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    Can You Eat Too Much Fruit?

    So I've been changing my eating habits over to a primal method, which didn't really mean much more that cutting out starchy vegetables like potatoes so far.

    One thing, I've been eating a lot more fruit. We have a nearby Whole Foods, which has mixed cut up fruit cup, without the syrup, that I've been buying. Its usually some grapes and strawberries, on top of melon and calliope slices, and pineapple. I'm in the Midwest of the US, and in this heat, I've noticed I've been eating a lot of this. Probably 4-5 pounds worth a week.

    I'm also eating alot of meat (broiled chicken, salmon and beef or bison) on a big leafy vegetable platter, and tons of fresh tomatoes too. (Yo garden!!) Eggs in the morning, nuts for snacks. I've already seen a difference in the way I feel but the weights coming off slowly.

    I know the sugar in fresh fruit is different from white sugar, but fruit is also full of dietary fiber so I'm thinking its ok sugar.

    I'm wondering, I'm trying to lose 10-15 pounds while building back strength and muscles, is this too much fruit?

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    The only way you're going to know if it's too much for you is to track your results and see what happens. I can eat loads of fruit and still lose weight, but other people have to be more strict about it.
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    I think if you get diarrhoea, you should cut back on the fruit. Other than that ...
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    You can eat or drink too much of anything. Water is our preferred liquid here on this board, but drink several gallons in 1 day & watch out! Fruit is great, but try eating 2 large watermelons in a 24 hr period. You get my point. I think primitive Grok & Grokettes would overconsume fruit if it was a bumper crop & they were low on other food stuffs. But they would pay a price w/ the runs that night &/or the next day. Native peoples who because of easy & plentiful access, overconsume honey or other fruits & simpler carbs, have more dental caries than their neighbors who don't go so sugar/carb heavy, this is via Weston A. Price website archives (no link, sorry)

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    Yes you can. However, the tipping point is quite individual. There is good reason to keep your fructose bellow 50g/day though.

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    If you're doing a lot of lifting, just concentrate your fruit intake post-workout.
    I wish I liked to eat liver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magicmerl View Post
    I think if you get diarrhoea, you should cut back on the fruit. Other than that ...
    lol! That didn't stop me from eating the other 10 lbs of watermelon after eating the first 5 XD

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    I don't see why you've cut out white potato - I added it back in about a year ago, and felt great. More weight went off (sounds counter intuitive, but there you go) and energy levels rose.

    I think the bad carbs are grains? Except white rice occasionally...

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    Yes you can eat lot's of fruits.but it depend on your body situations.if your body need a fibre,vitamin than you should eat fruits.

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    I personally have to really cut fruit to almost nothing if I am trying to lose weight. Fruit just seems to make me plateau even at the level of a handful of strawberries and an apple a day. This makes me very sad, but that's how messed up my body is.

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