Watch the more sugary ones
Can I eat fruits (natural, not canned) at anytime I want?
Watch the more sugary ones
It's a free country. I don't see why not.Originally Posted by AnnaDTX
But seriously - it depends on what you're working toward. Some people will say if you're dieting for contest, NO! no fruits! Too much sugar! Some people will say just stay away from the fruits with more sugar (like bananas, pineapples, etc.)... Or you'll be advised to cut out the fruits when you get close to the day of competition...
To me, honestly they are a life saver, especially apples, strawberries and grapefruits. I have a sweet tooth and having this around helps me through some miserable cravings once in a while.
A cup of berries or a granny smith apple also makes a nice finish/dessert for a "diet" meal, or as part of my breakfast oatmeal (if you're counting macros, make sure to account for those carbs as well).
I certainly don't agree with people who don't eat fruits at all because of the sugar. What a f*cked up world we are in when we have to worry about enjoying even a piece of fruit in order to stay in shape and be healthy!
Just use common sense and moderation. I have yet to find a calorie-free variety of any fruit!
I dont compete so I can eat them. Plus, thats the only form of sugar I would get . . i think? I dont eat candy etc. I dont drink cokes either or juices. thanks guys!
Wow GG blew that thread out
Originally Posted by GoalGetter
Hehehe.. i didn't mean to "blow it out!" haha!Originally Posted by The Monkey Man
It's just that I don't want some people who are just looking to eat a little healthier to go through the trauma I went through when I started reading on these forums about how I should avoid fruit because it has sugar and yadda yadda yadda...
And well, I was on a different path, since i was dieting for comp at the time, I can see how i had to be a little strict but then other people who are not going to compete, read snippets of advice and think that all their lives they've been wrong and can never eat a piece of fruit again because it will go straight to their hips.
I seriously spent a great deal of time agonizing over not being able to eat pineapples (my favorite fruit) and learning to adjust to a life without fruit just because i misunderstood some advice on here.
And some folks with good intentions come on and give advice about NOT eating fruit as if EVERYONE is dieting toward the same goals. Some people just want to learn to make healthier choices. That's all
I cant believe people are so anal that they cut out fruits cutting and bulking just because of sugar. we sure live in a stange world..a piece of fruit contains vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. all the water in a nice apple fills me up as well.
All berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries), apples, peaches, grapefruit, etc. are all excellent choices of fruit.
I love fruit, and it is one of my only sources of daily carbs
An Apple a day keeps the Doctor away.
Great post GG, I also felt guilty about eating fruits but then I realized I am not going to compete.
ThanksOriginally Posted by min0 lee
Hahahaha! Thank goodness i don't like bananas, that is one sugary fruit i'll never have to worry about.Originally Posted by tannywild
I eat apples, berries and grapefruit too Sometimes an orange as a treat
Since when have fruit sugars been fattening????????
Since foreverOriginally Posted by Nick+
And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, [and] the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed [is] in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. ~ Genesis 1:11Originally Posted by Nick+
NEVER write a check with your mouth that you can't cash with your ASS!!
I can run faster mad than you can scared
"All right brain... I don't like you and you don't like me. So let's just do this and I'll get back to killing you with beer" ~ Homer Simpson
The sugar in fruits isn't fattening .. (well I guess they would be if you went OVERBOARD on them) , they do alot of good , rather than harm.
Here's something of Emma's I have bookmarked.
Originally Posted by Emma-leigh