Being an endomorph/mesomorph I look at fruit and get fat. In the summer when the wild muscadines drop I'll happily indulge in them. Being wild they are much more tart than they are sweet.
Being on a very low carb diet glycogen is irrelevant to me. Fat is my fuel and I have the ability to store fat in the muscles as intramuscular triglycerides, go in my case fruit (especially high fructose fruit) as an enemy
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Thread: Fruit, friend or foe?
11-17-2012, 05:43 AM #61
11-17-2012, 06:09 PM #62
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11-27-2012, 12:30 AM #64
I have been eating a lot more fruit and veggies lately and they make a big difference in energy and all around good health. The best way to do it is mix a bunch of stuff in a blender type of thing like the nutribullet or something to get a good mix of stuff before a workout or just for breakfast. It makes a world of difference! Great post.It has to be a lifestyle not a hobby!
11-27-2012, 03:36 PM #65
A few pieces of fruit per day in my opinion is actually really healthy. Like anything, it's good in smaller amounts.Check out my photography and videos website!
12-21-2012, 04:55 PM #66
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01-15-2013, 10:00 AM #68
dude everything is good in moderation, wake up>workout>sleep see moderation
01-15-2013, 01:00 PM #69
01-23-2013, 09:11 AM #70
Nice article i have always wondered about the affects of fruit postWO.
01-29-2013, 08:59 AM #71
Awesome information! - Remember to eat fruits prior to a meal and not after! If you can imagine fruit sitting on top of undigested food and spoiling, that will cause a stomach ache and the fruit didn't get to do what it needed to.
01-30-2013, 10:46 AM #72
02-17-2013, 11:41 AM #73
02-17-2013, 12:39 PM #74
Fruit 100% friend - and I laughed at the bro science I read back 8 months ago when I was reading up on all this stuff before stepping foot in the gym. You would read bs about not eating fruit during a shred, guess what? I ate 1 apple with my shake PRE WORKOUT and 1 banana with my post workout shake ALL THE TIME during my shred and my results:
So don't buy into the bs bro science about "the high sugar in the fruit" blah blah blah...It's all about your overall diet / your routine and how hard you hit the gym and not make excuses to not go to the gym etc.
Me 8 months @ the gym still eating my FRUITS, bulking now...So yeah I eat fruits bulk or shred.
02-17-2013, 04:22 PM #75
Definitely a friend. I need to get my sugar somehow.
04-09-2013, 01:17 AM #76
Friend. I will never give up fruit. It's great.For those of you turning into penguins.... Stop it.
04-15-2013, 12:52 AM #77
So long article, but i love the fruit!
04-17-2013, 05:36 AM #78
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I'll eat a banana after my workout and usually another fruit sometime later in the day, love em. I don't worry about the sugar in fruits. Thanks for the article!
04-24-2013, 05:52 AM #79
05-01-2013, 02:08 PM #80
Eat Fruit if You Want
As far as eating fruit goes, I can't see the down side. Personally. I have never made it a point to eat lots of fruit, but its the healthiest food. Its low in calories, high in fiber and vitamins, some have high levels of antioxidants, and another thing that wasn't mentioned at all in all the years of this thread: 90% of fruit is Low on the glycemic index, meaning that they are slow to digest into bloodsugar.
My girlfriend actually was on weight watches for awhile after our son was born, and they advise clients to eat as much fruit as they want since it is 0 points on their point scale(just a meanbs to calculate prtions and calries for those not familiar with weight watchers)
So let's review. Fruit: low calories, high in fiber and vitamins, healthy carbs that are low GI, give you sustained energy. So there isn't a reason not to eat your 5 a Day.
I can't see any logical reason why fruit would make you fat. Maybe excessive fruit juice will pack some punds since it has more sugar per serving without any fiber. But whole fresh fruit can only help you be healthier.
05-02-2013, 06:57 AM #81
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I have found with fruit that moderation and timing are the key. One fruit in the morning and another before or after workout will be good for you and you can still lose weight while eating fruit. Be careful not to overdo it. Especially my favorite treat of greek yogurt with tons of fruit in it. Still, compared to other sources of unhealthy carbs, I still give fruit two thumbs up.Heading towards 40 years of Pumping Iron! Never stop!
05-04-2013, 08:51 PM #82
i am awared thanks to OP, thank you OP.
05-05-2013, 04:38 AM #83
100% friend!!!! Low cals packed with vitamins
05-05-2013, 10:12 AM #84
Friend. However keep it in moderation, the fruit we eat today is far sweeter and less dense in nutrients than what we had 50, 100, 1000 years ago.Compassionate Meditation Crew
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05-05-2013, 05:40 PM #85
I try to take two V8 fruits a day, low sodium and and no added sugar. its hard to find fresh fruits while deployed, always frozen then thawed which makes them bitter and hard.
06-17-2013, 10:52 PM #86
06-21-2013, 09:07 AM #87
i love fruits.. but now that i'm counting calories, i find that fruits can easily push my calorie intake over my max. a 250 gram apple has 130 calories, 34g carbs, 0 proteins and fats. whacks out my macros.
07-14-2013, 01:38 PM #88
11-13-2013, 07:29 PM #89
How much is too much fruit?
Total I have in a day (including breakfast, pre and post workout fruit) :
2 bananas, lots of grapes, an apple, and 2 kiwis
11-19-2013, 08:20 AM #90
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I would say that it depends on if you are eating fruit instead of lets say (candy, cupcake, packaged junk) or eating fruit instead of eating nothing?
Personally I like to add fruit to most of my protein instead of lets say sugar, honey, or something sweet.
Great article though.
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