amazing article..thank you!
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Thread: Fruit, friend or foe?
06-05-2012, 03:42 PM #31ďObsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.Ē
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06-06-2012, 08:04 AM #32
06-06-2012, 01:08 PM #33
Even if you're trying to save on calories, there's many different types of fruits, some with not that much sugar at all. Generally the smaller a fruit is, the more calories and sugar it will have, and the larger it is the less it will have (per volume at least). So things like berries have a lot of sugar (but also a lot of nutrients), things like apples have less per volume so you can eat more and things like watermelon or cantaloupe you can eat a bunch of because they're mostly water and can fill you up more with less calories.
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06-09-2012, 03:11 PM #35
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Fruit is definitely our friend! We should never ever restrict our fruit calories, just as animals in nature do not. This is roughly how much fruit I have in a day >>
and yes I have been known to eat up to 50 bananas a day. So far I have lost 40lbs, cleared up my acne, overcome depression, bulimia and anorexia so I'm pretty happy with the results!
Go FRUIT yourself! I've lost 40lbs of blubber eating over 3000 calories a day of fruit, greens,nuts and seeds
06-09-2012, 04:31 PM #36
Anybody who had to read this article to determine whether or not they should incorporate fruit into their diets (even though it should always have been incorporated) doesn't deserve to be eating fruit. Long live fruit, and its supporters.
06-09-2012, 04:34 PM #37
06-10-2012, 11:56 AM #38
Good post man. I love throwing in a few cups of sweet fruits like peaches or strawberries with some stevia, maybe vanilla whey thrown on top. Nice way to satisfy that sweet tooth without too many calories (50-60 calories/cup for strawberries I think?) when you're in a steep deficitJohns Hopkins '16
06-10-2012, 11:57 AM #39
06-19-2012, 10:46 PM #40
great article dude, have you ever wonder about fruits or veggies that are processed, will it retain its healthy goodness and nutrients?
Nutrition Facts Labels
You never know everything thatís inside what you eat, so itís a good idea to look at the nutrition facts on a product before you purchase it. Itís easy to pick food based on how good it looks, but it gets more difficult when youíre trying to find something that tastes good but is also good for you. Nutrition facts labels can be a downer when they reveal the truth, but you should read them to make sure youíre not eating too unhealthy. Nutrition facts labels can be especially important to read if youíre trying to cut certain substances out of your diet, like sodium or carbs.
Itís also important to read nutrition facts labels correctly. Nutrition facts labels list the nutrients of food according to one serving. Unfortunately, food almost always contains more than one serving, which makes sense for food in large quantities, but is kind of bizarre when it comes to snack packs or beverages. Who eats part of a snack bag or drinks only part of a bottle, saving the rest for later? Why donít they just make one serving bags and bottles? If itís because they would be too small, thatís probably a food or drink you want to stay away from. Nutrition facts labels also usually pertain to a 2000 calorie diet, so what the nutrition facts mean to you depends on how you eat or how you should eat. They will list the number of calories per serving, but if you eat the entire contents that consisted of 2 servings, youíre actually eating twice the calories listed. This goes for all of the nutrients in the food.
Nutrition facts labels are a good guide, but theyíre not always completely factual. Theyíre more likely to represent an estimate or range of the foodís contents. Also, nutrition facts labels are now required to list the amount of trans fat in the contents, and now youíll often see products proudly claiming ďNo Trans Fat!Ē In reality, products are allowed to list 0 g of trans fats on their nutrition facts labels as long as the amount is under 1 g in a serving. So if you eat several servings, it could possibly accumulate to an amount of trans fat thatís more significant. Still, even if nutrition fact labels arenít 100 percent accurate, whether something is healthy can be quite intuitive. Itís not too hard to figure out that an apple is healthier than a candy bar without looking at its contents.
06-24-2012, 09:04 PM #41
07-10-2012, 01:33 PM #42
Can I have big bananas before and after workout , cOz I am an athlete " track and field " mornings as soon as I get up and after workout in the evening in the gym , by the way very good article contains tons Of info. Thanks
07-10-2012, 11:29 PM #43
So the saying "everything in moderation" is true! Even fruits!
07-11-2012, 05:09 AM #44
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07-11-2012, 11:20 AM #45
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So i cant eat fruits on re-feed days?
07-17-2012, 06:00 AM #46
07-19-2012, 06:47 AM #47
Berries are best when u are dietingSteven
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07-26-2012, 08:34 AM #48
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Interesting article. Definitely going to be more mindful of when I eat my daily fruit.
07-30-2012, 06:17 PM #49
Great article..Fruit and veg should be eaten everyday for there obvious health benifets..
07-31-2012, 08:19 PM #50
changes my whole perspective on fruit. Thanks!
