Too much fruit?

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ShaniceOrrMartin
ShaniceOrrMartin Posts: 24 Member
edited January 2016 in Food and Nutrition
So usually i only have a banana or kiwi fruit everyother day but sometimes i get the hugest craving for fruit allday, such as today i basically had a fruit salad for breakfast (banana, red grapes and rock melon) and plan on having a smoothie for lunch (banana and berries), will this be a real problem or kick back for my body? Or is the sugar content outweight the nutrients?

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  • shadowfax_c11
    shadowfax_c11 Posts: 1,942 Member
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    If the calories fit your goal, eat all the fruit you want.
  • ShaniceOrrMartin
    ShaniceOrrMartin Posts: 24 Member
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    Thanks.
    Ive been brainwashed into thinking sugar is bad and will make me fat and its hard to break into just counting calories and eating nutritional foods.
  • Brin1956
    Brin1956 Posts: 168 Member
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    You should plan to add a protein to your smoothie it will help. Try and pair a protein with your fruit sugar. How do you usually feel the day after these fruit binges? Are you pre-diabetic or on maintence for your weight? They still say cutting your sugar is the best way for a healthy diet. But you are not eating enough fruit most of the time You should try and spread your fruit out more. Choose low-glycemic fruits that release their sugar gradually into the blood sugar, like your bananas. A lot of diets to lose weight (like mine) want you to limit your carbs to 100 grams per day. Make sure all your fruit fits into your calorie intake limit. Unless you are pre-diabetic or there is some other reason to limit your fruit (weight loss) you should be okay as you don't do it every day.
  • janejellyroll
    janejellyroll Posts: 25,763 Member
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    Brin1956 wrote: »
    You should plan to add a protein to your smoothie it will help. Try and pair a protein with your fruit sugar. How do you usually feel the day after these fruit binges? Are you pre-diabetic or on maintence for your weight? They still say cutting your sugar is the best way for a healthy diet. But you are not eating enough fruit most of the time You should try and spread your fruit out more. Choose low-glycemic fruits that release their sugar gradually into the blood sugar, like your bananas. A lot of diets to lose weight (like mine) want you to limit your carbs to 100 grams per day. Make sure all your fruit fits into your calorie intake limit. Unless you are pre-diabetic or there is some other reason to limit your fruit (weight loss) you should be okay as you don't do it every day.

    Assuming it isn't crowding out anything OP needs (or a medical issue), eating lots of fruit daily would be fine even if s/he is trying to lose weight. As long as the calories are still within goal, there is nothing in fruit that will inhibit weight loss. Not every weight loss plan needs to restrict carbohydrates.
  • ShaniceOrrMartin
    ShaniceOrrMartin Posts: 24 Member
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    I only have 5-10kg to loose so i dont think im pre diabetic.
  • Christine_72
    Christine_72 Posts: 16,049 Member
    edited January 2016
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    Shezzbot wrote: »
    I only have 5-10kg to loose so i dont think im pre diabetic.

    My uncle is rail thin, always has been, and has diabetes.

    Not saying you are of course. Just that being overweight isn't always the cause of diabetes.
  • ShaniceOrrMartin
    ShaniceOrrMartin Posts: 24 Member
    edited January 2016
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    No i understand you, i have a friend who got diabeties by drinking to much water, his kidneys shut down and then he ate some lollies and his body couldnt process it and bam got type 2 diabetes. He was a gym junkie. However i am fairly certain i dont have that haha
  • Yi5hedr3
    Yi5hedr3 Posts: 2,696 Member
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    Sugar IS bad - you were not brainwashed, just using common sense. Limit fruit, and keep carbs below 100 grams a day. If you wish to keep accumulating fat, enjoy your fruit. ;)
  • lemurcat12
    lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886 Member
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    If it's once in a while and you usually get your protein, no biggie, sounds like a good day.

    I went through a weird period during and after being sick where I only ate oatmeal (plus protein powder and berries or a banana) for about 4 days, and it was fine.
  • QueenofHearts023
    QueenofHearts023 Posts: 421 Member
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    Nothing wrong with fruit as long as it fits your calorie goals.

    Don't worry about the sugar thing. I eat fruit and sweetened yoghurt daily and I'm fine. I have to eat it, blood sugar problems. (It just drops and then I feel super horrible)