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  • #16
    A few servings everyday. Grapes, watermelon, bananas, apples, any high sugar fruits. I hate berries.

    I prefer to get my carb sources from starches though, I'm not too interested in vegetables.

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    • #17
      1: There is no reason for eating more than 3 pieces of sweet fruit a day. Even SAD advocate doctors acknowledge that more than this is unnecessary and, in some, can be problematic. If you need more carbs, tubers and roots are a better bet.
      2: That said, if dried fruit counts, at the moment I vary between two and eight portions of sweet fruit a day. So there are exceptional people and circumstances.
      Fruit isn't a vital need, you don't need all that much of it, but you don't need to force restriction either.

      When the weather is warmer, I want more fruit. When it is colder, I just want tubers and meat. But that's kinda based on my ethnicity (until VERY recently I would've been a native to the Baltic or to Scotland, where fruit is readily available in Summer and Autumn only), so there's that.
      Look at what your ancestors would have eaten and follow them. It may not be 100% right for you (you may have mezzo-American N.A. ancestors, but your body could prefer fish to red meat, for example), but it's an excellent starting point. If they didn't get much sweet fruit, there's a chance you don't need much either.
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      • #18
        I don't count carbs but I typically eat 1-1.5 a large grapefruit daily.
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        • #19
          Prefer to have my carbs mainly from starchy carbs, but usually after workout I go for bananas and when i backload in evening cherries when in season & nice bit of dark Choc or cold banana with a tbsp of almond butter !!!

          I don't really miss or crave fruit to be honest,

          Everyone in the uk go mad for strawberries like a frenzy! Especially around Wimbledon time , lame excuse to push up prices !!!



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          • #20
            Sometimes a ton, sometimes none.
            Crohn's, doing SCD

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
              Sometimes a ton, sometimes none.
              Same here.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by dkJames View Post
                Same here.
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by AngryKiwi47 View Post
                  Three of us.

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                  Four!

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by F.Fellini View Post
                    It's not the grazing that makes the SAD bad, it's what people are grazing on!!! I'm a 2-3 meal a day guy myself, but there's nothing wrong with 5 meals per day or whatever if those meals are healthy. If its 4 grain based meals and snacking on cookies with vegetable oil and HFCS, that's a different story.
                    Maybe for some, 5+ eatings per day is okay. I'm thinking people who do vigorous physical labor or professional or competitive athletes, or maybe even children or lactating women. But for the average person, eating all day isn't healthy. The body needs to undergo occasional lapses in eating in order to "clean out the garbage." Eating healthful foods is always going to be healthier than eating crap, no matter which model you use, but grazing is for ruminants, and humans aren't ruminants. There is absolutely no reason for the average office worker to eat five times per day. Even hypoglycemics would do better eating resistant starches and curing themselves (no easy task) than by feeding their condition by eating continuously.

                    Just my opinion from what I've read, and YMMV with no hard feelings.
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                    • #25
                      On the average, maybe 2 pieces of fruit or less. But that may mean a number of consecutive days without fruit, and then I eat a watermelon or a couple of pounds of cherries over a 2 day period.

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                      • #26
                        At least four or five right now. Fruit is in season where I live. Figs are falling off my tree because they are so large. Blueberries are the size dimes at my neighbors. The blackberries are finally coming in well in the woods. Fruit is at it's peak and so plentiful. I'll eat it while I can get it.

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                        • #27
                          It depends on what fruit looked good at the store they week? Nothing looked good this week so I bought nothing but I was craving fruit yesterday and had some at a restaurant. Usually in summer once or twice a day...

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
                            Four!

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                            Fifthsies!

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                            • #29
                              I eat fruit in season and try to make sure its local and organic. If you are new to Primal/Paleo and you are trying to lose weight then I suggest a strict limitation on your fruit consumption and a real focus on carb management (keeping it in the Primal sweet spot of 75 to 100 gms per day range). I didn't eat any fruit during my first 4 months of Paleo. Once you have reached your goal weight and you are fat adapted, getting in your long walks, sprints and lifting then you can back off on being so carb focused and enjoy your seasonal fruit without much thought.
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                              • #30
                                A lot. Feel much better and my weight is more stable since I stopped chasing the carb limit and avoiding the forbidden fruit.
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