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    I started on the PB diet around two weeks ago and have been getting the low-carb flu off and on. Have I been making a mistake in eating fruit? In the beginning is it better to totally avoid ANY sugar to help get thru the transition from burning sugar to burning fat? I've been making a smoothie for breakfast almost every day with a banana, strawberries, blueberries and rasberries. Do you guys find it's better to just stick with meat, veggies and nuts 100% until our bodies adjust to burning fat for fuel?


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    It's possible that dropping all the fruit will help you get over the "low carb flu" faster, but then if you're really addicted to sugar (I am), the transition might be a bit easier if you include fruit. I did, the first month, and now have totally dropped it (second month). It's a lot easier than I thought it would be, but I don't think I could have done it a month ago. I sometimes still get cravings for something sweet, which I've been treating with a bit of flaked coconut, coconut milk, and cinnamon mixed in a pudding.


    If you're still experiencing flu symptoms, it might be best to drop at least some of the fruit. A banana has A LOT of sugar, but you might be alright with just the berries. Add some coconut milk and cinnamon and you've got yourself a kick-ass smoothie with a lot less sugar.

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      That smoothie sounds like it may be loaded with sugar. That's just not a good idea, any time. Do you know what sugar does to your liver?

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        I found that bananas in the morning made the "low-carb flu" feel that much worse, I guess from the sugar crash. So that smoothie wouldn't work for me, personally.


        That said, I didn't cut out fruit altogether, for my mental health =] but I've heard other people say it does help you get over the physical adjustment period.

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          Maybe keep some daily fruit but not a big smoothie? I like smoothies, but they&#39;re kind of like flour/bread - they pack a lot of food into a small, easily consumed volume.

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            Personally, I enjoy a fruit/coco-milk smoothie on occasion.


            1 cup of raspberries only has 5 grams of sugar:


            http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/2053/2


            1 cup of coco-milk has negligible sugars:


            http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3114/2


            And then usually I&#39;ll toss in some whey for posterity&#39;s sake with 0g sugar.


            (Of course some ice too)


            Ends up being ~20g carbs with 5-6g sugar. Not too shabby, especially considering I only do it maybe once or twice a week at most for a treat.

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              Okay, sounds like way too much sugar in my breakfast smoothie. Omelet Town here I come. Thanks for the advice folks!

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                Okay, sounds like way too much sugar in my breakfast smoothie. Omelet Town here I come

                Omelette Town is a great place to live.

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                  I LOVE my omelet breakfasts! I started using coconut oil in place of butter and that gives them a whole new twist to shake things up a bit...

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