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7/2/13 8:32 P

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When I started low carb, I was having very high blood sugars ( diabetic ), and so I cut out fruits. I occasionally have some raspberries, and most days I have tomatoes, which are technically a fruit, but otherwise I find the risk of a stall just isn't worth eating a lot of fruit.

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6/10/13 3:35 P

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"The Whole30" diet is very strict Paleo, and they let you have fruit. They say to limit it to 1-2 servings a day, less if you are trying to lose weight. The important thing they say is to not replace your veggies with fruit. I love fruit, I wouldn't want to totally give it up!

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6/10/13 2:14 P

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I'm going to limit fruit until I can at least lose a few pounds.

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6/10/13 1:42 A

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I think fruit can stall weight loss and I eat a lot of it. I love fruit it is hard to give up along with everything else I have had to. I am still working out the balance my body can handle. It is very individual.

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6/9/13 11:21 P

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Yes Brigit, I do eat that much on average etch day. I have tried to eat less, but my stomach starts to chew on my backbone, I only eat when i am hungry and I stop when I am comfortable. I am still loosing weight and my bloodwork is all good. I learned long ago that everyone is different and so for now this is working for me.

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6/9/13 1:45 A

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Walkingman, just to clarify, do you mean 2-3 lbs. of protein-containing foods? Most paleo experts recommend somewhere between 60-120 grams (about 2- 4 oz.) of protein a day spread out over several meals.
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6/9/13 12:10 A

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I will average 4fruit servings, 8 vegetable servings and 2-3 lbs. of protein per day.

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6/8/13 3:52 P

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Thanks for posting. I was wondering too but never asked about servings of fruit, and definitely know which fruit I should avoid if I want to lose weight.
This could be the huge thing that has been holding me back!
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6/7/13 10:00 P

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Thanks everyone! I'm currently reading "The Paleo Solution: The original Human Diet"
I will be cutting out the fruit starting tomorrow. It's going to be tough...but I think it will really help with my sugar cravings, and I could use all the help I can get with that!



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6/7/13 9:38 P

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Fruit is better the closer it is to wild varieties of fruit. Those are almost always smaller (and therefore higher in fiber) and less sweet. Stay away from anything extra sweet. I agree with limiting to one serving for weight loss. I am in maintenance (although still trying to lose fat and gain muscle) and limit to no more than 2 servings of the lower-sugar fruit/day except for special occasions.

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6/7/13 11:18 A

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I agree with the listed order of preference for fruit. I try to get my fruit fix from berries, melons and citrus, and have bananas or other sugary fruit like mangoes before or after a hard workout.

Eliminating fruit for a couple weeks can also help if you're trying to break sugar cravings, then you can add them back in slowly after the cravings are controlled.

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6/7/13 10:26 A

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I found that I had too much fruit, which limited my weight loss.
But I still eat some fruit.

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6/7/13 10:22 A

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No Fruit? Who said this?
I limit fruit to one serving per day. Some days I don't have any fruit. But, I don't follow anybody else's "rules"

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6/7/13 9:58 A

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I eat fruit. It definitely stalls weight loss, but that's about it. It's healthy food, and it's not causing weight GAIN, so when I want carbs (like pre-race) that's what I eat.

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6/7/13 9:52 A

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What paleo book are you reading? Check this link out from The Paleo Solution Quick Start:

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Excerpt regarding fruit:

Fruit: "Limit fruit to: 1 serving per day if fat loss is your goal. A serving is not a whole watermelon. If you want to screw things up and not make progress, eat all the fruit you want, it’s your nickel, ride the ride as you like. RECOMMENDED FRUITS: In order of preference: Berries, melons, citrus, apples, pears. Bananas, papayas and mangoes are great for athletes post workout but dodgy for folks who want to lose
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6/7/13 9:49 A

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I'm currently reading "The Paleo Diet" and I'm a little disturbed about eliminating fruit from my diet while I'm working on losing weight. It reminds me a of Adkins a little . Does anyone have experience with eating fruit vs. no fruit. I will give it up temporarily if it really helps.

I'd love to hear others experiences and thoughts on this.

Thanks!!

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