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Am I eating too many oranges?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 03, 2012 at 10:42 PM

I was not a breakfast eater in my past life but now on Paleo I am actually enjoying it in the mornings. Since starting to eat breakfast I find I am not really hungry at lunch but feel that I should eat something so that I am not starving at dinner. So I have now rediscovered how fabulous oranges are and eat at least two or three a day. I am just concerned that this may too many as a lot of people are saying that I should avoid all fruit if I am aiming to lose weight on Paleo. Please let me know if I should leave those big fat juicy oranges in the fruit bowl?

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on November 12, 2012
at 12:31 AM

Intrinsic sugar is sugar that naturally occurs in food like oranges, apples ect. Extrinsic sugar is sugar that is added to foods like sugar found in cake for example.

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on October 04, 2012
at 01:56 PM

well either F way, if his goal is weight loss, he should limit his sugar

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on October 04, 2012
at 01:29 PM

No, the op mentioned he likes eating oranges. No where does it say in the morning. In fact I got the impression he likes to eat them later in the day to tide him over until dinner.

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on October 04, 2012
at 01:15 PM

the op sure mentioned that she likes em' oranges in the morning? and oranges are sugary

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on October 04, 2012
at 12:55 PM

At no point does the OP mention a sugary breakfast.

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on October 03, 2012
at 11:07 PM

What does "intrinsic sugar which means a natural sugar" even mean?

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on October 04, 2012
at 01:17 PM

Not exactly your question, but if you are trying to lose weight, I wouldn't eat when not hungry. If you're not hungry at lunch time, then don't eat. Wait until you're hungry and then eat. I think the ingrained belief that we have to eat at specific times can lead to taking in excess calories. Let your body tell you when to eat, not the clock.

If you aren't metabolically deranged and you are eating real food (including oranges) then your body should hopefully be able to self regulate down to a healthy weight through appetite, metabolism, etc.

By the way, have you ever tried peeling and eating a grapefruit, as if it were an orange? It's my preferred method of eating grapefruit. The more of the white stuff you peel off, the less bitter it is. Maybe you'd feel better psychologically eating 1 grapefruit instead of 2-3 oranges?

Good luck!

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on October 04, 2012
at 01:03 PM

If you find that you aren't losing weight or your weight loss stalls, definitely cut back on the oranges to see if they are causing the problem. A 140g orange has approximately 18g of carbs, with 12g of those being sugar.

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on October 03, 2012
at 11:35 PM

i don't limit fruit at all. i love it way too much! i actually crave it more now since starting paleo. i'm trying to gain 25 lbs though. i drink orange juice or grapefruit juice every morning.

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on October 03, 2012
at 10:51 PM

2-3 oranges a day should be ok. You will lose weight anyway starting a paleo lifestyle. I eat as much fruit as I like on it and I didnt feel like it slowed down my weight loss. Dont forget that our bodies need the vitamins from fruit. Its intrinsic sugar which means a natural sugar therefore it shouldnt be too much of an overload on the body to make it store as fat. Eating that many oranges a day may damage the enamel on your teeth though after a long period of time if that's useful information for you :)

Da3d4a6835c0f5256b2ef829b3ba3393

on October 03, 2012
at 11:07 PM

What does "intrinsic sugar which means a natural sugar" even mean?

4e620c421082ff577cad45e1f3f0b319

(28)

on November 12, 2012
at 12:31 AM

Intrinsic sugar is sugar that naturally occurs in food like oranges, apples ect. Extrinsic sugar is sugar that is added to foods like sugar found in cake for example.

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2e1591c76896828077b930de5107f1af

on October 03, 2012
at 11:32 PM

go for alot of fat in your breakfast, you will loose fat alot faster than you would with a sugary breakfast

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on October 04, 2012
at 12:55 PM

At no point does the OP mention a sugary breakfast.

Baa413654789b57f3579474ca7fa43d7

(2349)

on October 04, 2012
at 01:29 PM

No, the op mentioned he likes eating oranges. No where does it say in the morning. In fact I got the impression he likes to eat them later in the day to tide him over until dinner.

2e1591c76896828077b930de5107f1af

on October 04, 2012
at 01:56 PM

well either F way, if his goal is weight loss, he should limit his sugar

2e1591c76896828077b930de5107f1af

on October 04, 2012
at 01:15 PM

the op sure mentioned that she likes em' oranges in the morning? and oranges are sugary

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