How many times have you been told eating fruits and vegetables is the best way to lose weight? Of course fruits and vegetables are a lot better than eating candy, starchy foods, and fatty foods, but you might be surprised to hear fruits may not help you lose weight.
One of the most important things to remember is the amount you eat will determine weight loss. Serving sizes are crucial when you’re working on losing weight. The more you eat, the less likely it will happen and while you may not realize it that can happen with fruits.
Some foods make it easy to follow when it comes to the serving sizes you eat, but other times that’s not the case. Sweet foods taste better and that can cause you to overeat without even knowing it’s happening. This makes it hard to control how much you eat. This is why it’s important portion out your foods and then leave the cupboard so you’re not tempted to eat more.
The problem you’ll have with fruit is the calorie factor. Even though they’re grown in the garden and nothing is done to them, they still have calories and that causes a problem when you’re trying to lose weight. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to count calories, keep track of points, or just eat healthier, eating too much fruit can cause you to gain weight, rather than lose it.
While fruit tastes great and are good for you, you must eat them properly or you’ll find yourself gaining weight instead of losing it. The best thing to do is find out what a serving is for the fruits you like to eat and stick to that amount. It may be hard for you to do, you must limit yourself on the amount you eat so you have the ability to lose and not gain.