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why did i loose weight while eating fruits

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Created April 17, 2014 at 5:42 AM

Everyone says that if you eat a lot of fruit the sugar in it will still make you fat. Fruits are better than m&m's but you can still overeat them and gain weight.

Well, then how is it possible that i can eat a LOAD of sugary fruit (like 10-15 pounds of watermelon a day), overeat my maintanance but still lose weight? And it has been my real life expirience. I love fruit and it makes me extremely happy that i can truly eat as much as i want and it seemes that in my case those calories barely count. Has anyone heard anythibg simmilar?

Btw when i was massively overeating watermelons i was 5'7 tall and weighed 147 pounds and i went from that to 136 in about a month while overdoing my maintainance (2500cals) with fruit

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And i am a male.

The qustion is not to challenge anyone, i truly want to know why my experience is different from what everyone says

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17344 · April 17, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Different folks different metabolism. Healthy people can do several things with excess calories. They can fidget to burn them off, increase their rate of activity, or replenish glycogen stores in their liver or muscle, or store them in fat.

Folks with broken metabolism can only store them in fat, they don't fidget and they don't have access to fat stores due to chronically high levels of insulin.

Watermelon is mostly water. There's only 280g of sugar in an entire 4.5kg (~10lbs) melon. While this is more sugar than you should eat in one day, it's just 1355calories - most people need between 2000-4000 calories/day if they're healthy and active.

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/2072/2

Remember, people have lost weight on twinkie diets, and potato only diets. It doesn't mean it's healthy. And also, losing weight isn't the same as losing fat - you'd lose a lot of muscle mass if all you ate were melons as they're not a good source of protein. It would be similar to drinking a bunch of soda, only not quite as bad for you as you'd get some antioxidants and minerals that aren't in the soda (and of course, no toxic chemicals.)

If you had a broken metabolism and were insulin resistant, it would be a different story.

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60 · April 17, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Watermelon is an additional fruit that has being added by many others in their weight loss plan. I believe you are right eating watermelons really leads to weight loss. Here are some points that might help you to analyze why watermelon works in favor of Weight Loss.

Reason for which watermelon is used for weight loss:

1. Calories:

Watermelon is low in calories.

2. Replace Potassium

Watermelon help to replace lost electrolytes such as potassium, which helps in maintaining body hydrated and burn fats.

3. Antioxidants

Watermelon consists of good level of vitamin C, vitamin A and Lycopene.Lycopene reduces the oxidation of LDL thereby helping to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood.

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