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JENNIEINKY Posts: 604
4/7/10 7:46 P

CEANNCAIT- your post was Terrific, made me lol!! KISSFAN-I'm the same way!

KISSFAN1 Posts: 6,256
4/7/10 8:52 A

Not unless you eat too many of them. I'm a banana snob, they have to be slightly green for me to eat them which means I don't eat too many of them at all since they turn yellow very quickly, LOL.

BREEZE2356 Posts: 639
4/7/10 8:43 A

No I love them in smoothies.

Breeze

C-MERRIE11 Posts: 748
4/7/10 8:06 A

i think they are great energy, they fill me up, and are perfect for me after tough workouts :)

PATINOH Posts: 480
4/7/10 7:51 A

A banana ,along with an egg & toast is my fav breakfast.Keeps me full & don't need a morn snack.

I doubt too many ppl on here gained wt from eating a banana .

JIMENESU SparkPoints: (17,003)
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4/7/10 12:18 A

NOPE! emoticon emoticon

SUMMAHFRUTE Posts: 454
4/7/10 12:05 A

NO!

CEANNCAIT Posts: 23
4/6/10 11:25 P

See many overweight monkeys out there? ;-) Seriously, bananas are great. Just cut the big ones in half and count them like you do everything else.

SHADICAR Posts: 331
4/6/10 11:15 P

Good grief-another carb diet maligning of food. Eat the banana and be happy. emoticon

SARAHAZCONA SparkPoints: (2,709)
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4/6/10 11:04 P

I've never heard of this. I know bananas are high in potassium and carbs - which is why runners eat them a lot. Nothing wrong with a banana every day :]

JURORI Posts: 647
4/6/10 11:01 P

I certainly hope not. I eat one a day! :)

MARLA97015 Posts: 269
4/6/10 9:11 P

I always have at least 1 banana a day and sometimes 2. I am low on potassium and it helps in blood pressure control. Last week, I loss 4 lbs and over the weekend I loss 2 pounds more. I think it is the whole picture of things, diet and exercise. I am eating between 1500 and 1800 cal (most days have been around 1600) and walking for 40 minutes a day right now. I am in week 2 of my program.

SUMMAHFRUTE Posts: 454
4/6/10 9:06 P

lol, no. too much of anything is unhealthy tho.

POSEY440 SparkPoints: (227,492)
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4/6/10 8:27 P

not that I know

FLOWEREDANGEL Posts: 207
4/6/10 8:15 P

I have half a banana every morning. They're a little higher calorie than some fruits and veggies but will not make you fat unless you're eating over your maintenance calorie range.

CARILOUIE SparkPoints: (83,599)
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4/6/10 8:05 P

My chiropractor likes bananas for their potassium. I think eating a banana a day helps me recover from workouts better. Maybe it's all in my head, but I really notice a difference when I don't have my bananas!

AURORA629 Posts: 2,388
4/6/10 7:23 P

Bananas are on the high side for calories as compared to veggies and other fruits, but so long as portions are in reasonable control, just like anything else, you should be able to enjoy them regularly as part of a healthy diet. No doubt about it, unless you are allergic, bananas are healthy.

HJLOCKHART Posts: 677
4/6/10 7:20 P

Bananas are just good for you, just keep tracking your food or cal.s

ANARIE Posts: 12,436
4/6/10 7:15 P

This is too funny, because there's a "banana diet" making the fad rounds right now. It says that you should eat 3 bananas a day and they'll make you skinny!

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MYREALANA SparkPoints: (28,957)
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4/6/10 5:54 P

There is no single food that is going to make or break a weight-loss plan.

LETOVERN Posts: 2,603
4/6/10 5:37 P

Bananas are very healthy. They don't make you fat. I eat one every day. I got to my goal weight eating a banana every day. They had no part in my gaining 3/4 of it back.

JJJ510 Posts: 323
4/6/10 4:59 P

I eat a banana almost every day with my cereal emoticon

SINCITYLULU1 Posts: 799
4/6/10 4:46 P

I still lost weight eating bananas.

MAJA124MOXIE Posts: 103
4/6/10 3:10 P

Bananas are higher in carbs so if you are watching your carbs it may not be the best choice. But as long as it is within your planned calories it will not inhibit your weight loss.

BROOKLYNBRIDGE Posts: 336
4/6/10 3:03 P

Eating too much makes you fat. Food items themselves do not make you fat.

ERINLINDSAY83 SparkPoints: (93,387)
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4/6/10 3:02 P

No one can say that *this* will make you fat. You can eat ANYTHING you want... in moderation. If you eat 500 bananas in a dayw ithout getting off the couch...yes, you will get fat. Bananas are one of the higher calorie fruits, but as long as you know that and plan other dietary items accordingly...you will not get fat.

JENNIEINKY Posts: 604
4/6/10 2:59 P

There are soooo many different opinions on this. I personally love a banana before work or a work out for extra energy. I realize I shouldn't sit around and eat them all day! Or even if they don't contribute to weight gain, could they prevent weight loss? I am such a fruit a holic its sad!

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