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fruit?? Who eats it?

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Created May 22, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Anyone here eating high fruit? Personally I have been 80/10/10, Low-carb heavy meat, and now currently eating tons of fruit, dark greens, pastured eggs and grass-fed beef. Who hear is eating alot of fruit? More carbs then typically recommended.

I love fruit and I think it's definitely a larger part of the human diet than most people put it out to be. No! Your not going to get fat from eating fruit. If you overeat you will, but if your eating organic fruit and keeping active I seriously doubt the carbs from fruit will make you fat.. Just wondering. Who hear is eating more carbs from fruit then usual and experiencing positive benefits.

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1804 · May 23, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Yes, Interesting. I had the opposite experience. Eliminated fruit/smoothies during a time of desired weight loss and saw results. Just goes to show that everyone should n=1 to see what works for them.

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1227 · May 23, 2012 at 1:10 PM

I used to eat up to 5 servings of fruit a day and wondered why I could not lose weight. As soon as I cut fruit waaaay down I started to lose weight. Now that I am at my goal I eat a couple of servings a day of whatever fruit I want. It is a fine treat now that I don't abuse.

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234 · May 23, 2012 at 3:03 AM

I really enjoy my fruit. Berries have been on sale at the grocery store and I cannot help but buy and eat a lot of them. I have also been losing weight. I tried VLC for 1 month and I do believe it helped me drop fat and my belly noticeably went down but I had no energy and was irritable the entire time, except for 1 random day when I felt great. My family even was worried about me when I would talk on the phone with them. I'm pretty active (waitress) so maybe I wasn't eating enough, idk, but I'm much happier at higher carb.

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1631 · May 23, 2012 at 1:25 AM

I agree. I'm definitely the most " ripped " the lower carb I go but I don't have as much energy and my performance suffers.

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1631 · May 23, 2012 at 1:24 AM

You'll find that in the summer you will be naturally inclined to more fruits. I definitely am. They are easy to digest and keep you cool and hydrated. Greasy bacon and burgers don't sound appetizing on a hot summer day. Watermelon and salads do.

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1631 · May 23, 2012 at 1:23 AM

The fructose in fruit is definitely different than the GMO High-fructose corn syrup found in soda's,packaged foods, etc etc cakes pastries. I don't think that fruit is a concern. Especially since it is absorbed slower due to the fiber.

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159 · May 23, 2012 at 1:00 AM

I can relate, so much! I have digestive issues too, and agree that we all have different biology.

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1436 · May 22, 2012 at 6:25 PM

that said, if my goal was weight loss or being as lean as possible, I'd go easy on the fruit.

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1436 · May 22, 2012 at 6:18 PM

True. Even anti-fructose crusader Dr. Lustig says you can pretty much eat all the fruit you want. Fruit is not the problem, soda is.

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6087 · May 22, 2012 at 5:54 PM

OP, I think you're too enthusiastic about that which you don't yet understand.

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1631 · May 22, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Haha I already know about the 30 bananas a day people. I do not eat 3000 calories worth of fruit a day. That's overboard. Still fruit makes up a large percentage of my daily cals. I'm talking alot of fruit but STILL eating high quality animal products.

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1631 · May 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM

That's what I do, add spinach. Your right. You can't even taste it! Even though it does turn out looking like green glop.

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3870 · May 22, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Those "intriguing fellows" eat a greater percentage of fruit than any free-living primate I can think of.

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867 · May 22, 2012 at 3:51 PM

I have added spinach so far (I've only been having the smoothies maybe a week or so now). It looks gross but you don't taste it :D

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1631 · May 22, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Interesting....

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1631 · May 22, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Same. I usually just add TONS of greens though. Alot. I love green smoothies.

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867 · May 22, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Very true! The only fat I have with my smoothies is coconut milk, or a small part of an avocado.

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1631 · May 22, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Just to clarify, the more fruit your eating, the less animal fat/protein you will have to take in, same goes for animal fat and protein. FAT AND CARBS don't mix well.

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6082 · May 22, 2012 at 6:01 PM

I think the aversion to fruit consumption in some paleo circles, is probably a bit over-done. I don't think humans should be considered frugavores by nature, based on the diets of distant primate relatives, but I also don't think fruit should be considered dangerous to eat because of some fructose content.

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1436 · May 22, 2012 at 6:25 PM

that said, if my goal was weight loss or being as lean as possible, I'd go easy on the fruit.

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1631 · May 23, 2012 at 1:25 AM

I agree. I'm definitely the most " ripped " the lower carb I go but I don't have as much energy and my performance suffers.

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1436 · May 22, 2012 at 6:18 PM

True. Even anti-fructose crusader Dr. Lustig says you can pretty much eat all the fruit you want. Fruit is not the problem, soda is.

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5135 · May 22, 2012 at 5:34 PM

I eat as much fruit as I want and never had a problem with it. Of course, I never really want to eat more than a couple pieces a day. I'm sure if I ate a whole bag of apples every day it would in fact affect weight loss.

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1227 · May 23, 2012 at 1:10 PM

I used to eat up to 5 servings of fruit a day and wondered why I could not lose weight. As soon as I cut fruit waaaay down I started to lose weight. Now that I am at my goal I eat a couple of servings a day of whatever fruit I want. It is a fine treat now that I don't abuse.

