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Is it bad to have bananas everyday if I want to tone up?

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Created May 14, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Hi guys, I want to know if it's bad to eat bananas if my main goal is to tone up, aside from performing well while exercising. Before I did cross fit i use to go to a gym and i had a trainer. I remember he told me to avoid eating bananas and grapes because they are very high in carbs and sugar. The problem is I loveeeeeee bananas and since doing cross fit I crave them so much specially since I have crazy sugar cravings. I feel like eating a banana kind of helps with these cravings. What do you think? Is it bad or good for fat loss and toning up?

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on May 15, 2013
at 05:19 PM

Thanks for your comment.I know I love bananas!!!! jajaja well, before I use to have a certain amount of carbs I would allow and i was below 100 grams a day, but I couldn't do it. I started binging because it wasn't enough. I do cross fit so the amount of energy that go into my workouts are crazy. Right now I am among for at least 135-150 grams of carbs a day, but I am not counting. I just decided that instead of going crazy with all the counting. I am just going to listen to my body. I do make a meal plan that I usually just use as an example of how I should eat. That's how I guide myself.

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on May 15, 2013
at 05:14 PM

ahhh okay lol. Yes that was exactly what I meant. I will look into that too. However, cross fit has become a passion for me so it is hard for me to leave it aside from getting lean I also have other goals like compete, etc...That's the only reason I love it so much,but who knows I love learning new things everyday so I will look into that too. Thank you

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on May 15, 2013
at 01:20 PM

Haha I know what you meant, just that the idea of "toning" isn't real. What you need to do is lose bodyfat and build muscle. Since you can't spot reduce fat, this whole notion of toning by doing 80 reps of bicep curls is nonsense. Honestly, if you goal is getting lean, I'd drop the crossfit and do something that's going to give you more return on your investment, like barbell training. Check out leangains.com and rippedbody.jp for some solid info.

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on May 15, 2013
at 02:09 AM

I also love bananas. When I'm down to my goal weight, I plan on having 1 whole. entire. banana. a day. Yum.

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on May 14, 2013
at 11:26 PM

Btw what do you mean toning up isn't a real thing? lol I meant getting ripped, cut if you know what I mean. Like 15% body fat where my muscles are visible.

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at 11:24 PM

I think your right. I try to stay away from sugar as much as I can, but when I do I end up cheating and eating even more than I would have. The thing is that I've done research and according to what I have found they say to avoid sugar, blah blah blah, but cross fit requires lots of energy thats why I was asking maybe for what I do is okay to have these things. Anyways thanks for your answer, I appreciate it!

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at 11:22 PM

Thank you I will try it and see how it goes!

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on May 14, 2013
at 11:14 PM

Try dropping them for two weeks and replacing it with equal calorie-amount fat (1 tbsp butter or oil should do it). Add them back in. See if it makes a difference. We can't really assess your body like that for you, though I can say I feel great when I drop my carbs... on the flip side, I definitely don't do crossfit.

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at 11:22 PM

Thank you I will try it and see how it goes!

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on May 14, 2013
at 11:16 PM

Since toning up isn't a real thing you should be fine. Seriously though if you're doing a lot of glycolytic activity like cross fit you're going to need them, which is incidentally the most likely source of your sugar cravings. Also this is an impossible question to answer in isolation, without knowing more about your programming, diet and goals.

Dffaa20dabab8febdd6eecb197278156

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on May 14, 2013
at 11:26 PM

Btw what do you mean toning up isn't a real thing? lol I meant getting ripped, cut if you know what I mean. Like 15% body fat where my muscles are visible.

5e5ff249c9161b8cd96d7eff6043bc3a

(4713)

on May 15, 2013
at 01:20 PM

Haha I know what you meant, just that the idea of "toning" isn't real. What you need to do is lose bodyfat and build muscle. Since you can't spot reduce fat, this whole notion of toning by doing 80 reps of bicep curls is nonsense. Honestly, if you goal is getting lean, I'd drop the crossfit and do something that's going to give you more return on your investment, like barbell training. Check out leangains.com and rippedbody.jp for some solid info.

Dffaa20dabab8febdd6eecb197278156

(10)

on May 14, 2013
at 11:24 PM

I think your right. I try to stay away from sugar as much as I can, but when I do I end up cheating and eating even more than I would have. The thing is that I've done research and according to what I have found they say to avoid sugar, blah blah blah, but cross fit requires lots of energy thats why I was asking maybe for what I do is okay to have these things. Anyways thanks for your answer, I appreciate it!

Dffaa20dabab8febdd6eecb197278156

(10)

on May 15, 2013
at 05:14 PM

ahhh okay lol. Yes that was exactly what I meant. I will look into that too. However, cross fit has become a passion for me so it is hard for me to leave it aside from getting lean I also have other goals like compete, etc...That's the only reason I love it so much,but who knows I love learning new things everyday so I will look into that too. Thank you

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on May 15, 2013
at 02:02 AM

i share your banana love, too. they are my favorite fruit. before paleo, i was an 80/10/10 fruitie and i'd throw back at least 20 bananas a day. starting paleo, i cut it down to 5-6 per day which was like nothing to me. now, i'm trying lower carb and am down to 2 a day. it is freaking torture and i hate it.

obviously, too many won't make you lean. i was very pudgy before paleo and have gotten leaner. i don't see it as a problem eating them every day if you don't go overboard with other fruits/veggies. do you have a carb amount you are aiming for? remember that 1 medium/large banana has about 30 grams of carbs. the only fruit higher is dates (my other favorite fruit!).

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on May 15, 2013
at 02:09 AM

I also love bananas. When I'm down to my goal weight, I plan on having 1 whole. entire. banana. a day. Yum.

Dffaa20dabab8febdd6eecb197278156

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on May 15, 2013
at 05:19 PM

Thanks for your comment.I know I love bananas!!!! jajaja well, before I use to have a certain amount of carbs I would allow and i was below 100 grams a day, but I couldn't do it. I started binging because it wasn't enough. I do cross fit so the amount of energy that go into my workouts are crazy. Right now I am among for at least 135-150 grams of carbs a day, but I am not counting. I just decided that instead of going crazy with all the counting. I am just going to listen to my body. I do make a meal plan that I usually just use as an example of how I should eat. That's how I guide myself.

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