My client told me she stopped eating an apple a day because it was making her gain weight. In that same conversation she also mentioned how she has a few cocktails on the weekends and how she is a sucker for snacks in the break room. B U T…..she was set it was the apple doing her in. “Fruit is loaded with sugar, and sugar makes you fat,” she replied.
Let me be very clear here, no one, and I mean no one, ever got fat from eating fruit.
I don’t know anyone that’s ever said, “I can’t button my pants anymore, must be all those strawberries I’ve been eating.”
In a world with an obesity epidemic, fruit is not the culprit.
I’m not saying binge eat fruit, because yes, calories matter. I’m am saying don’t be scared to incorporate fruit into your daily diet.
If you cut fruit from your diet, you are missing out on a boat load vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants.
Bottom line, fruit doesn’t make you fat, eating too many calories does.