One common misperception that many people have when it comes to fat loss is that fruit should be omitted from your diet plan. You might have read somewhere that fruit is high in sugar, so thinking that you should be cutting all sugar from your diet, fruit got the boot.
Keep in mind, to maximize your weight loss results fruit should be consumed in the morning. Fruit can keep you energized all day! Before and after strength training is ideal as well.
But, is this really a wise move?
The fact is, fruit is chalk full of antioxidants, fiber, and other important vitamins that your body needs, so in no way should it be excluded from your plan, regardless of what your goal is. In addition to that, despite the fact that it does contain some natural fruit sugar, it’s still high in fiber and the total calorie count is quite low, so if anything, this makes it a very fat loss friendly food to consume.
That said, some fruits are definitely better than others for you to be eating when fat loss is the goal. Let’s go over the top fruit choices to know about so that you can start including these in your weekly diet plan.
First, opt for an apple next time you need to bust hunger between meals. Apples contain a certain form of fiber called pectin, which offers extra special appetite blunting properties.
Plus, apples work great with a little peanut butter, which will provide the healthy fats and protein that makes this snack complete.
Berries are the next go-to fruit to be consuming regularly. All berries are loaded with antioxidants, rank low on the GI scale, and are also very high in fiber, so can help to keep those hunger pains at bay.
Blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries especially are some of the stand-out berry varieties for fat burning results.
Grapefruits are another good fruit to include in your diet plan. Many people overlook this fruit and opt for an orange to start their day with instead, but grapefruits are lower in total sugar content and will be just as high in vitamin C.
Choose one of these for a change of pace and to keep you interested in healthy eating. Remember, healthy variety is a very good thing as far as sticking with your diet goes.
Finally, don’t overlook frozen grapes as a quick treat when you’re craving ice cream. Simply wash a batch of grapes (and dry them) and then place them in the freezer for a few hours. When you take them out, they’ll have an ice cream like consistency and since you’ll have to eat them slowly, they’ll be a lower calorie treat that satisfies you.
Grapes are also full of antioxidants, so will help to enhance your health as well.
So don’t eliminate fruit any longer. Instead, simply choose smarter fruit selections so that you can maintain your fat burning results and keep your weight loss goals intact – while satisfying your sweet tooth in the process.
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