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Are You Eating The Wrong Fruits For Weight Loss?

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You know how everyone says fruits are healthy?

And that they’re a key part of any weight loss diet?

There’s a common misconception that all fruits are created equal when it comes to weight loss.

But here’s the reality check…

All fruits aren’t equal when it comes to calories and sugar content!

That’s right.

While fruits are certainly packed with great nutrients and antioxidants, some are surprisingly high in calories and sugars.

Take dried fruits for example.

Protein bars studded with bits of dried fruit may seem like the perfect pre-workout snack.

But actually, dried fruit can pack up to 8 times the calories, sugar, and nutrients of fresh fruit.

That’s because the dehydrating process shrinks the fruit down, so a cup of fresh fruit and a cup of the same fruit, dried, aren’t nutritionally equivalent.

So, all those sugar calories from dried fruit can really rack up, undermining your weight loss efforts.

We even get caught up with those tropical fruits – the mangoes, the pineapples, and the bananas.

Yes, they’re delicious.

But they also contain more sugar than other fruits.

That doesn’t mean you have to eliminate those fruits from your diet.

Remember, they’re still teeming with essential nutrients and health benefits.

But when targeting weight loss, you might want to prioritize low-sugar fruits like berries, apples, and pears.

Remember, moderation is key.

So, next time you reach for that piece of fruit, don’t just think “fruit equals healthy.”

Think about the type of fruit and how it fits into your overall diet and goals.

And remember, an apple a day could indeed keep the pounds away!

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Suzan Galluzzo

Suzan Galluzzo

I’m Suzan Galluzzo, Personal Trainer, Group Trainer and Nutrition Specialist, and a mom, too. And I’m here to tell you that you can have it all (without losing your cool). I know what it’s like to be that mother, wife, and caregiver who spends most of her nights awake only to have a full-time, relentless job waiting in the morning. Without her, the household doesn’t run. I get it. Read More >

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