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The Lazy Way To Lose Weight By Eating Fruit

September 12th, 2007 · 22 Comments ·
 
 

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Lately, I work quite late and have the tendency to eat supper even though I know that I am going to bed soon. Instead driving out for McD fast food, I eat fruit.

Maybe it sounds too good to be true but all you have to do to maintain your ideal weight is to eat fruit every day. Fruit benefit many people wanting to lose weight. After all, it is one of the most healthy and natural foods. Fruit contains a large number of vitamins and minerals. It has also been shown that eating the whole fruit or juice is best to gain the benefits rather than taking supplements to provide each nutrient separately.

We should eat at least 5 pieces of fruit every day in order to gain the full health benefits of eating fruit.

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If you are eating about one-third of the diet as fruit and vegetables, you should notice rapid weight loss because fruit consumption helps fill the stomach faster. By doing this, it encourages less high calorie foods to be consumed. Also, fruit is also low in sodium so they help reduce the chance of gaining weight because of water retention.

Here are some tips to ensure you have at least 5 pieces of fruit in your diet:

  • Add dried fruit to breakfast cereal
  • Eat apple or pear before leaving for work
  • Eat small piece of fruit thirty minutes before light workout
  • Find recipes that contain fruit
  • Always have a bowl of fruit near TV (instead of having Mr Potato)
  • Drink more fruit juices

If you have just started making fruit in your diet plan, not to expect immediate results. It will take time. Be patient.

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22 responses so far ↓
  • Angie Tan // Sep 12, 2007 at 2:35 PM

    Ooo… Apparently, eating fruits in the morning is the best as your body can absorb the nutrients in the fruits better. Besides that, if you can eat the fruit, it is much better than taking just the juice as some places will top up with water and sugar.

    In UK, they give discounts if you shop for 5 types of greens be it fruits or vege. It’s to teach people to eat healthily.

    Oh yeah, durian, although it is a fruit, is not good. It’s high in cholesterol and has too much sugar!! ;-)

    Certain types of fruits are good but apparently manggoes have too much sugar content and should be avoided.

    Great tip. When I feel hungry, I reach for my apple or kiwi fruits. Grapes are easy too.

  • sylvesteR // Sep 12, 2007 at 3:44 PM

    I personally prefer orange and watermelon, since orange has the most ascorbic acid content and watermelon has this cooling effect and prevents dehydration. What’s more, the seeds are also high in fibre. For me,I think it’s best to have it before bed or in the morning of course.

    Well, I have also seen some ladies skipping their lunch, all they had was just an apple. I don’t think that’s the best way to lose weight, at least have some rice would be better. Well, can’t help it since they were so eager to see the results and in the end what did they get….gastric!!

  • Hafiz // Nov 28, 2007 at 1:49 AM

    Mun, great website! As for fruits, the NHS recommends in its 5-a-day campaign 5 portions per day. If someone asks about the size of a portion, my lazy way is as much as I can grab. I’ve substituted Pringles with fruits when snacking.

  • pamelakworkoutgirl // Jan 13, 2008 at 7:18 PM

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  • Hizzoner // Mar 5, 2008 at 9:34 PM

    Durian has no cholesterol – this can only be found in animal-based foods.

  • Slz // Jul 29, 2008 at 8:09 PM

    note to all, everything in moderation is the key
    i took to eating fruits whenever i felt like snacking, so on average i consumed about 1banana, 2 mandarins, 2/3 pear/apples in a day.

    the result was i experienced frequent flatulence, and a visit to a gastronomist confirmed that i had helicobacter bacteria in my gut, and also a slight intolerance from fructose(fruit sugar, namely apples and pears, not citrus fruits).

    now i take about 2 kiwifruit sized fruits a day., so its best to have ‘too much of a good thing’. Asians especially seem to have a high chance of having moderate intolerance of fructose or other sugars.