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20519 · May 23, 2012 at 12:37 AM

I do. I'm on a gaining path and also utilize tubers, sweet potatoes, loads of leafy greens - about 2lb of kale weekly, and other veg in addition to my meat, fish, eggs. I try to keep things seasonal as much as possible, so right now with all the berries coming in I eat, give or take, in a week:

  • 2pt raspberries
  • 1pt blueberries
  • 1pt blackberries
  • 1pt strawberries

So about a cup a day.

In addition over summer I'll have, in small amounts, cherries, plums, apricots. Maybe some bites of watermelon. In the morning post workout and then before bed.

Again, my goals are different and as not one sock fits all.. my berry sock probably won't fit most :) This works for me - I'm healthy and active.

Note: I don't eat dried fruit and only occasionally banana and rarely nuts.

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670 · May 23, 2012 at 12:14 AM

I do! I've been lurking around here trying to hack my poor digestion, small amount of pimples that keep popping up, depression, bloating, and tiredness.

It's too early to tell for sure, but for about a month I've been experimenting with lots of fruit and even dates and honey. I know that's a big no-no around here, but you asked the question :D I also practically dropped out most vegetables (I still eat tubers on occassion) at the time. I know that veggies are nutrient dense, but it is so much easier to digest food without them.

My real experience has been that the increased intake of sugar has boosted my mood and sleep. I was not a low-carb paleo eater before this, I ate plenty of starch and fruit. Since I've cut out most starch and relied mostly on fruits, however, my digesion is almost 100% perfect, I don't bloat as easily (happened once this month, and I think it was due to nerves), I feel significantly more powerful and happier, my face is a bit less inflamed, and I have more energy than ever before.

My findings seem at odds with everything I've learnt about sugar and fructose. For me at least, sugar is not the bad guy! Just shows how different we all are, and not to presume we know something about another's biology.

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159 · May 23, 2012 at 1:00 AM

I can relate, so much! I have digestive issues too, and agree that we all have different biology.

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785 · May 22, 2012 at 5:59 PM

I'm still trying to figure out if there is such a thing as "too much fruit" as far as the fructose level is concerned. I see so many different answers to that, I'm not sure what to think.

I don't have a weight problem, in fact I am pretty underweight (5'7", 106 pounds). I love fruit, eating several apples each day, bananas, raisins, blueberries with cream, whatever is in season.

I don't worry about carbs, but I am concerned about fructose. Do you worry about that, too?

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1631 · May 23, 2012 at 1:23 AM

The fructose in fruit is definitely different than the GMO High-fructose corn syrup found in soda's,packaged foods, etc etc cakes pastries. I don't think that fruit is a concern. Especially since it is absorbed slower due to the fiber.

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9812 · May 22, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I'm experimenting with more fruit- I've never been a big fruit eater, but would like to transition to more raw & less rich fatty stuff for the summer months and see how I do with it. We'll see how it goes!

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1631 · May 23, 2012 at 1:24 AM

You'll find that in the summer you will be naturally inclined to more fruits. I definitely am. They are easy to digest and keep you cool and hydrated. Greasy bacon and burgers don't sound appetizing on a hot summer day. Watermelon and salads do.

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867 · May 22, 2012 at 3:37 PM

I was previously stalled in my weight loss...I added in a morning smoothie and I've started losing again.

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1631 · May 22, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Interesting....

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1804 · May 23, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Yes, Interesting. I had the opposite experience. Eliminated fruit/smoothies during a time of desired weight loss and saw results. Just goes to show that everyone should n=1 to see what works for them.

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159 · May 23, 2012 at 12:55 AM

After a month of super low carb Paleo and some body fat gain/blotation/crankiness/low energy and poor workouts, I decided to add a cup of blueberries a day to the mix. After 3 days of this, the carb cravings came back with a vengeance and I caved to some chocolate, amongst other carby goodness. Now I'm down to 1/2 cup. Interestingly enough, the bloat is gone and I feel better than ever, had a great workout today, and it's the time of the month I should be the most bloated....so this is really telling for me.

On the LC Paleo/ketosis which I did for a month, I ate high fat, and after tearing this website apart for answers as to why I was gaining while eating almost no carbs, I think I was 'drinking my calories' in the form of heavy cream, which I have to admit, I love.

I'm going to try a couple things in the quest to find out what works for me. First, fasted exercise in the morning after a cup of green tea. Second, count calories. Third, 1 day a week of higher carbs (but still paleo, of course) the day before my long hiking day, to see if replenishing glycogen will improve my workout (and my mood). The rest of the week is slight caloric deficit, and adding in HIIT 2 to 3 times a week.

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11478 · May 22, 2012 at 4:02 PM

These guys are: http://www.30bananasaday.com/

That's what happens if you take the whole ancestral diet thing too far...

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1631 · May 22, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Haha I already know about the 30 bananas a day people. I do not eat 3000 calories worth of fruit a day. That's overboard. Still fruit makes up a large percentage of my daily cals. I'm talking alot of fruit but STILL eating high quality animal products.

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3870 · May 22, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Those "intriguing fellows" eat a greater percentage of fruit than any free-living primate I can think of.

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0 · May 23, 2012 at 4:53 AM

I love fruit and eat lots - but in season friut. And grapes! Love them.Just be aware that Fructose is a sugar......

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4 · May 22, 2012 at 11:22 PM

I favor vegetables over fruits because of the way fruits have been selected to taste sweeter and sweeter; after a year of no fruits, I ate a pear and was quite surprised as how sweet it tasted, and they are supposed to be one of the lowest in carbs intake.

However, I do think a pear/apple/banana etc. 30min before a work out cannot do harm.

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