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Going on the Paleo diet, my goals are to live a healthier life style, and to live the way my body was meant to function.

I love Paleo! I feel amazing, but my other goal is also to weight loss.

How many servings of fruit are okay to have on Paleo while trying to lose weight?

I normally have some fruit in the morning along with something for protein. And I usually have some for 'dessert' or a snack after supper. And now and then a snack in the afternoon if I feel a little peckish and supper isn't for another couple hours.

I eat fruits ranging from; strawberries, grapes, mango, pineapple, pomegranate, watermelon, kiwis, etc...

Thank you for your answers :)

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0 · February 10, 2014 at 11:03 PM

If your going to eat fruit you eat the low in sugar fruits the other stuff is nonsense, I know ive done the atkins way of eating over paleo. Blueberries, Strawberries and raspberries are the lowest in sugar amongs the fruits. And Bananas are way to high in sugar. Now that you have lost the weight a good amount a bowflex and a bike is what i invested in and it helps. Exercise is a needed function you say you cant even run and your in your 30s then get a bike. If i can do 15 miles in 45 mins at 44 years of age at a mile high you sure as hell can .

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0 · December 19, 2013 at 4:01 AM

Everyone's body is different. But the fact is that there is nothing that you get from any fruit that you can't get from any number of vegetables without extra carbs and spiking your blood sugar and effecting insulin sensitivity.

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0 · December 19, 2013 at 2:03 AM

Thank you for sharing! That is wonderful to hear :)

I think I will definitely just stick to some berries for now and maybe only a couple times a week and see how I make out with that :)

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10 · December 18, 2013 at 11:18 PM

That's an awesome success story! I love hearing paleo working for all kinds of people. However, about zero-fruit policies, it's different for everyone. You being male may be naturally able to lose weight including a few more carbs than the females. Like I said, everyone is different. If she can do it with fruit, great! If her progress stalls, she could try cutting it out. Personally I've found I can't do more than about a handful of berries a day. Which is a shame, fruit is the bee's knees.

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0 · December 18, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Fruit is fructose sugar. Your body will burn through it and you will have an energy crash. Everyone here probably has different opinions but for me I have found more sustainable energy and better focus with a high fat , no carb no sugar start to me day ( I have been on bulletproof coffee for breakfast). Than eating protein, low carb vegetables and more fat in the mid afternoon and then repeating that in the evening but adding some carbs for recovery depending on how active I've been but I stick to sweet potatoes, white rice and obsessionally other potatoes.

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10 · December 18, 2013 at 9:55 PM

No problem! Yes to be safe I'd stick to that.

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0 · December 18, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Thank you very much! it seems if I really want fruit i will have to stick with berries and only a few times a week!

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0 · December 18, 2013 at 9:50 PM

So then if I am to have any fruit at all it should be in the evening/when my meals are done for the day? If that's correct, why is that?

Thanks!

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144 · December 18, 2013 at 2:53 PM

i am no expert but i find more than 2 pieces of fruit is too much.

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0 · January 29, 2014 at 5:52 PM

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0 · January 02, 2014 at 2:10 PM

I know for women it can be a lot harder to lose weight because of hormone imbalances. Because sugar has a lot of fructose and fructose can mess with your hormones, I find that the less fruit I eat, the better I feel, and I try to get my carbs from sweet potatoes and starchy veggies. For people with sugar issues, I feel like cutting out fruit really helps. And I know cutting out nuts really helps people lose weight, since it's so easy to over indulge

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15 · January 02, 2014 at 4:59 AM

Pay attention to your body, but for me, eating lots of coconut oil and cream kick start my weight loss. There are other pple here who know more about how and why this works, but it works like crazy for me. It's kind of a fight fat with fat syndrome ;-)

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396 · December 18, 2013 at 11:02 PM

I think all this zero-fruit talk is insane, but many on here spout it as the current paleo weight loss dogma.

It's bullshit.

I'm a 6'2" male in my 30s. A couple years ago I weighed 275 lbs. Followed a paleo diet, which was high fat, high protein, and low carb, but which included, at a minimum 2 large bananas EVERY DAY. Often some applesauce or an orange too.

I have horrible back problems and in the past 2 years the only exercise I've gotten is walking ~2 miles every day. No weight lifting, no running (simply can't do it).

I weigh 195 lbs today. I've lost 80 pounds essentially without exercise.

Eat lots of eggs, lots of fatty meats, lots of vegetables, some fruit.

But please just forget about this zero-fruit nonsense.

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0 · December 19, 2013 at 2:03 AM

Thank you for sharing! That is wonderful to hear :)

I think I will definitely just stick to some berries for now and maybe only a couple times a week and see how I make out with that :)

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10 · December 18, 2013 at 11:18 PM

That's an awesome success story! I love hearing paleo working for all kinds of people. However, about zero-fruit policies, it's different for everyone. You being male may be naturally able to lose weight including a few more carbs than the females. Like I said, everyone is different. If she can do it with fruit, great! If her progress stalls, she could try cutting it out. Personally I've found I can't do more than about a handful of berries a day. Which is a shame, fruit is the bee's knees.

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0 · December 19, 2013 at 4:01 AM

Everyone's body is different. But the fact is that there is nothing that you get from any fruit that you can't get from any number of vegetables without extra carbs and spiking your blood sugar and effecting insulin sensitivity.

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0 · February 10, 2014 at 11:03 PM

If your going to eat fruit you eat the low in sugar fruits the other stuff is nonsense, I know ive done the atkins way of eating over paleo. Blueberries, Strawberries and raspberries are the lowest in sugar amongs the fruits. And Bananas are way to high in sugar. Now that you have lost the weight a good amount a bowflex and a bike is what i invested in and it helps. Exercise is a needed function you say you cant even run and your in your 30s then get a bike. If i can do 15 miles in 45 mins at 44 years of age at a mile high you sure as hell can .

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0 · December 18, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Generally the answer would be zero servings of fruit is ok. If you are going to have some , the morning is the worst time. Should be toward the end of your eating window for the day. Also unless you are highly active you should stick to the zero fruit because it will sabotage weight loss

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0 · December 18, 2013 at 9:50 PM

So then if I am to have any fruit at all it should be in the evening/when my meals are done for the day? If that's correct, why is that?

Thanks!

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10 · December 18, 2013 at 8:23 PM

@Jacqueline Hi, I'm also wanting to lose weight on paleo. From what I've seen other people suggest and what has worked so far, is low carb in general. Paleo is naturally pretty low carb, but you can still accidentally overdo it with the fruit and starchy veggies. Starchier veggies being potatoes and winter squashes. As far as fruit, berries are always low carb :) just have like a handful a day!

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0 · December 18, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Thank you very much! it seems if I really want fruit i will have to stick with berries and only a few times a week!

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208 · December 18, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Jerky instead of fruit or hardboiled egg. Something with protein/fat is more filling and you will snack less. Get rid of some of that fruit. Eat some Celery with cream cheese on it.

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