Not a day goes by where the internet doesn’t surprise me. And not in a good way.
It is getting more and more like the ‘holding your head in your hands’ or ‘hiding your face behind your hands’ kind of surprised.
This is one of those and no matter how much common sense you try and put across to people, it just doesn’t seem to sink in.
This is usually because nutrition is becoming like religion and whoever has the latest book or the flashiest You Tube channel is deemed the expert in that area, no matter if they are giving factual information or their version of it.
The thing with this type of misinformation is, it always will spread quicker than the actual truth.
So, will fruit make you fat?
Here’s the deal, everything you eat can make you fat IF it is putting you into a calorie surplus.
It doesn’t matter what that is, if you eat enough of it to push your daily calorie totals over on a consistant basis, you will gain weight.
Should you worry about eating fruit then?
> Fruit is low calorie.
> Nutrient dense
> Full of fibre.
> Full of vitamins and minerals.
> It should be one of the last things you worry about when trying to lose weight.
Why then do people tend to believe these things when they come across them online? It’s simple. It gives them a ‘simple’ answer to their ‘problem’.
After all, that is what we all want.
A simple solution to whatever problems we have.
If you are overweight or struggle with your weight and you read an article that says, ‘Fruit makes you Fat’.
The answer is simple. Stop eating fruit. The problem comes when you stop and your weight issues don’t get resolved. Because the fruit you were eating wasn’t what you should have worried about.
> You should worry more about that pizza you had again.
> You should worry more about those muffins you ate
> You should worry more about that 600 calorie mocca frappa syrupy whipped cream coffee you had after work.
> You should worry more about that bottle of wine you have for later tonight
All those things are hugely calorie dense and it doesn’t take much of them to rack up huge amounts of calories.
Whereas it would take a lot of fruit to add up to the same.
These are the things that are harder to reduce or eliminate from our diets, yet would have a more significant effect on your weight loss than eliminating fruit would.
Athletes and bodybuilders are sometimes used as examples on how fruit can affect fat loss. They make up the 1 percentile who this article ISN’T aimed at. Their needs differ greatly due to the extreme nature of their sports and the low levels of body fat they need to get to for competition. So they will take every advantage they can.
This, however is NOT you and fruit is the least of your worries. As always, common sense must come into it.
Don’t fall into the trap of always looking for the magic pill or the extreme measures.
If they worked, you would have already had success with them and wouldn’t need to read this.
But they haven’t and they won’t now.