Fruit and Diets - Don't Do it
Fruit and diets do not go together.
This was one big revelation when I was looking into losing weight.
Don't be deceived by all that fancy marketing. You know the sort of thing. "Eat 5 pieces of Fruit a Day" and the like. No, no, no.
Instead - think - in terms of dieting, Food is like a Mars Bar with Vitamins.
And would any self respecting dieter eat a Mars Bar without trepidation and guilt. No. So why ignore the calories in fruit - just because they are called Fructose instead of Glucose. Its still sugar.
So fruit, fruit juice, smoothies, wine gums, none are a dieter's friend.
Don't believe me? Here's some of the offenders.
400ml of Orange Juice = yummy = 166 calories.
One Banana = 100 calories.
200 grams of grapes = a healthy handful = 124 calories
So a nice fruit salad breakfast and you've managed to consume calories equivalent to a Mars Bars 448 calories. Wham!
In a nutshell: Fruit is calorific - eat with caution.