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12/21/07 9:34 P

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yes, but if you don't use the sugars, carbs, calories.. it does turn into fat. It's all about imput vs output. If you are working out enough the sugar has no chance to turn to fat because it is burned up, your body uses it for energy. But if you are taking a mild aproch to your exersise routine, chances are, you are already getting all the sugars and carbs you need (unless you are on a very low carb diet). Therefore, it doesn't get used up, and it does turn to fat. That's my problem anyway, I need to exersise more.

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Sugar doesn't turn to fat. Excess calories turn to fat, whether they come from sugar, fat or protein.

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On another note I completely disagree with bluebirds comment about sugars turning straight into fat. That's just not true. Carbohydrates (sugars) are the first macromolecules your body will use to make energy.

Good sugars from fruit are the last thing you should worry about in terms of fat storage, they're great for a snack between meals and workouts, it's when you eat donuts and candy bars that you have to worry about the mass amount of sugar entering your body which is how you could get in to trouble with sugar.

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I eat much more fruit than that, always have didn't stop me from losing the weight

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12/20/07 4:44 P

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I dunno, eating fruit is obviously Much healthier than snacking on a candy bar... but fruit does have sugar. It's natural sugar, therefor better for you, but sugar turns to fat and I avoid too much fruit on my diet for this reason. Veggies are much better for my weightloss plan.

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WILLBOYWONDER's Photo WILLBOYWONDER SparkPoints: (33,320)
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12/12/07 8:55 A

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I agree that variety is a good thing. What you are having sounds reasonable. I eat plenty as well. They are good as part of a meal or just as an in between meal snack.

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12/11/07 8:35 P

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i usually average 4-5 veggies per day and 4-6 fruits per day.

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12/11/07 5:23 P

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Like everything, moderation is the key. Besides, some fruits are really high in fructose...

I personally, get 2-3 servings per day and I always give priority to high anti-oxidant level fruits, such as berries, citrus fruits, cantaloupes and apples.

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In a regular day i eat more fruits than that. I don't know, but I think it is OK.

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Thank you!

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There's one exception to the advice you've been given.

Some people are unusually sensitive to fructose; it causes a dangerous elevation in their triglyceride levels. In these people even one or two pieces a day can cause problems.

My sister's triglycerides were in the 800's. After I shared that information with her she was able to bring them down about 70%. Still high, but much better!

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12/11/07 4:15 P

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I personally think that much is totally fine- I may be wrong- but I think 4 servings a day is great! I guess you will have to see if its hindering your weight loss or not...

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12/11/07 4:12 P

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If you are staying within your calorie range and getting the rest of your nutrients, then I think the more the better!

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12/11/07 4:12 P

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Most experts recommend 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day, so this is probably okay. You should be concerned with it being "too much" if you're eating fruit in the place of other nutritious foods and/or if you're not able to meet your nutrition recommendations (for protein, carbs, fat, calories and key vitamins/minerals) each day.

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12/11/07 4:08 P

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I know too much of anything isn't good for you, but what about fruit. I had an apple before my workout, peanut butter and banana sandwhich for breakfast, an orange for a snacka and I'll probably have some grapes for a snack later on. Is that too much.

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