08-09-2012, 03:22 AM #51
08-15-2012, 01:45 AM #52
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If you ask me, I don't think there's anything wrong about eating fruits. I mean if you take a deeper look at it, some of the components of body building and other health supplements are actually stuff that are extracted from various fruits.-=*That Gal Zoey*=-
10-07-2012, 07:56 PM #53
Well spoken there, its true fruits are not really discussed on forum but when you think about they do play a great part in our diet. They have natural benefits that does not need to be process.
Thank you for reminding us about how important fruits can be in our diets
10-08-2012, 12:49 AM #54
Interval Training On A Treadmill
Interval training is not for the beginner. But if you have had a regular walking or running regimen for at least six months then you are probably ready to take your workout to the next level with interval training on the treadmill.
What is interval training?
Interval training on the treadmill is where rather than a 30 minute walk or run at a steady pace, you instead mix up the speeds and incline to keep your body from becoming adjusted or used to the workout. For example; a warm-up period of ten minutes at 3.0 mph, gradually increase the speed setting to 4.5 mph and allow your body to adjust to this speed. Then run for one minute at 4.5 mph, recover for one minute at 3.5 mph, then run for one minute at 5.0 mph, recover for one minute at 3.5 mph, then run for one minute at 5.5 mph, then finally recover for one minute at 3.5 mph.
Continue to increase the speed at each interval and repeat this pattern for 10 to 20 minutes. Then cool down for 10 minutes at 3.0 mph.
Benefits of interval training
With interval training you work more muscle groups and work them harder, you will burn more calories during and after your workout, you will become stronger and faster, you will have a better overall cardio workout and better overall cardiovascular fitness and it will prevent the workout boredom that often comes with repetitive workout programs.
HIIT interval training
High intensity interval training is more advanced interval training for more advanced persons, and will reap even more benefits. You may venture into this realm even if you are less experienced in the workout would, but your numbers will vary from a more advanced workout.
To determine the difficulty of your workout consider the RPE or, rate of perceived exertion scale. 1 is very easy and 10 leaves you so out of breath you are unable to speak and you are noticeably heaving when you inhale. If you are very fit you should go for the highest end of the scale, a 9 or 10, but if you are less experienced then go for around a 6.
After a ten minute warm up cycle lower than the goal cycle, do 5 to 8 cycles of all out effort followed by a recovery cycle. An example of a more advanced cycle would be to run about 12 mph for 30 seconds (hands off of course) then walk easy for two minutes. Repeat this cycle 6 or 7 more times. If this didnĒt kick your butt then repeat the cycle but this time do it on a slight incline of ten to fifteen degrees.
If you are not this advanced you can walk instead of run, but walk on an incline of about fifteen degrees. Walk at 3 or 4 mph for a minute or so, them do a cool down stage of a walk without incline at only 2 mph for 2 or 3 minutes then repeat this 5 or 6 more times. The idea is to keep your cardio working at peak for short intervals followed by longer cool down intervals to allow your oxygen levels to get back up. If you deprive your muscles of oxygen you will begin to cramp, so it is very important to do short, intense intervals, followed by a cool down interval.
This style of exercise will not only build your cardio, but will also cause your body to burn fat stores for energy. The end result will be you will not only look better, but you will actually be healthier too. If you are new to exercise you should consult your physician to see if this type of exercise is right for you, and often a trainer will help you maximize your workout routine.
10-08-2012, 06:51 AM #55
your not gonna gain an ounce of fat if your in a your calorie maintenance, no matter how much your eating fruits.
In my last cut i was consuming all my carbs needs from fruits at whatever time of the day. ohh yeahh... it was my most successful cutting phase.
Your article is full of Broscience OP.
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10-08-2012, 06:57 AM #56
I feel like a Neg train is coming :/
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10-17-2012, 05:59 AM #57
fruit is friend.. i always smash back a banana about 30 mins before my workout.. they provide energy and reduce muscle cramps allowing me to pump out those extra few reps.
10-24-2012, 07:27 PM #58
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good to know there is still a spot in my life for fruit!
10-31-2012, 06:45 AM #59
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Great post. I hear many people talk about fruit as its a bad thing. In moderation and at the right times you can benefit form the nutrients in fruit. Moderation is key. Good job!
11-17-2012, 04:01 AM #60
a few notes i might add-
fruit isnt required to get lean or build mass,on the other hand it wont hinder your progress,and some fruits have great benefits.
in my opinion though some fruits are better then others,this are the ones i'd highly recommend:
berries-contain antioxidants and freakin high on fiber! i also read somewhere that eating berries on your last meal will help you if you train early in the morning(you'll wake up feeling more energized)
pineapple-contains digestion enzymes which are great for people like us who have very strict diets and often eat a lot of food
oranges-lots of vitamin c
medjoul dates-people who like to add dextrose in their post-workout shake,i highly recommend eating this instead,its the same principle as dextrose only this are tasty as f***(i swear to you i can eat them all day)
of course all fruit have their benefits,and the fruits mentioned above has more benefits then what i had written,but those are the main reasons why you should eat them.