  • Sarah // Jan 15, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    hey there,

    this article caught my interest. its winter, and ive been bingin on a lot of chocolate and wafer, thus leads to my additional 3kgs.

    so, now im training myself, so that whenever i feel like having a snack, i would reach for an orange, or strawberries. other than that, im also going on a healthy diet, eating organic food. but these past week, ive only been snacking on orange, say like 5 per day. and the problem is im gaining weight, i am getting chubby. perhaps anyone have any ideas why?

  • Bt // Jan 15, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    It could be partly due to your stomach bloating from the fructose sugars of the fruit you are consuming. How it happens is when there is excess fructose/sugars in your stomach, the friendly bacteria and bad bacteria feast upon the sugars, fermenting them and thus releasing gases-you might experience flatulence.

    When you snack on those oranges, perhaps have you considered your total daily calorific intake? A healthy diet should include regular exercise, the body will metabolize the excess into fat all the same, be it organic or non-organic.

  • Sarah // Jan 15, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    I do exercises, i walk for an hour everyday, and i also practices yoga and pilates.

    Its not just the stomach, its also the cheeks.

  • sleeze // Mar 18, 2009 at 9:08 AM

    I eat one apple or 2 carrots in the morning before a bowl of cereal or oats, drink a lot of water, and full meal for lunch and a bowl of fruit salad for dinner (1banana, 1apple, 1kiwi, grapes) with 5 spoons of &peaches with 5spoons of low fat yoghurt(100g=35 cal). I have lost 20kg in 4months.I cant survive without fruits. I also exercise 5times a week for 1hr.

  • sleeze-bag // Apr 12, 2009 at 1:42 AM

    Careful there sleeze, at that rate you may become non-existant very soon!

    Too many oranges are VERY BAD for you! They have a very high sugar content and will result in weight gain not loss! Better to eat 5 DIFFERENT fruits a day. Also 5 oranges does NOT mean you are having your 5-a-day, you are just having 5 times 1 of your 5-a-day. It has to be 5 different fruit/veg (not 5 x 1 of same fruit/veg!) OK!

  • sleeze // Apr 12, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    @sleez-bag

    You have no idea how you cracked me. I could nt stop laughing. Anyway, you are right but the problem is that im fat. I needed to loose 20kg and have 10kg left. Unfortunately, it seems I have reached my plateau. I cant seem to loose any kilo now despite my exercise routine.

  • DWR // Apr 9, 2010 at 11:01 AM

    Fruit consumption will NEVER make you gain weight! If you’re having intestinal problems after consuming fruit– it’s because you have some kind of problem long before eating the fruit. Fruit sugar in it NATURAL STATE does not cause or aggravate any disease. After several years of consuming junk your body is in shock at you actually eating something healty. When the shock settles and you continue consuming fruit the body will begin a serious and often violent cleansing of toxins from your intestines and bloodstream. These detox symptoms will last up to a week and if you learn your lesson; you’ll continue to eat healthy and never have to feel badly again. Whether you’re eating oranges, strawberries, tomatos, avocados, blueberries or any other fruit, you WILL LOSE WEIGHT! You can eat, solely, 5 lbs of fresh fruit a day and easily lose 5-8 lbs/week or you can continue to eat 3-5 lbs of junk while wondering why the scale is going up! It’s your choice: be slender AND healthy with fruit or be fat AND sick from processed junk. Trust me. I used to be 180 lbs and 39% body fat. After “discovering” healthy raw fruits and some veggies I’m 128 lbs and 18% body fat. I achieved all this in 7 weeks and I was never hungry or dehydrated! The only exercise I did was walking to and from work for a total of 30 minutes roundtrip, 5 days/ week! I feel so good now and I look damn good, too.

  • Amz // Apr 15, 2010 at 11:22 PM

    Those that want to seriously lose weight need to consider a LOW GI diet (GLYCEMIC LOAD).

    Eating certain types of fruit causes to much glucose to be produced by the body. The body then has to release insulin to neutralise the glucose.

