Does Fruit make you Fat?

I am often asked Does Fruit Make you Fat?

The answer is >>>

NO – fruit does NOT make you FAT

Fruit is a good source of fibre and fibre makes you full.

you need to be aiming for 25 –30 grams of fibre per day

1 medium banana and 5 medium strawberries will give you 5 grams of fibre

If your diet is quite low in sugar and you exercise regularly the natural fruit sugar will not matter – It will give you the energy to get through your day and complete a good work out without making you fat.

I love fruit first thing in the morning with my oats

Oats with strawberries and banana is awesome

 

Or even better fruit salad on protein pancakes – you can find my recipe in this post

 

So how much fruit should you eat?

I usually say about 2 pieces per day –

BUT if you are working out a lot and quite active then it would be OK to have up to 5 serves per day.

 

Fruit does not make you fat

If everyone in the world was a fruitarian and lived only on fruit do you think we would have a major obesity problem…

NO

We all know what causes fat – highly processed, added sugar, added fat foods

 

I remember watching a weight loss segment on Oprah, and she said “oh I worked out why I am not losing weight and its because I snack on grapes when I am at the TV studio”

Yeah right

She forgot to mention the Fried chicken, mash potatoes and rest of the heavy fat laden calorie foods she loves and induldges in..

 

The other thing with fruit being so high in fibre is that it is easy for your body to digest meaning it breaks down quickly and leaves your system fast helping rid your body of toxins at the same time.

This is very good news if your goal is to have a Flat Tummy

 

The best type of fruit to eat is ANY

Any fruit that is in season and that you enjoy –

I try not to get into the “he said” she said” minutia of this fruit is better then this

At the end of the day you may save 1 grm of sugar if you dont eat this or that but that 1 gram is not the difference between a muffin top and ripped abs.

As long as your diet is clean and made up of natural ingredients then you do not need to worry about which fruit you should choose.

 

Some other Great ways to enjoy Fruit

Frozen bananas ROCK – great for ice cream lovers

In a smoothie with some clean protein powder with soy milk – a complete meal on the run or post workout meal

In a dinner salad – my favourite is fresh figs with roast vegetables and salad mixed – YUM

Make yummy frozen youghurt with your favourite fruit

Summery icy poles

In a daiquiri – did I shock you – ha ha  – (Strawberry daiquris are heaven BUT not all the time – maybe for a very special occassion)

So Enjoy your fruit, following the above guidelines fruit wont make you Fat.

By Victoria Milicevic

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  • anon

    Reply Reply September 8, 2012

    good! I’m over seeing info about the fruits that are bad for you like melon, peaches, apricots and the vegetables like corn etc. When there are so many worse things. When you CAN’T eat fruit or veg (I understand to limit potato) because it’s unhealthy well geez you may as well just have some junk food cos that’d be better!

  • Eeling

    Reply Reply April 19, 2013

    Hi, have u heard of the book Go Fruit Yourself by the author Freelee, she lost weight eating fruits, lots of weight. I am turning 40 in July and am sick of tummy fat and big thighs…hoping to lose weight and tone up before my bday comes. Love fruits but very weary with spiking up my insulin from too much fruit? I exercise, like strength workouts and just started out a bit of cardio. Flat tummy…..with abs.

  • Cira

    Reply Reply October 6, 2013

    Hi new here. quick question. Have been working to really tone but my thigh and bum are getting big – how do I stop this, thanks.

    • Vix

      Reply Reply October 8, 2013

      Hi Cira!
      The best place to start is my free 7 Day Super Slim Down Challenge. Here’s the page to register – http://www.missfitnesslife.com/7day/

      If you are looking for a complete, done for you program with workouts and complete meal plans to really target your butt, thighs and stomach then check out my Flat Tummy Solution Program http://www.flattummysolution.com/

      All the best!

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