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Fruits vs Sweets?

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  • JeromeBarry1JeromeBarry1 Posts: 10,115Member Member Posts: 10,115Member Member
    Today I had a banana, a d'anjou pear, and a mandarin. Today I did not partake of the company candy bowl.
  • lemurcat12lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886Member Member Posts: 30,886Member Member
    nvmomketo wrote: »
    lemurcat12 wrote: »
    Most, as I love fruit.

    I think it's seriously weird to focus on how much sugar fruit has, however.

    Count your blessings.

    Haven't you posted that you used to eat tons of candy and soda?

    Anyway, I had a pear today.
    edited March 2016
  • TrekkerCynthiaTrekkerCynthia Posts: 166Member Member Posts: 166Member Member
    Ripe mango, papaya, and Oregon berries. Though high quality dark chocolate is right there with them ;-).
  • lithezebralithezebra Posts: 3,684Member Member Posts: 3,684Member Member
    My doctor told me to eat less sugar, which I actually appreciated, because doctors usually see that I'm not overweight and take things like higher-than-expected blood sugar less seriously than they should. The only hitch is that most of the sugar I was eating was from fruit. He didn't actually ask me what I was already eating.
    edited March 2016
  • rileysownerrileysowner Posts: 7,847Member Member Posts: 7,847Member Member
    Chocolate!
  • MarziPanda95MarziPanda95 Posts: 1,227Member Member Posts: 1,227Member Member
    Depends on my goals for that day. If I've already had enough fibre then I'd just go for the sweets and fit them in. Otherwise, I'd go for fruit. Honestly, there isn't a fruit I don't like, unless we're counting avocado. My favourite is lychees.
  • nvmomketonvmomketo Posts: 12,031Member Member Posts: 12,031Member Member
    lemurcat12 wrote: »
    nvmomketo wrote: »
    lemurcat12 wrote: »
    Most, as I love fruit.

    I think it's seriously weird to focus on how much sugar fruit has, however.

    Count your blessings.

    Haven't you posted that you used to eat tons of candy and soda?

    Anyway, I had a pear today.

    Oooookay.

    Yes I did used to eat candy or a soda on most days of the week in my mid to late thirties. Wasn't good for my insulin resistance, hence my choice of fruits over sweets with the fruits being berries because they are low in sugar. I HAVE to count carbs to maintain my health. Count your blessings that you don't need to count your carbs.... and be weird. LOL
  • queenliz99queenliz99 Posts: 15,358Member Member Posts: 15,358Member Member
    Chocolate covered banana
  • lemurcat12lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886Member Member Posts: 30,886Member Member
    nvmomketo wrote: »
    lemurcat12 wrote: »
    nvmomketo wrote: »
    lemurcat12 wrote: »
    Most, as I love fruit.

    I think it's seriously weird to focus on how much sugar fruit has, however.

    Count your blessings.

    Haven't you posted that you used to eat tons of candy and soda?

    Anyway, I had a pear today.

    Oooookay.

    Yes I did used to eat candy or a soda on most days of the week in my mid to late thirties. Wasn't good for my insulin resistance, hence my choice of fruits over sweets with the fruits being berries because they are low in sugar. I HAVE to count carbs to maintain my health. Count your blessings that you don't need to count your carbs.... and be weird. LOL

    LOL!

    You pretend to think veg are bad for you.
  • pebble4321pebble4321 Posts: 1,133Member Member Posts: 1,133Member Member
    Right now - grapes are in season and seriously sweet and delicious. I buy them direct from the growers and they are beautiful and crisp, and feel like a treat.

    Once the grapes finish and winter approaches - probably mandarins or apples, but they aren't usually as good as the grapes.

    And, not a fruit, but I like roasted sweet potatoes for a snack too.
  • chelseascounterchelseascounter Posts: 1,290Member Member Posts: 1,290Member Member
    Pineapple, and Fuji apples.
  • nvmomketonvmomketo Posts: 12,031Member Member Posts: 12,031Member Member
    lemurcat12 wrote: »
    nvmomketo wrote: »
    lemurcat12 wrote: »
    nvmomketo wrote: »
    lemurcat12 wrote: »
    Most, as I love fruit.

