I've read up on eliminating fruit for at least one week can help diminish body fat and weight... any ideas why that is? Is it really possible to get fat off of fruits?
asked byracheyroo27 (27)
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on March 01, 2013
at 05:38 AM
Depends on the type of fruit and how much you're eating, and also how sensitive you are to sugar. When I was losing weight, I hit a plateau because I was eating too many apples, over 4 a day. Once I became more strict and cut back, the weight started to come off. Things like strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries are so energy sparse they'll have little to no effect on weight. You'll want to limit things like pineapple, mangoes, melons, grapes, essentially the high sugar fruits. I consider fruit in general to be more of a "maintenance" food. Meaning it's better to regularly consume once you hit your desired weight. I'm not saying you can't lose weight while eating fruit though, just be mindful of higher sugar varieties.
Another thing to consider is how eating sugar effects appetite and cravings. If you're new to Paleo and struggle with carb cravings, cutting out fruit might be a good idea until your body adjusts.
on March 30, 2013
at 01:19 PM
I eliminated fruit entirely, initially for weight loss (which worked) but then confirmed once and for all that sugar is not my friend. As with all things dietary and metabolic, everyone's mileage varies.
on March 02, 2013
at 05:57 AM
I have had this same experience. I struggle to lose while eating fruit. From what I have read this is fairly common.
on March 01, 2013
at 10:13 PM
IF you're already Paleo and you eliminate fruit you're nearly in a state of ketosis. You might as well go the rest of the way.