    If the body does not produce enough insulin, the glucose gets stored as fat.

    Following a LOW GI diet ensures that your blood sugar levels do not spike high then low too quickly. Too many blood sugar spikes will eventually lead to insulin resistance & thats when you become diabetic.

    Look up PATRICK HOLFORD on Amazon & see how his LOW GI diet book has helped over 10 million people lose weight.

  • Amz // Apr 16, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    OBESITY
    As well as eating no more than you need, choosing foods that keep the blood sugar even, backed up by an optimal intake of nutrients that help stabilise blood sugar, will assist you to lose weight by stabilising your appetite and burning fat. These nutrients include vitamins B3, B6 and C, zinc and chromium. Konjac fibre, a source of glucomannan, also helps to stabilise blood sugar levels. Also helpful is HCA, which slows down the ability of the body to turn excess fuel into body fat, and 5-http, which stabilises appetite. In some people, food allergies cause water retention that contributes to obesity. If you suspect any foods, the most common being wheat and dairy products, eliminate them for ten days to test whether they are associated with your weight gain. Thyroid problems can also be a factor in obesity. If all else fails, ask your doctor to check your thyroid.

    Diet advice
    Follow the diet in this book, emphasising high water-content foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables and slow-releasing carbohydrates (see Part 9). Avoid all sources of fast-releasing sugars. Experiment with fasting one day a week, or sticking to fruit only. Make aerobic exercise a regular part of your day.

    Supplements
    • 2 x Multivitamin and multimineral
    • 2 x Vitamin C 1,000mg
    • 2 x Essential Omega 3 and 6 oil capsules
    • Chromium 200mcg and HCA 750mg and 5-HTP 100mg
    • 3g Glucomannan/konjac fibre (optional)

    Omega 3 (EPA, DPA, DHA)
    What it does: What it does Promotes a healthy heart, thins the blood, reduces inflammation, improves functioning of the nervous system, promotes neurotransmitter balance and reception, relieves depression, schizophrenia, attention deficit, hyperactivity and autism, improves sleep, improves skin condition, helps balance hormones, reduces insulin resistance.

    Deficiency Signs: Dry skin, eczema, dry hair or dandruff, excessive thirst, excessive sweating, poor memory or learning difficulties, inflammatory health problems, eg arthritis, high blood lipids, depression, PMS or breast pain, water retention.

    Best food sources: Mackerel, swordfish, marlin, tuna, salmon, sardines, flax seeds, sunflower seeds.

    Optimum daily amount: Optimum daily amount: 700mg a day (100mg from a good diet; 600mg from a supplement).

    Omega 6 (GLA)
    What it does: Promotes a healthy heart, thins the blood, reduces inflammation, improves functioning of the nervous system, promotes neurotransmitter balance and reception, relives depression, schizophrenia, attention deficit, hyperactivity and autism, improves skin condition, helps balance hormones, reduces insulin resistance.

    Deficiency Signs: Dry skin, eczema, dry hair or dandruff, excessive thirst, excessive sweating , PMS or breast pain, water retention.

    Best food sources: Safflower oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, wheatgerm, sesame seeds

    Optimum daily amount: 150mg a day (40mg from a good diet; 110mg from a supplement).

  • Heleno // Jun 2, 2010 at 5:44 AM

    I weigh 98kg and wants to loose 20kg, please can grape (Purple grape) do the magic because i cant exercise where i am or what else can you advice me i need to loose this weight fast and nuturally.

  • Eve // Aug 21, 2010 at 3:42 AM

    Although fruits are healthy and full of vitamins..too much of a good thing can be harmful.

    If you eat just fruit in the morning or a lot of fruit by itself, your body sends a ton of insulin to break down the sugar. Sugar is eaten up very fast but then you have all this insulin left in your body and its not being used. This excess insulin in the blood leads to cellular insulin resistance and over stimulation or excitation of the pancreas, as well as the adrenal glands and the thyroid gland.
    This leads to many other complications including diabetes. Even though it is fruit…fructose is sugar and your body recognizes it as sugar.

