fruit, eat or no? how much?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 20, 2012 at 11:40 PM

so i have an issue with fruit and paleo treats. i have a hard time with eating when im bored and i general eat fruit. so what i was wondering was how much fruit is bad? i know some paleo stuff i've read suggests 2 servings. But like i've seen other peoples meal plans and they have tons of fruit. so im not sure how much fruit is to much?



on December 30, 2012
at 02:24 AM

I appreciated everyone's opinions and thoughts about eating fruit. I try to only eat it now as a treat and I only eat after or before working out.



on November 21, 2012
at 09:53 AM

Search function is your friend.

  • 61b5a48b4609fc0aeedd36b30a67cfa3

    asked by

  • Views
  • Last Activity
    1461D AGO
Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

9 Answers

best answer



on November 21, 2012
at 12:07 AM

I think it totally depends on the individual. Some are eating very low carb for ketosis, some are eating more carbs, some only eat berries, some eat bananas and apples and pears etc., some only eat seasonal fruit.. on and on and on :)

It would depend on your goals, your activity, your preference, how you feel when you eat it, I don't know, a ton of stuff.

There is really no set of rules persay (ie. only 2 pieces of fruit per day), it's more a framework that you can adjust to suit.

I personally am not eating fruit right now, because I'm eating very low carb for ketosis, well I am eating non-sweet fruit (cucumber) but nothing else.

Medium avatar


on November 21, 2012
at 03:03 AM

I would stick with berries, 2-3 handfuls per day. They are lower in carbs and very nutrient dense.



on November 21, 2012
at 12:19 AM

How much exercise do you do? If i do a heavy workout I'll eat 1-2 bananas afterwords and see great results in general body re-composition. If I'm not working out I avoid fruit, and don't seem to have any detrimental affects, so I guess my answer is that I'd keep fruit consumption in line with exercise.



on November 22, 2012
at 04:47 PM

Who are you and what are your goals?

Are you overweight, insulin resistant, and trying to lose weight? Fruit probably should be limited to a treat.

Are you active, not trying to lose weight, and can handle fructose well? Probably don't even have to think about it, just eat it when you want.

Personally, I'm active, not trying to lose weight, but fructose does put on the belly fat for me pretty quickly. I don't like fruit very much, and now I just don't feel guilty for not eating it like I used to when I thought it was "healthy".

If you are not a mindful eater (like it sounds in your question), then I think you probably shouldn't be eating a ton of anything, fruit, nuts, etc. You need to fix that part first before you try to look for things you can eat when you're "bored".


on November 21, 2012
at 10:18 PM

Yes, but I consume very little, Marc's article says it better than me for which to have and how much.




on November 21, 2012
at 01:47 PM

as long as you feel fine, eat as much as you want.


on November 21, 2012
at 01:35 PM

"Take you daily servings of fruit" is not written on the stone!
But if you are fine, eat something in season, between meals to snack or waiting your meal. Fruit helps you to not crave other sweets, because while it fills your liver, it doesn't send a signal of fullness, fructose doesn't work with leptin, but it can be fine with your latent hidden and deep will of others foods.
Don't overeat greens or veggies because they can blow your stomach and it's not fine.
For me...for sure!


on November 21, 2012
at 09:18 AM

Pretty much every fruitarian I have seen has been slim, some of them even underweight.

Eat all the fruit you care for, it's natures perfect food.



on November 21, 2012
at 04:39 AM

Fruit can be detrimental if you are (1) trying to lose weight (too many carbs) or (2) have digestive issues such as bloating (fruit feeding bad bacteria). If you don't have either of these, eat away. If you do, you can cut down to zero fruit for a week, and then add back in to see what your best level is. I personally do better with 1 serving of fruit a day. For the reasons above. But also because if I limit fruit, then it forces me to eat vegetables! Without a limit, I would pick the fruit every time.

Answer Question

Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!