Fruit and weight loss, does it work?
Of course, it works. If you’re going to eat fruit and eat a lot less food, you’re going to lose weight. But it’s also essential to use your common sense.
Fruit contains a lot of sugar. If you get stomach upset and low blood sugar, you may be eating too much fruit or too many high-sugar fruits.
My favorite fruits for weight loss are those that contain beneficial enzymes like pawpaw, papaya, pineapple, and kiwi fruit. Pineapple and papaya contain the enzyme bromelain, and the enzyme found in kiwi fruit has a very positive effect on the pancreas. In my opinion, these fruits are particularly useful for weight loss.
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Kiwi fruit is remarkable. It has many compounds in it that help balance the microbiome. I find that most people can tolerate kiwi fruit, even if they have a yeast infection.
Watermelon contains the amino acid citrulline and can also be good for weight loss. But remember, watermelon is very high in sugar, so limit your intake if you have a Candida or vaginal thrush problem. In cases like this, I would suggest passing on the watermelon and having some pineapple, papaya, pawpaw, or kiwi fruit.
Fruit is fine, but don’t overstep the limits. Don’t eat twelve pieces of fruit and think that it will solve your weight problem. You need more than fruit in your diet to sustain good long term health, despite what fruitarians say. I’ve never had a client who feels good in the long-term by consuming primarily fruit, day in and day out.
Eat the right kinds of fruit and eat them in moderation. My favorite fruits are berries, and you can eat plenty of those without running into any trouble. And don’t forget that avocado is also a fruit. If you’re trying to lose weight, having one avocado per day is a fantastic idea.
Make sure you’re not eating canned fruit because it’s full of syrup and sugar. Opt for tree-ripened, organic fruit if you can. Consider fruit to be part of a balanced diet, not the end-all, and be all.