    With further research I’ve found that eating something with the fruit that has a slower energy release, like some whole grain oatmeal or raw nuts, uses the excess insulin so you get fast energy from the fruit and continue to have energy from the other food and no insulin is left unused.

    It’s also important to choose fruits that have a low GI value if you are trying to loose weight. High levels of glucose in the blood have been linked to many diseases including diabetes, obesity, heart disease etc. Also, eating fruits with a lower GI value will help you maintain control of your blood sugar.

  • Patrick Kallie // Aug 21, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    You have to also be very careful with eating fruit, because you can actually eat too much fruit and that’s not a good thing either.

    It worked for me because I was able to replace all of the processed sugars with fruit.

  • JB // Aug 30, 2010 at 10:04 PM

    I have just started my detox / weight loss….I am doing the detox bit for 2 weeks with fruits smmothed up (but not too smooth)…around 3 -4 fruits..typically these could be kiwi, apple pear and peach and a little fresh ginger…around 2 large glasses come out which i drink very quickly and after wards another galsss of water. I repeat this around lunch time and later on in the afternoon. If i feel peckish in between i have mint tea with half spoon honey. I can east tomatoes / lettuce / celery as well if need be.

    NO TO…oils, butter, dairy products, chocs, sweets of any kind, potatoes, bread, flour of any kind.

    Result…after 8 days I have lost a massive 5 kg with no exercise. This is the second week which I will continue. I will report back my progress

    In the third week I am introducing a little protein and still very low fat and will continue with the fruits and water and maybe some veg too. My target is round 15- 20 Kg within 6 weeks. Then I will let it rest and eat / exercise properly to maintain and return to a more balanced diet.

    So far, I have noticed with the absence of tea and coffee…..and the introduction of the diet….i have no adverse affects and i feel really cleansed.

    Will keep all posted….write to me if you feel

    JB

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  • 'tis me // Apr 2, 2011 at 3:04 AM

    Height 5′ 4″
    Starting weight 65.41 kg
    After 8 days 57.79 kg

    then
    After another 14 days 60.8 kg

    Why? What happened?

    For the whole duration I have eaten NOTHING but fruit or ready made smoothies. The only drink I have taken is water.

    At no point have I felt hungry, I just take a bit of fruit or a mouthful of smoothy as I wanted.

    Excercise has been pretty much non existent except for sit ups and push ups.

    Why would I suddenly put on weight?

    Thanks in advance.

  • thess // May 20, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    height 5’4 newly mom desperate to loss gain!…..

    during my pregnancy my weight is 78 kg, after my labor in 2 -1/2 month my kilo is 72 i try to reduce my weight such us breast feeding often for my baby.but after 1-1/2 years my kilo reduce only to 67 then 1-1/2 yrs past i do regular exercise such as jogging and bicycle at least 1 hour every 4 times a week my weight dramatically go down to 58 i eat different kinds of fruit every day,at least one cup of rice from morning to lunch 1/2 cup for dinner and eat lots of vagetable salad. but there is one secret that i think can go down your weight every morning before you eat any thing, pls drink 1 glass of water and try go to toilet and poo. every morning for your daily routine i think this can help a lot, because now my kilo reduce to 55. but even my kilo reduce alot from 78 going down to 55 in 2 1/2 yrs, now i’m look slender but my body there is a lot of cellulite and fat deposit in my tommy,legs ,arms and bottom.so i quit to go to gym and i started set up every morning 80 times at home and practice swinging the golf club i go to driving range 4 time a week after my work now in 2 yrs past my cellulite gone and fat and my kilo turn to 49 kilo and this is my target.and all fat deposit in my arm and bottom are 80 percent gone i look better now.

  • jennifer dsouza // Dec 3, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    I am 5’4 an weigh 63, 42 yrs old. I want to loose around 4 kgs. please help

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