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How much fruit to eat per day

MattwhosfatMattwhosfat Posts: 43Member Member Posts: 43Member Member
Does it make you bloat or put on weight
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  • kommodevarankommodevaran Posts: 17,960Member Member Posts: 17,960Member Member
    If you are allergic and/or exceed your maintenance calorie level, yes.
  • earlnabbyearlnabby Posts: 7,469Member Member Posts: 7,469Member Member

    Are you just starting to eat fruit? Often the fiber can cause gastric upsets until your body gets used to it.
  • ReaderGirl3ReaderGirl3 Posts: 868Member Member Posts: 868Member Member
    If you are allergic and/or exceed your maintenance calorie level, yes.

    This. No specific food causes fat gain-it's eating over your maintenance level calories that do. Eat what you want, accurately track your food intake, pay attention to portion sizes (food scale), and then stay within the calorie parameters that MFP sets for you (which includes the correct deficit you need to lose at a steady pace). That's all you have to do to lose the weight :)
  • yarwellyarwell Posts: 10,573Member Member Posts: 10,573Member Member
    According to the Aussies two "serves" a day which are ~150 grams / 85 calories each. https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/food-essentials/how-much-do-we-need-each-day/serve-sizes

    So maybe 10% of daily calories ?
  • jessica_sodenkampjessica_sodenkamp Posts: 34Member Member Posts: 34Member Member
    You could eat fruit all day and not gain weight. You'll more likely gain weight from consuming fatty foods.
    Fat consumed is easily stored. It is not readily used as an energy source and therefore not burned unless you are eating very little carbs (which is an unhealthy practice).
    Carbs, on the other hand, are readily used as energy but not so easily stored. Once your body can no longer use the calories from carbs as energy, the carbs are not stored as fat. They are stored as glycogen in the liver and the muscles. It is only after those stores are filled that carbs can be stored as fat. And you would have to eat WAY more carbs than you realistically already eat in order to do that.
    So eat as much fruit as you'd like! Curb the fat.
    Source: Lost 25+ pounds on a high carb low-fat diet.
  • crazymama2bothcrazymama2both Posts: 200Member Member Posts: 200Member Member
    nosajjao wrote: »
    Bananas go straight to your arssse.

    Damn you, making me feel guilty because I just ate a banana. :)
  • nvmomketonvmomketo Posts: 12,031Member Member Posts: 12,031Member Member
    Some raw fruits cause me pain. I don't know if it is a fructose sensitivity or what, but I would get a sharp pain in my gut and bloat when I ate apples, pears, more than a small orange, mangos, and a few others. Before I changed my diet I would only have a couple of servings of fruit per week.

    I became prediabetic and started a very LCHF diet to deal with my insulin resistance. I now have fruit (berries) maybe once a month in the colder months, and no more than a couple of times per week in the summer. I am confident that I am geting the nutrients I need from vegetables, meats, nuts, and eggs. Fruit is "nature's candy" and I don't need candy. JMO
  • lithezebralithezebra Posts: 3,684Member Member Posts: 3,684Member Member
    The USDA recommended number of daily servings of fruit for me is one.
  • JeromeBarry1JeromeBarry1 Posts: 10,116Member Member Posts: 10,116Member Member
    The only fruit that regularly appears in my diet are the prunes after dinner. Occasionally I'll have a banana, a mandarin orange less so. I do have a lot of vegetables and regularly exceed my recommendations for Vitamin A and C. I do supplement with C but I don't really need to.
  • FuzzipegFuzzipeg Posts: 1,874Member Member Posts: 1,874Member Member
    Salicylate sensitivity can cause bloating among other problems. Plants use it as a means of warding of moulds and mildews unfortunately for us salicylate is a toxin and some of us are unable to eliminate it from our systems as the majority do. Usually our levels fluctuate but most fruit, veggies, herbs and spices contain it.
  • PackerjohnPackerjohn Posts: 4,859Member Member Posts: 4,859Member Member
    lithezebra wrote: »
    The USDA recommended number of daily servings of fruit for me is one.

    MyPlate recommends 1 1/2 cups of fruit per day for women over the age of 51, which is equivalent to three servings.

    http://www.choosemyplate.gov/fruit

    I'm pretty sure the lobbyists over at the ADA/USDA aren't interested in what's actually healthy, though. :)

    What organization do you consider better resources than the ADA and USDA? The WHO guidelines are generally similar.
    edited April 2016
  • tlflag1620tlflag1620 Posts: 1,358Member Member Posts: 1,358Member Member
    You could eat fruit all day and not gain weight. You'll more likely gain weight from consuming fatty foods.
    Fat consumed is easily stored. It is not readily used as an energy source and therefore not burned unless you are eating very little carbs (which is an unhealthy practice).
    Carbs, on the other hand, are readily used as energy but not so easily stored. Once your body can no longer use the calories from carbs as energy, the carbs are not stored as fat. They are stored as glycogen in the liver and the muscles. It is only after those stores are filled that carbs can be stored as fat. And you would have to eat WAY more carbs than you realistically already eat in order to do that.
    So eat as much fruit as you'd like! Curb the fat.
    Source: Lost 25+ pounds on a high carb low-fat diet.

    Dietary fat will only be stored if you are eating at a surplus. Dietary carbs will only be stored if you are eating at a surplus. That said, your body can only tolerate so much carbs (glucose) at one time - too much glucose in the blood is deadly (literally). So your body works very hard to control that by storing it first in the muscles and liver, as glycogen, then any beyond what you can store as glycogen gets converted to fat and stored in the fat cells. This happens very readily, as you would die if it didn't. Your body has a pretty limited glycogen storage capacity, but your capacity for storing fat is virtually unlimited, so anything in excess of what you are burning gets stored as fat. You only need to be eating too many calories, whatever the form, in order to store carbs as fat. Fat is filling, satiating, necessary for health (there are essential fatty acids; there are no "essential" carbs, your liver can make all the glucose you require), necessary for the absorption of certain vitamins, doesn't spike your blood sugar, and is damn tastey ;).

    So eat adequate protein for muscle repair and maintenance, keep the carbs in check, and eat fat to satiety.
    Source : lost 50 lbs on a high fat, low carb diet and have kept it off for nearly three years now.

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