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  • brittgreenlikethecolor88brittgreenlikethecolor88 Posts: 158Member Member Posts: 158Member Member
    I rarely eat an entire banana becuase of this lol! But when I do.... I like to dip it in yogurt! Add some protein?? haha Idk but it is delicious!
  • lalalacroixlalalacroix Posts: 772Member Member Posts: 772Member Member
    For me they are satiating, low in calories, cheap and nutrient rich. That makes bananas a win in my book.

    I eat 2-3 every day.
  • ku140ku140 Posts: 32Member Member Posts: 32Member Member
    For me, they are satisfying, reasonable for calories, and nutritional. I usually eat 1 a day!
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Posts: 11,878Member Member Posts: 11,878Member Member
    As long as you're not eating so many bananas that they drive out other necessary nutrition while you stick to a reasonable calorie goal, or drive calories up above a sensible level in order to get adequate overall nutrition, it's fine to eat arbitrarily many bananas.

    Healthy weight is important, so calorie management is important.
    Overall sound nutrition is important for good health, too.

    Eat well-rounded nutrition at the right calorie goal for best health results, using whatever foods you personally enjoy.
  • margbarcomargbarco Posts: 104Member Member Posts: 104Member Member
    I have at least one per day for the potassium.
  • lgfrielgfrie Posts: 352Member, Premium Member Posts: 352Member, Premium Member
    Banana or apple, every day. Usually a banana. Filling, satisfying, and a better use of my precious calories than some processed "healthy snack" or diet food.
  • wilson10102018wilson10102018 Posts: 458Member Member Posts: 458Member Member
    1/3 to 1/2 banana with strawberries in the breakfast grains every morning.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 6,822Member Member Posts: 6,822Member Member
    Where is the banana girl link. The one who eats 39 bananas a day etc.
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Posts: 2,852Member Member Posts: 2,852Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Where is the banana girl link. The one who eats 39 bananas a day etc.

    Omg Freelee.
  • JthanmyfitnesspalJthanmyfitnesspal Posts: 1,878Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,878Member, Premium Member
    I think the banana is one of the best carb sources available. Eat before, during, or after a workout or at any time you feel you need the carbs. I've carried them with me on bike rides, hikes, kayaks, etc., and I really appreciate the biodegradable packaging.

    Now, here's a hard question: my grocery store puts the organic and conventional bananas right next to each other with significant price difference. I can't decide if organic bananas are worth it, particularly since pesticides are likely mostly on the outside of the peel, and are thus not consumed. Please discuss.
  • J72FITJ72FIT Posts: 5,241Member Member Posts: 5,241Member Member
    I think the banana is one of the best carb sources available. Eat before, during, or after a workout or at any time you feel you need the carbs. I've carried them with me on bike rides, hikes, kayaks, etc., and I really appreciate the biodegradable packaging.

    Now, here's a hard question: my grocery store puts the organic and conventional bananas right next to each other with significant price difference. I can't decide if organic bananas are worth it, particularly since pesticides are likely mostly on the outside of the peel, and are thus not consumed. Please discuss.

    If it has a peel I get conventional...
  • Joanna2012BJoanna2012B Posts: 1,354Member Member Posts: 1,354Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Where is the banana girl link. The one who eats 39 bananas a day etc.

    39 bananas a day....CRAZY!

    I love bananas and find them the most satisfying before, after or during a workout. I eat one sometimes two everyday!!
  • SuzySunshine99SuzySunshine99 Posts: 1,084Member Member Posts: 1,084Member Member
    J72FIT wrote: »
    I think the banana is one of the best carb sources available. Eat before, during, or after a workout or at any time you feel you need the carbs. I've carried them with me on bike rides, hikes, kayaks, etc., and I really appreciate the biodegradable packaging.

    Now, here's a hard question: my grocery store puts the organic and conventional bananas right next to each other with significant price difference. I can't decide if organic bananas are worth it, particularly since pesticides are likely mostly on the outside of the peel, and are thus not consumed. Please discuss.

    If it has a peel I get conventional...

    You were SO close to a banana joke here...."I eat bananas because they have APPEAL!"
  • wilson10102018wilson10102018 Posts: 458Member Member Posts: 458Member Member
    J72FIT wrote: »
    I think the banana is one of the best carb sources available. Eat before, during, or after a workout or at any time you feel you need the carbs. I've carried them with me on bike rides, hikes, kayaks, etc., and I really appreciate the biodegradable packaging.

    Now, here's a hard question: my grocery store puts the organic and conventional bananas right next to each other with significant price difference. I can't decide if organic bananas are worth it, particularly since pesticides are likely mostly on the outside of the peel, and are thus not consumed. Please discuss.

    If it has a peel I get conventional...

    You were SO close to a banana joke here...."I eat bananas because they have APPEAL!"

    He slipped on that one.
  • dodea48dodea48 Posts: 167Member Member Posts: 167Member Member
    MikePTY wrote: »
    You lose weight by eating less calories than your body burns. The amount of sugar you eat is irrelevant. If you enjoy bananas and find that you can fit them within your calorie goal while feeling full, then go ahead and continue eating them.

    Obviously eating 1500 calories per day of healthy food is healthy and eating 1500 calories per day of sugar is not healthy -- so the amount of sugar is relevant. Sugar is very calorie dense and nutrition poor. Watch the macros in your food diary. I am sure one banana fits in most plans.
  • J72FITJ72FIT Posts: 5,241Member Member Posts: 5,241Member Member
    dodea48 wrote: »
    MikePTY wrote: »
    You lose weight by eating less calories than your body burns. The amount of sugar you eat is irrelevant. If you enjoy bananas and find that you can fit them within your calorie goal while feeling full, then go ahead and continue eating them.

    Obviously eating 1500 calories per day of healthy food is healthy and eating 1500 calories per day of sugar is not healthy -- so the amount of sugar is relevant. Sugar is very calorie dense and nutrition poor. Watch the macros in your food diary. I am sure one banana fits in most plans.

    Added sugar is...
  • wilson10102018wilson10102018 Posts: 458Member Member Posts: 458Member Member
    We live in these bodies too and many find that refined sugar energies them in accordance with their needs. Not everyone "crashes" after a sugary menu item. Just like many of us do not retain water or get elevated blood pressure from a ton of sodium.

    Plenty of room for refined sugar for some people. And, telling others what is good for them is not productive.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 6,822Member Member Posts: 6,822Member Member
    J72FIT wrote: »
    I think the banana is one of the best carb sources available. Eat before, during, or after a workout or at any time you feel you need the carbs. I've carried them with me on bike rides, hikes, kayaks, etc., and I really appreciate the biodegradable packaging.

    Now, here's a hard question: my grocery store puts the organic and conventional bananas right next to each other with significant price difference. I can't decide if organic bananas are worth it, particularly since pesticides are likely mostly on the outside of the peel, and are thus not consumed. Please discuss.

    If it has a peel I get conventional...

    You were SO close to a banana joke here...."I eat bananas because they have APPEAL!"

    He slipped on that one.

    HA :)
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