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Should I be giving up fruit to lose weight and gain my dream body?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 06, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Hi,

I have just started the Paleo diet and am loving it :) I find it quite easy to follow and really yummy!

My only question is I'm a tad confused with people saying i should cut out fruit to lose weight? Isn't the point of paelo being about to eat as much fruit and vegies as you like?

So, I wish to become a healthy, fitter person and lose about 10kgs with a complete toned body.

Can someone please lead me in the right direction in RE: to what i should be focusing on to gain the body i desire :)

Thanks a bunch!

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on July 06, 2012
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My pleasure! Cheers.

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on July 06, 2012
at 02:59 PM

Hahaha! This is NOT 30 Bananas A Day either.

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Why thank you! So generous. Yeah, I really like the article.

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on July 06, 2012
at 02:22 AM

You can eat blue berries. Its the fructose that closes some fat burning doors in some people.

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on July 06, 2012
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Adam, that article: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/what-does-it-mean-to-be-fat-adapted/ was really the best article that I have seen on the subject. So I gave you a +1.

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on July 06, 2012
at 01:25 AM

Isn't the point of paelo being about to eat as much fruit and vegies as you like?

Nope. No it is not. That's the weight watchers core program you're thinking of.

First welcome to PH! It's great that you are happy and are loving paleo so far. It is pretty easy and definitely is yummy. This issue of fruit has been discussed extensively here and on most of the paleo-related message boards and blogs. Most people who are in search of fat loss either obtains or limit their fruit intake. That is a fact. If you want to understand why that is they you need to learn some more about this way of eating so you can understand. Start with a tag search here on fruit. Then spend some time over at Mark's Daily Apple. He's discussed it extensively.

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on July 06, 2012
at 02:59 PM

Hahaha! This is NOT 30 Bananas A Day either.

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on July 06, 2012
at 01:18 AM

http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2012/06/sugar-intake-and-body-fatness-in-non.html

It's going to depend and vary. Honestly, I can almost say enjoy some berries and you'll be fine. Everyone responds differently to sugar. If you have a lot of weight to lose, then you might have to be careful. It really boils down to experimenting with your body.

MDA just put up a great article about sugar/fat-burners (people type) http://www.marksdailyapple.com/what-does-it-mean-to-be-fat-adapted/

So long as you cut out processed foods, garbage dairy, beans/legumes, take it easy on nuts/seeds, and focus your eating around wholesome fats, proteins, and fibrous vegetables, you'll do very well. Some berries and/or an apple here and there probably isn't going to wreck your results.

Craig Ballantyne is a HUGE fruit enthusiast. He has MANY client testimonies of individuals losing weight while eating decent amounts of fruit. Again, THAT WORKED FOR THEM. You HAVE to find what works best for you.

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on July 06, 2012
at 09:26 PM

My pleasure! Cheers.

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(1439)

on July 06, 2012
at 01:31 AM

Adam, that article: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/what-does-it-mean-to-be-fat-adapted/ was really the best article that I have seen on the subject. So I gave you a +1.

C6e32ff9978fe287aa8c1c6be52d9524

(1548)

on July 06, 2012
at 02:44 PM

Why thank you! So generous. Yeah, I really like the article.

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on July 06, 2012
at 01:20 AM

Not all fruits are created equal. I found that eating high sugar fruits like pineapple and mango really stalled my weight loss, or even reversed it. Lower sugar fruits like pears and berries don't seem to have the same effect. I can eat as much green leafy vegetable as I want. Things like cauliflower and broccoli are also a-ok!

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on July 06, 2012
at 01:19 AM

i would say yes to minimal fruit

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on July 06, 2012
at 02:05 AM

What about blueberries? I'm addicted to them and eat them in the morning. I'm strict Paleo. Can I eat too many blueberries? Is there a sugar issue with them? I understand they are a superfood which I love them even more. Thanks in advance for the feedback!

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on July 06, 2012
at 02:22 AM

You can eat blue berries. Its the fructose that closes some fat burning doors in some people.

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on July 06, 2012
at 01:38 AM

Ashleigh, I agree with Shari Bambino. The paleo diet is really about matching your diet (and lifestyle) to your personal, individual genetic structure. First you start out by asking yourself, what did paleo folks eat. Paleo people did not have massive amounts of fruit, unless they were lucky enough to live in a tropical paradise. Then you ask yourself what did your personal ancestors eat. My ancestors all came from northern Europe and Portugal; I don't do well with a lot of carbs. Then you have to work out through trial and error what works for you.

Remember that big juicy apples are a product of the agricultural revolution. 10,000 is not long enough for people to genetically adapt to anything. Think crab apples.

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