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Old 06-10-2012, 02:22 PM   #11
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Re: sweet potatoes versus fruit

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Nobody ever got fat solely from eating too much fruit. Dried processed fruit, maybe. Fruit rollups , maybe. Not real fruit.

Eat fruit to your hearts content. If you are in a caloric deficit, you lose fat. If you are in surplus, you gain fat. Simple as that.
I'm certainly not a dietician but I'm pretty good at math. And if an apple contains about 100 cal, then you'd have to eat a butt load of apples to even meet your caloric requirements for a day of doing nothing. Not to mention how amazingly full you feel after one apple!
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:27 PM   #12
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Fruit is great for the vitamins and minerals, but the fructose they contain is bad. So by consuming to much fructose it will turn to fat just like most sugars. If you call that a good thing carry on.
Until you name some numbers and translate that into actual quantities of fruit (and see how ridiculously large those upper bounds are), this argument carries no weight. Drinking too much water can kill you. Yeah, but how much is too much? Oh right, ridiculous amounts.
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:05 PM   #13
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I'm certainly not a dietician but I'm pretty good at math. And if an apple contains about 100 cal, then you'd have to eat a butt load of apples to even meet your caloric requirements for a day of doing nothing. Not to mention how amazingly full you feel after one apple!
The point I was going for precisely, Joe. This whole thing that fruits, certain vegetables, and legumes, and other natural foods can be bad for you.. Is absolutely absurd.
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:07 PM   #14
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Re: sweet potatoes versus fruit

http://www.parrillo.com/articles/52.pdf

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Old 06-10-2012, 03:08 PM   #15
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Re: sweet potatoes versus fruit

It mostly comes from this idea people get that if they completely eliminate certain foods they are somehow able to eat 'safe' foods with no concern for quantity.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:42 PM   #16
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Fruit is good for you. So are sweet potatoes. Eat them.

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Old 06-10-2012, 07:25 PM   #17
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Once again, an apple contains about 100 calories. Even a small, sedentary female will be eating 1200+ calories per day, and athletes eat a lot more than that. 100 calories from *any* source just aren't that significant in the grand scheme of things, especially if they bring along all the fiber and vitamins that are in fruit.

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Old 06-10-2012, 07:29 PM   #18
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Re: sweet potatoes versus fruit

Hi Katherine!

Did you read the PDF? it isn't speaking of calories. It is how the body processes Fructose from fruit even when in a calorie deficit
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Hi Katherine!

Did you read the PDF? it isn't speaking of calories. It is how the body processes Fructose from fruit even when in a calorie deficit
Yes, I read it. Show me an individual whose otherwise ideal diet failed because of an apple a day, please. (Assuming no diabetes or other pre-existing metabolic dysfunction.)

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Old 06-10-2012, 07:48 PM   #20
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Re: sweet potatoes versus fruit

You like to challenge people on the whole fruit subject, but when someone give you proof you use the same lame line. If you want to lean out (which you have no problem with) then cut out the fruit. Simple science! As mentioned before Bodybuilders are not cutting out fruit because they don't like it, they cut fruit and other carbs to get shredded.....
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