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Is eating fruit fattening?



Michael Collins: There's a common misconception that fruit is fattening. Let me clear it up for you here.


Fruit, in itself does not “fatten you up”. Eating too much fruit, resulting in overstepping your caloric allowance for the day IS fattening. “Fattening” is simply eating too many calories, regardless of where they come from.


Where did this perception of fruit being fattening come from?


Well, fruit contains sugar (fructose). Eating a lot of sugar can keep your insulin raised, resulting in your body shutting off it's fat burning mechanisms. It's one of the 7 Deadly Sins of Fat Burning. If you add dietary fat to the raised- insulin environment, not only is the burning of body fat stopped, but the calories you're taking in get stored as body fat!


The lesson here is to avoid eating a bunch of high- sugar fruits at once, especially before fatty meal.  (Pssst, if you haven't yet, sign up for the newsletter. You get our special report  "Dark Side of Dieting: 21 Mistakes Avoid", which delves into the problem of a sugar + fat meal. Oh yeah, it's FREE!)


High sugar fruits would be:

Dried Fruits (stay away at all costs)









Low sugar (high payoff) fruits would be:











Tomatoes (Yes, tomatoes are a fruit as they contain seeds. They are high in Lycopene, a very powerful antioxidant, but must be cooked to get the benefit)


You gotta cook em' up!


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Apples- Contain pectin, which is a fiber that helps manage blood fats and has a healthy effect of cholesterol profiles. It's also high in the antioxidant, vitamin C. Pectin also helps stabilize blood sugar levels, and gives you a “full feeling”, making dieting easier.


Blueberries- Are relatively low in calories, and are chock full of antioxidants and phytonutrients, which help reduce inflammation and speed recovery, getting you back in the gym quicker. Not to mention the powerful protective effects on the brain!

Grapefruit- Improves insulin levels, chock full of vitamin C, and also contains a chemical that satiates you- allowing you to make better food choices on your diet.

We give an extensive list of powerful dieting and weight loss tips like these in Black Book of Secrets. We also tell you what fruits to eat for fat loss and which fruits to stay away from during a diet. Check it out- Black Book of Secrets


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