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How much fruit juice is acceptable per day?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 17, 2012 at 8:12 AM

I've done paleo for over a month, and am not finding it difficult as I have lots more energy and no hunger (yay)

At the moment I eat meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts and veg.

I miss a small glass of fruit juice at breakfast, if I add this in, (approx 50ml) what effect on fatburning/weight gain could this have?

Lost 15lb now and don't want to ruin things so very reluctant to change anything.

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on July 17, 2012
at 05:05 PM

You may be letting your appetites rule your thinking. I love fruit juice. Unfortunately, no paleo person had access to a juicer or to such big fat, fructose filled fruit. Fructose is metabolized in the liver into fat, and unless you are exercising when that fat hits your blood stream, you are going to pack it on as fat.

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on July 17, 2012
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Most people can get away with 1 or two servings a day of a low sugar fruit like berries with no problem. Later in the day better, with other food, only 1 serving per meal. YMMV Some people can't eat any or prefer not to. If you don't really desire it skip it. If you crave it so that any would make you want more, skip it.

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I am overweight, have about 1 - 1.5 stone to go when would be the best time to eat fruit? Or in all honesty, if I'm trying to lose body fat, is it going to be counterproductive whenever I eat it? Thanks

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on July 17, 2012
at 09:02 AM

what kind of juice are you missing? really the whole actual fruit is the only acceptible option if progress is being sought after. Breakfast is the worst time to eat it though... imo.

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on July 17, 2012
at 11:33 AM

Fruit juice = Sugar, less the dietary fiber Whole Fruit = Sugar, with dietary fiber

big difference is all in the net carb breakdown

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on July 17, 2012
at 09:04 AM

As long as you're squeezing it yourself and it's not store bought swill I wouldn't think it'd kill you a couple times a week. But you will lose all that good fiber and stuff in the fruits themselves. Why not try a fruit smoothie type thing instead of a juice?

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on July 17, 2012
at 01:05 PM

50ml of juice is a tiny, tiny portion, and as such it might not have much effect unless you are insulin resistant (if you're overweight you probably are).

The real problem occurs when the tiny, not very satisfying glass of juice makes you crave more, both because it's so small and because the quick dose of sugar makes most people crave more. The whole fruit is more satisfying and you are unlikely to eat the amount of sugars as when you drink sugars.

If you are insulin resistant I wouldn't eat fruit at breakfast anyway unless it was a small portion berries, since most fruits will get you started on the blood glucose roller coaster. Bad way to start the day.

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on July 17, 2012
at 04:38 PM

Most people can get away with 1 or two servings a day of a low sugar fruit like berries with no problem. Later in the day better, with other food, only 1 serving per meal. YMMV Some people can't eat any or prefer not to. If you don't really desire it skip it. If you crave it so that any would make you want more, skip it.

39d290f0fc2ca0d12006a9147b3584aa

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on July 17, 2012
at 01:49 PM

I am overweight, have about 1 - 1.5 stone to go when would be the best time to eat fruit? Or in all honesty, if I'm trying to lose body fat, is it going to be counterproductive whenever I eat it? Thanks

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on July 17, 2012
at 11:07 AM

make a fruit salad and blend it up, then you could make a mixed fruit juice which could last maybe a week in the fridge to sip on :)

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