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SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 1,901
3/1/13 9:21 A

Low sugar fruits include all kinds of berries, pears, peaches,plums, apples, kiwi. Your trainer might not be way off the mark since eating low carb means the body has good insulin sensitivity, so our bodies can more easily take sugar from the bloodstream, allowing muscles to use it for fuel...possibly balance your pre workout meal with a protein and a carbohydrate..0% Fage Plain Greek yogurt with blueberries, Eggs or egg whites on rye toast.

Also, protein helps repair and rebuild muscles especially when eating 1/2 hour after exercise. You also might find that after a workout eating a little dark chocolate will bring on more oxygen to replenish any muscle sorness....some say brown rice cereal provides & replenishes depleted glycogen...



CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
3/1/13 7:44 A

perhaps they didn't complete the thought.

Not all fruit is high in sugar, and many people are better off choosing fruit than chips and bars.
Stick with the lower sugar versions like berries, and limit the higher ones (oranges, bananas)

JADESCHOICE167 Posts: 3
3/1/13 7:40 A

Thanks so much for your response. My daughter is a fruit and vegetable fanatic. I am more the fruit person. However, I will do like you said and focus more on the vegetables. Thanks again.

AMARISRON Posts: 1,205
2/20/13 7:20 A

Hi I love love love fruit and could probably eat thousands of calories in fruit a day, no lie! I limit my fruit due to that tendency. I try for one serving a day and focus on veggies instead. But I think moderation in all things is best! :)

WHOVIAN85 Posts: 861
2/20/13 7:20 A

Bunnykicks, that what I do, I replaced my snacks from chips and sweets to some fruit every night, midday snack ill have a small banana or small bag of grapes. I track everything and its really helped me feel full and not deprived. Ive lost 12 pounds so far.

ZELDA13 SparkPoints: (35,224)
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2/20/13 12:53 A

It might be due to the sugar content in a lot of fruit. Some fruits are lower in sugar than others. I don't know that I would cut out fruit entirely, but I would be more likely to eat apricots and berries the first two weeks and then gradually add other fruits.

SBURDEN Posts: 3,642
2/19/13 9:55 P

I never cut out fruits when dieting, whether at the beginning or during maintenance. It's never good to overeat fruit or anything, but making sure you choose good options is never a problem and I managed to lose weight!

CSROBERTSON621 SparkPoints: (83,453)
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2/19/13 9:43 P

I didn't cut out all fruit, but I did limit my fruits to the lower carb/calorie end for a few months. Not sure that there was anything special about my fruit choices that helped -- it was just the lower calories that I was after. I don't specifically limit anything anymore in maintenance, though I don't eat many bananas just due to the high-ish calories unless I've really been training hard.

I've heard some people say fruit makes them hungrier -- and though I've had this happen occasionally, mostly a piece of fruit is a satisfying snack. (And a relatively low calorie, nutrient dense choice at that.)

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,329
2/19/13 9:35 P

I can't imagine any reason why a person would want to avoid fruit when beginning a diet - other than the fact that fruit does have sugar/calories, so you might consume more calories snacking on fruit than you would if you snacked on veggies.

But fruit can be a great asset, if you can use it as a substitute to other sweet/calorie dense foods. For example, snacking on a banana instead of a bag of M&M's, or having a sliced pear for dessert instead of ice cream, or some strawberries on your oatmeal instead of brown sugar.



WILLOWYGIRL SparkPoints: (5,361)
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2/19/13 9:29 P

I would think fruits would be a good choice. Easy carbs, lots of fiber and micronutrients... This isn't the first time I've heard of a trainer giving poor nutritional advice though. They are trainer in kinesiology, not nutrition.

GRAMCRACKER46 SparkPoints: (29,215)
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2/19/13 9:12 P

Personal trainers are just that. Unless of course they are also certified as a nutritionist. I suppose the reasoning here is that fruit is higher in natural sugars. Even at that, not all fruit is the same. For instance, most berries (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry etc) are lower in glycemic index.

I would ask the trainer why!

Edited by: GRAMCRACKER46 at: 2/19/2013 (21:13)
JADESCHOICE167 Posts: 3
2/19/13 8:47 P

I've been told by a personal trainer that eating fruit when you first start working out and trying to lose weight is a bad idea. anyone else ever heard that or understand the reason why?

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