Oh man, I saw the title of this thread and it seemed like a question I'd post. I have to stop myself from eating about 10 servings of fruit a day. I would if I could. Raisins in my morning oatmeal (120 cals), banana morning snack (110), apple with lunch (80), grapes in the afternoon (100), cantaloupe after work (125), fruit salad with dinner (150 cals), snack on blueberries before bed (60 cals). Yep... That sounds like an enjoyable day to me. But as you can see, I outlined the problem. Literally half my daily allowance in calories, and every single carb, become acounted for.
Best way I found to help was replacing them with veggies. I tend to now have fruits as my snacks because they are sweet and I can just pull one out and eat it, while having a double serving of vegetables with my meals. You get 2-3 times the volume of say, green beans, as you do with fruit for only 40 calories as opposed to 100+. It stinks, but I try to only go for 3 fruits a day, although going over on fruit really isn't the worst thing in the world.
Also, to keep my carb levels in check with the amount of fruit I like to eat, It works out perfectly if I have complex carbs with 2 meals a day, not three. So if I have cereal for breakfast, I have to skip the brown rice at lunch or something. And If I'm planning on pasta for dinner, I should have eggs or something in the morning. The trick is just finding a balance that you can work with and still enjoy. Too much of a good thing can hinder you, unfortunately, but having a couple too many servings of fruit a day isn't the worst thing in the world.
Maybe you can work on portion sizes? I get carried away with things like grapes and blueberries because they are so delicious I can't stop eating them. But with an apple or peach or something, there is a definitive stopping point.
I'm 5'8" stinks being shorter
Summer 2011- 215 lbs. Peak weight
Christmas 2011- 200 lbs
Start of summer 2012- 170 lbs
Fighting weights (Same day weigh ins)-
New Breed Lightweight (159) 8/4/12
weighed in at: 155
IBJJF Featherweight (150) 9/15/12
weighed in at: 148
Naga Featherweight (149) 12/1/12
weighed in at: 148
Goal is to maintain around 152. This leaves me in easy cutting range of featherweight.
| current weight: 7.0 over