    I think it's seriously weird to focus on how much sugar fruit has, however.

    Count your blessings.

    Haven't you posted that you used to eat tons of candy and soda?

    Anyway, I had a pear today.

    Oooookay.

    Yes I did used to eat candy or a soda on most days of the week in my mid to late thirties. Wasn't good for my insulin resistance, hence my choice of fruits over sweets with the fruits being berries because they are low in sugar. I HAVE to count carbs to maintain my health. Count your blessings that you don't need to count your carbs.... and be weird. LOL

    LOL!

    You pretend to think veg are bad for you.

    Okay then... so you eat the same now as you did when you gained your weight? I went through a few years of eating foods I knew were bad for me. I knew and had a hard time stopping. I wasn't proud of it but there it is.

    I don't think veg are bad... I do think they mess with my blood glucose, and that eggs, meats, nuts and dairy are adequate in the nutrients I need, although I still enjoy low carb veggies. I just don't eat a huge amount because of the negative effects on my BG and autoimmune pain.

    ... But this is waay off topic. This is a thread about fruit vs sweets isn't it? I would now choose fruit. Specifically berries. While I was gaining I would have chosen sweets. People, and their circumstances, change.
    edited March 2016
  • Pooja86Pooja86 Posts: 72Member Member Posts: 72Member Member
    Tangerine, mangos, and cherries!
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 6,997Member Member Posts: 6,997Member Member
    Any and I do mean any.
  • zcb94zcb94 Posts: 4,191Member Member Posts: 4,191Member Member
    Anything but bananas, and that's only because I'm allergic to them. I'll try any other fruit once, and probably love it! :p
  • Need2Exerc1seNeed2Exerc1se Posts: 13,589Member Member Posts: 13,589Member Member
    Depends on which are in season.
  • JruzerJruzer Posts: 3,310Member Member Posts: 3,310Member Member
    I don't understand this kind of question. I eat fruit almost every day, and I eat sweets sometimes. I don't usually feel like I'm in a position to choose between them.
  • stealthqstealthq Posts: 4,307Member Member Posts: 4,307Member Member
    Jruzer wrote: »
    I don't understand this kind of question. I eat fruit almost every day, and I eat sweets sometimes. I don't usually feel like I'm in a position to choose between them.

    How about in a Japanese/Asian restaurant where the choices are often: an orange, lychees (one of my favorites as well), and either matcha or red bean ice cream?

    In this case, I consistently go for the fruit if I get anything. No question.
  • lithezebralithezebra Posts: 3,684Member Member Posts: 3,684Member Member
    stealthq wrote: »
    Jruzer wrote: »
    I don't understand this kind of question. I eat fruit almost every day, and I eat sweets sometimes. I don't usually feel like I'm in a position to choose between them.

    How about in a Japanese/Asian restaurant where the choices are often: an orange, lychees (one of my favorites as well), and either matcha or red bean ice cream?

    In this case, I consistently go for the fruit if I get anything. No question.

    If I'm offered a dessert that I love in a restaurant, I'm likely to go for the thing I can't grab out of the produce aisle any time.
  • senecarrsenecarr Posts: 5,377Member Member Posts: 5,377Member Member
    lithezebra wrote: »
    stealthq wrote: »
    Jruzer wrote: »
    I don't understand this kind of question. I eat fruit almost every day, and I eat sweets sometimes. I don't usually feel like I'm in a position to choose between them.

    How about in a Japanese/Asian restaurant where the choices are often: an orange, lychees (one of my favorites as well), and either matcha or red bean ice cream?

    In this case, I consistently go for the fruit if I get anything. No question.

    If I'm offered a dessert that I love in a restaurant, I'm likely to go for the thing I can't grab out of the produce aisle any time.

    Asian Grocery stores can solve this problem.
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