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Avoid Fruits and Nuts?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 11, 2013 at 1:48 AM

Is it really necessary to avoid fruits n nuts in order to lose fat/weight ?? Those nuts being unsalted, unroasted (raw essentially).

If so, I'd be limited to non starch veggies, meats, eggs, fishes, and healthy fat, like olive oil, animal fat, etc.... Is that okay or will I not be eating enough calories ?

I also run between 45-70 minutes, 5 days p week with 1 day cross training. I'm gonna restart my abs, toning, and lifting as well. I've been logging in more sleeping hrs too :) and hydrating a LOT more than recently!

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on March 13, 2013
at 09:25 PM

Agree totally with blueballoon. I'm not comfortable giving weight loss advice to teens who are not overweight/obese.

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on March 11, 2013
at 03:13 PM

yeah, i would go ahead and disregard that. it's sad that lustig's anti-fructose crusade has indicted fruit. the rate of de novo lipogenesis in humans (creating fat from carbs) is really small. the idea of getting fatty liver disease from fruit is kind of a joke to me. and the idea that apples are preventing you from losing weight, or making you fat is crazy talk.

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on March 11, 2013
at 10:57 AM

Yes, THANK YOU. I'm a little concerned about the rather unthinking advice given to admitted teenage girls who are at a normal weight. This post is part of a long string I've noticed. To the OP, please take care of yourself. Eating carbs will help your running more than restricting calories to get down to an imaginary "optimal" weight.

E36cb992cf0a5eba8b97a359c15f38b3

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on March 11, 2013
at 10:53 AM

Just because you've been lower doesn't mean it's healthy for you now. I ran 70 miles a week when I was 20. I am 5'4, and weighed 110 at my first marathon. (I was 140 when I swam distance, about a year prior to that marathon.) I didn't menstruate, and I ended up with an injury that kept me out of running for years. It wasn't sustainable. Running your best might at 105 might work when you're 15, but your body changes (it's supposed to!) when you're a teenager. Please eat enough to fuel your running. Starving yourself down to 110 won't help you in the long run.

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on March 11, 2013
at 04:17 AM

It is not necessary, though it will probably accelerate weight loss. I eat lots of fruit (berries mostly) and every couple of days I'll eat nuts. I get moderate exercise: just walking, nothing strenuous. I can feel I've lost a bit of weight, through no conscious effort on my part, putting me on the *too* skinny side. Fruit is good for you - lots of vitamins and minerals - eat it :)

43f4b05676fbb44af371a874a6106aea

on March 11, 2013
at 03:41 AM

I heard fruits were not good because if you have several servings per day, the amount of fructose (?) or something can't break down and is stored...something about the high sugar contents, dispite their nutrients

43f4b05676fbb44af371a874a6106aea

on March 11, 2013
at 03:40 AM

what other types of natural occurring fat are there?

43f4b05676fbb44af371a874a6106aea

on March 11, 2013
at 03:40 AM

I've been lower, around 105 range or so, and I was running my best. Ate very Paleo-esque and basic, except I had brown rice during dinner and probably 1.5 cups oatmeal at breakfast

E36cb992cf0a5eba8b97a359c15f38b3

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on March 11, 2013
at 02:39 AM

If you're a teenager and a girl, and at a normal weight now, please don't try to lose. You're still growing, and you're an athlete! You need food. Please don't get me wrong--I understand your self-consciousness. But I worry when I see teenage girls struggling to get down to a possibly-unrealistic weight. (I struggled with an eating disorder for almost a decade, and still have troubles now and again.)

43f4b05676fbb44af371a874a6106aea

on March 11, 2013
at 01:59 AM

I'd like to eventually get to around 110-112 range

43f4b05676fbb44af371a874a6106aea

on March 11, 2013
at 01:59 AM

I'm a teen girl- 5'5 and around 136 pounds. I've been a lot less before, about 1.5 yrs ago

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on March 11, 2013
at 02:52 AM

You're exactly the type of person who should not be limiting carbohydrates at all. Eat the fruits, tubers and rice. At your age, just avoiding liquid calories, candy, chips etc. will be enough for your weight to normalize as you grow. Trying to actively lose fat through caloric restriction will be harmful nutritionally and will predispose you for eating disorders.

E36cb992cf0a5eba8b97a359c15f38b3

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on March 11, 2013
at 10:57 AM

Yes, THANK YOU. I'm a little concerned about the rather unthinking advice given to admitted teenage girls who are at a normal weight. This post is part of a long string I've noticed. To the OP, please take care of yourself. Eating carbs will help your running more than restricting calories to get down to an imaginary "optimal" weight.

