Why Fruits are not good for Weight Loss?
In trying to lose weight, the biggest mistake that people make in terms of dietary is that they eat too much fruit, way too often the weight! Let me break it down for you today.
Now I know some of the readers will be really shocked by this article. Because fruits are really good for you right? That’s the mentality we’ve grown up with childhood.
Our parents shout at us if we eat chocolates. But if we eat fruits, that’s ok.
Fruit being a diet food is an idea that is genetically determined in most of our brains. It’s very hard to accept a new idea when you’ve been told the opposite your entire life.
Also, fruits taste delicious. So if some dude on the internet is telling you that fruits aren’t entirely healthy, you won’t feel like accepting that. But stay with me, I’ll explain the science of it.
Now let’s get one thing straight. Most of the people really love fruits. And they are a part of their diet because unlike processed sugar, they aren’t entirely unhealthy.
You get 2 very important things from fruit – lots of fiber and lots of micronutrients. But are fruits good for weight loss?
If your goal is purely weight loss, fruit is bad for you.
But why? Don’t they have healthy sugars?! Is fruit sugar not healthy for you?
What do people mean exactly by healthy sugars? When you break down the sugar inside a fruit, you are left with the same constituent molecule that makes up sugar. When broken down to the core, there is close to no difference between a grain of sugar, honey, jaggery or fruit.
But nutritionally fruits are packed with vitamins and other micronutrients. That’s the only way fruits are healthier than sugar. It has nothing to do with the type of sugar inside fruits.
But in saying that ,every human being needs to know this. There is close to nothing you get from fruits that you don’t get from vegetables. So effectively there isn’t any reason fruits should be in your diet if your goal is weight loss. Whatever you’re losing out on by not eating fruits, you can make up by having a diet full of different kinds of vegetables.
If your goal is weight loss, sugar is your biggest enemy, I speak about this in so many of my post. When you eat fruits, you get an insulin spike in your bloodstream. And too many insulin spikes promote deposition of fat in your body.
I’m not going to go into the deep science of it, but this is what you basically need to know if your goal is weight loss. As far as possible, you wanna avoid insulin or sugar spikes in your bloodstream. Insulin spikes happen when you have sugary foods. When you eat something sugary, your body gains so much energy from that food, that it can’t even utilize that energy. So it ends up being stored as fat. The only time your body is capable of utilizing all that energy from sugary foods is after a workout.
Keep in mind, even at workout time, you shouldn’t be having a large amount of fruit. Too much sugar is always bad in terms of fat loss. So the way to go is to have a small portion of fruits after the workout only.
And as far as possible, change it up a bit. Have a new fruit every day. The only good thing that comes out of having fruits is the micronutrients. Different fruits give you different micronutrients. Your goal is to get them all.
Keep in mind, at any other time of the day, fruits are gonna make you fat. Everything you get from fruits, you can get from vegetables. We must believe in a balance of lifestyles. So don’t entirely ditch fruits from your diet. Have extremely small portions, once in a while. Moderation is the way to go.
So, Now I am sure that You know very well Why Fruits are not good for Weight Loss?