your metabolism. 

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43 · July 26, 2015 at 11:21 AM

Keep avoiding fruit (imo). Fructose, found in fruit is processed odd by the body. It automatically stores it as fat, it doesn't try to be used as energy first. (something about how the body breaks it down. 

If you are not hungry, you don't have to eat. But I do recommend that at lunch you have something of high nutrition. Like a protien shake or nutrition bar. This just helps to make sure your weight loss isn't due to losing bone or muscle, but rather body fat. 

I prefer Vega, it's expensive but nutritionally one scoop is half your daily nutrients. It's also low calorie, low carb and tastes very green. It will definitely help provide what you need to continue to lose weight. 

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1005 · June 16, 2014 at 6:42 PM

If you're losing weight, then you're eating less food than your body needs to maintain its weight. If you're not losing weight, then you are eating an adequate amount of calories. (Buy a damn scale? haha.) You should probably eat more fruit than none and eat a meal if you're hungry.

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