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on March 11, 2013
at 10:42 AM

As others have said, fruit and nuts are fine in moderation with such an active lifestyle.

There's no toning, there is only lifting. Lift like a man for actual progress. As a woman you don't have the testosterone needed to make you look like Arnie, and even if it did, it wouldn't happen overnight.

Direct ab work is probably not what you want, as it will make your mid-section thicker.

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on March 11, 2013
at 01:55 AM

If you're exercising as you do, then you need to recover. So go for some starchy vegetables or fruits after exercise. Don't go cold-turkey on a low carb diet as the one you suggest, with exercise, without having being fat-adapted first (and it can take many months before you are truly fat-adapted). So don't cut these out completely, simply use them strategically.

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on March 11, 2013
at 02:46 AM

how did fruit and nuts get lumped together in the "things to cut for weight loss" category? i get nuts - high calorie, and to me, not especially filling in small quantities. fruit is just about the opposite.

Ee6932fe54ad68039a8d5f7a8caa0468

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on March 11, 2013
at 03:13 PM

yeah, i would go ahead and disregard that. it's sad that lustig's anti-fructose crusade has indicted fruit. the rate of de novo lipogenesis in humans (creating fat from carbs) is really small. the idea of getting fatty liver disease from fruit is kind of a joke to me. and the idea that apples are preventing you from losing weight, or making you fat is crazy talk.

43f4b05676fbb44af371a874a6106aea

on March 11, 2013
at 03:41 AM

I heard fruits were not good because if you have several servings per day, the amount of fructose (?) or something can't break down and is stored...something about the high sugar contents, dispite their nutrients

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on March 11, 2013
at 02:16 AM

The 20 lbs you want to lose will be more easily shed by eliminating nuts. Stick to the naturally occurring fat.

43f4b05676fbb44af371a874a6106aea

on March 11, 2013
at 03:40 AM

what other types of natural occurring fat are there?

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on March 11, 2013
at 01:56 AM

I think it really depends on what background you're coming from. If you are obese and looking to lose 100 pounds coming from a junk food diet, I don't think you need to worry about fruit and nuts. But if you are a thin girl trying to lose the last 10 pounds and are already eating a clean diet, cutting out fruit and nuts maybe the tiny factor that makes the last bit of difference.

43f4b05676fbb44af371a874a6106aea

on March 11, 2013
at 01:59 AM

I'd like to eventually get to around 110-112 range

E36cb992cf0a5eba8b97a359c15f38b3

(4347)

on March 11, 2013
at 02:39 AM

If you're a teenager and a girl, and at a normal weight now, please don't try to lose. You're still growing, and you're an athlete! You need food. Please don't get me wrong--I understand your self-consciousness. But I worry when I see teenage girls struggling to get down to a possibly-unrealistic weight. (I struggled with an eating disorder for almost a decade, and still have troubles now and again.)

E36cb992cf0a5eba8b97a359c15f38b3

(4347)

on March 11, 2013
at 10:53 AM

Just because you've been lower doesn't mean it's healthy for you now. I ran 70 miles a week when I was 20. I am 5'4, and weighed 110 at my first marathon. (I was 140 when I swam distance, about a year prior to that marathon.) I didn't menstruate, and I ended up with an injury that kept me out of running for years. It wasn't sustainable. Running your best might at 105 might work when you're 15, but your body changes (it's supposed to!) when you're a teenager. Please eat enough to fuel your running. Starving yourself down to 110 won't help you in the long run.

43f4b05676fbb44af371a874a6106aea

on March 11, 2013
at 01:59 AM

I'm a teen girl- 5'5 and around 136 pounds. I've been a lot less before, about 1.5 yrs ago

43f4b05676fbb44af371a874a6106aea

on March 11, 2013
at 03:40 AM

I've been lower, around 105 range or so, and I was running my best. Ate very Paleo-esque and basic, except I had brown rice during dinner and probably 1.5 cups oatmeal at breakfast

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on March 13, 2013
at 09:25 PM

Agree totally with blueballoon. I'm not comfortable giving weight loss advice to teens who are not overweight/obese.

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on March 11, 2013
at 01:53 AM

I don't have answer but I share this concern. I really love fruit and nuts and have cut out grains, dairy and legumes. I work out 5-6 times a week with 30-45 minutes of runnin and about 75 minutes of strength training.

I have been seein results but don't know if I am sabotaging myself by loving almond butter and apples, as well as bannanas...and berries... x_x

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