You’re trying to lose weight so you grab a few pieces of fruit a day only to find the scales still aren’t going the right way – sound familiar. Fruit is a really confusing thing as we know fruit is good for us – right?
Yes fruit is great for us as it contains fibre and water to keep us fuller for longer and make sure we poop regularly! And it’s an easy snack option if your busy and on the run. But how much fruit should you eat? Like everything moderation (boring I know) is the key. You’re meant to have two serves of fruit per day – not 2 pieces like a lot of us are led to believe. each serve is 150g so 1 medium orange, 2 kiwi fruit, 1 pear etc.
But what about the sugar you say? like most things in life not all fruit is made equal! some fruits are high in sugar which is bad even though its natural sugar it still increases your blood sugar levels which is not good. These include the old summer favourites like watermelon, pineapple, grapes.
Fruits that are good for us include cherries, apples, oranges, strawberries, pears that keep us fuller for longer and avoid the sugar spike. Did you know over eating fruit can lead to massive weight gain?
And just to be even more of a party pooper definitely avoid dried fruit (as its not even real fruit anymore) and fruit juices as once the juice is pressed it losses a lot of the nutrition … and not only that in order to get a cup of orange juice you need about 6 oranges which is definitely more than 2 serves a day. So if you want to lose a few kilos this summer stick to the above … oh and a little watermelon on a hot summer day won’t kill you – ENJOY