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If you're diabetic, obese, or have some sort of carbohydrate intolerance/malabsorption issue, you might need to be careful with it.
Otherwise, eat as much of it as you care for. I eat up to ten servings daily, sometimes even more.
Wow, how does this affect your weight?
I was a total fruit junkie - in one sitting I could easily eat a whole pineapple / 5 apples / multiple bananas etc. When I started on the Primal diet I first gave up refined carbs, then two weeks later I gave up fruit (except berries - lower in sugar).
Giving up fruit I noticed the biggest change in my energy levels. I also dropped quite a bit of fat in a matter of days! (I don't know how much - I don't weigh myself). You don't realise how much sugar is in fruit til you give it up - people argue that fruit is natural, but a lot of it has been genetically modified to be sweeter (I think apples are something like 40% sweeter now than in the 70's).
Maybe it works for some people still eating lots of fruit, but I know I feel better with as little sugar in my diet as possible. If you told me I could live without apples I wouldn't have believed you but weirdly, I don't miss them at all! Bluberries, raspberries etc. are the bomb - I eat lots for breakfast.
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
Something that my Loving Husband reminded me about is that losing weight and eating healthily are two separate goals. There can be overlap, but they aren't the same thing. So if you're eating to be healthy, enjoy your fruit -- it's so much better for you than processed sugary foods! If you're looking to lose weight, however, you may want to average 2 servings of fruit daily. Berries tend to have more bang for your buck; bananas are great post-workout. The best thing you can do is experiment and see what works for you.
F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)
**1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**
**First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**
I'd also like to add there's something awesome about eating seasonally.
When berries are in season, try to eat local ones. Maybe save apples for apple season (fall). Stuff that's not native to your area, eat it when it's naturally in season. You'll save money this way too.
I don't stick strictly to this rule, but in the instance of berries (mostly) I really only eat them much in their proper seasons. They just taste better that way.