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NO FRUITS/NUTS - for weightloss

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Created February 24, 2013 at 7:42 AM

what kind of results should one expect?

is this doable?

FOR WEIGHT LOSS. (edit)

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on February 26, 2013
at 01:17 PM

You specifically mention weight loss - I think it's hard to say. Plenty of people lose weight eating tons of fruit and nuts. Plenty of people still can't lose below a set point even with eliminating them. But it's worth a try to see how your body responds.

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on February 26, 2013
at 03:10 AM

Everybody reacts to a specific diet differently. Only you can tell yourself if it's doable and effective for weight loss.

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on February 26, 2013
at 03:09 AM

Yup. weight loss.

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on February 24, 2013
at 05:42 PM

I wouldn't call it strict paleo. More like restricted paleo.

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on February 24, 2013
at 05:39 PM

what kind of magical results are you looking for? probably weight loss

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on February 24, 2013
at 05:36 PM

Don't read between the two lines! It does seem pretty obvious though...

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on February 24, 2013
at 04:08 PM

OP didn't mention starches and has ketosis as a keyword.

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on February 24, 2013
at 03:53 PM

@thhq, not if you're eating an abundance of safe starches that aren't fruit. Like I do.

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on February 24, 2013
at 03:50 PM

I expect that that diet would make it easy to be in ketosis. Is that what you want?

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on February 24, 2013
at 03:43 PM

I strongly dissagree that there "isn't any point." Lots of people go Paleo for digestive reasons, and both nuts and high-fructose fruit can be hard to digest and bloating. I eat a nut and fruit-free diet, except berries.

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on February 24, 2013
at 01:35 PM

Is it doable to not eat nuts and fruit? How would it not be doable?

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on February 24, 2013
at 07:48 AM

If you are after weight loss then cutting out fruits and nuts is ideal (most fruits are high in sugar and easy to over eat, nuts are calorie dense and are also easy to over eat). Other than that there isn't any point in cutting out fruits and nuts as they can be a great part of being paleo.

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on February 24, 2013
at 03:43 PM

I strongly dissagree that there "isn't any point." Lots of people go Paleo for digestive reasons, and both nuts and high-fructose fruit can be hard to digest and bloating. I eat a nut and fruit-free diet, except berries.

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on February 24, 2013
at 01:45 PM

Yes, but it is difficult. Those are about your only 2 "convenience" foods on paleo! Fruit is an easy way to get your carbs up. Without it, you will have to eat (and prep) a LOT of non starchy veggies, and definitely some starchy veg (sweet potatoes, maybe rice for variety).

Without nuts, you will really have to make the mental leap to get more fat in other places. (This can be hard for some people who are still worried about fat). Cook veggies in coconut oil and bacon grease. Eat fattier cuts of meat. If you find yourself craving nuts, nut butter, and/or ice cream, that's a good sign that you need more fat!

I did a protocol where I eliminated fruits and nuts for about 2 weeks. After that, I added in 1 cup of blueberries a day. That's my happy place - just a little fruit, but a low sugar one. And I keep nuts in the car for emergencies, but they aren't part of my daily intake.

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on February 26, 2013
at 01:17 PM

You specifically mention weight loss - I think it's hard to say. Plenty of people lose weight eating tons of fruit and nuts. Plenty of people still can't lose below a set point even with eliminating them. But it's worth a try to see how your body responds.

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on February 24, 2013
at 09:03 AM

It's definitely doable. I've done it for a longer period. That's not because I recommend it for everyone but simply because I don't 'crave' them and prefer vegetables instead. On the other hand I eat a lot of raw dairy so it's not like I'm advocating a very 'strict' form of paleo.

Bottom line: do what you feel is best for you.

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on February 24, 2013
at 05:33 PM

Are you trying to lose weight? Oh, of course you are

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on February 24, 2013
at 05:36 PM

Don't read between the two lines! It does seem pretty obvious though...

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on February 26, 2013
at 03:09 AM

Yup. weight loss.

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on February 24, 2013
at 02:51 PM

Its not doable for me personally, I would feel to restricted and I believe nuts and fruit is healthy.

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on February 24, 2013
at 05:40 PM

For me fruits and nuts in general contains more sugar than I'm comfortable with, but I eat some fruits occasionally as candy. I think if you want to lose weight you should stay clear of both fruits and nuts, life is manageable without it!

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F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on February 24, 2013
at 03:44 PM

I don't eat nuts or high-fructose fruits since I find them bloating. I do eat berries.

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on February 25, 2013
at 05:50 AM

For weight loss, removing fruit (sugar) is good. And it's natural for most people, unless their heritage is from tropical regions.

Removing nuts from your diet is not necessary, although it does aid in snacking between meals and the fats in the nuts are high-calorie.

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on February 24, 2013
at 06:54 PM

It is very doable. But I get constipated and OD meat. You cannot OD vegetables though.

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on February 24, 2013
at 06:18 PM

Doable or not, ask yourself: why should I restrict fruits/nuts from my diet? Not all fruit is evil. Some have less fructose than others, and many are also quite nutritious. Nuts are also nutritious but one much refrain from overeating them. Now if you want to go VLC for some good reason, like to tackle some sort of digestive issue, then certainly eliminate fruits/nuts until your issue is resolved then slowly add them back.

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