Wednesday, 9 October 2013

"But I Almost Only Eat Fruit!"

As a person interested in fitness (more like obsessed, but no one needs to know that...) I can't help but role my eyes when I hear this (see the title) from people complaining not being able to loose weight.

Now, let me get things straight, I'm not saying in any way you shouldn't be eating fruit, it has nutrients and fiber and the content of water doesn't hurt. However fruit is sweet for a reason, it has fructose, and fructose is a carbohydrate, .

The body needs carbohydrates to generate energy, however, if there's an excess, the glucose will be store as glycogen, either in the liver or in the muscles, but, if the glycogen stores are also full, it will be converted to fatty acids! *pause for dramatic sound effect*

Eating an apple it's not the same as eating that delicious chocolate cupcake off course, but, if you eat too much, it can go against loosing weight, so the key is moderation. Try to have 5 to 6 portions of a balanced mix of vegetables and fruits.

And don't forget, if you choose to drink the fruit instead of eating it, you are allowing your organism to be a lazy ass by doing the mechanical digestion. So, if you can, try to eat it (^.^)

Stay Gorgeous!


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