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Bluecore 04-20-2012 12:28 PM

Fruit While Cutting
Many people are against eating Fruit while cutting, but most fruits (particularly the ones I eat) are pretty low on the Glycemic Index. I personally make it a point to eat 3 servings a day (1 of each, Orange, Banana, Apple, and sometimes a cup of 100% Grapejuice when I wanna take creatine without protein). I know Fruit has a lot of sugar in it, but when it is in fruit form (as opposed to juices) the carbs digest slowly.

Anyways, I guess my point is, why do people advise against eating Fruit during a cut? Is it simply based on the notion that you should eliminate ALL sugar from your diet while cutting? They contain a lot of fiber and have a negligible impact on your blood sugar if you eat the right ones and eat them in moderation, so I just don't buy it.

I was thinking about doubling down on my cut, since I am more or less happy with my lift progression, but I wanted to have a pound or 2 more of fat gone before the hot weather came back. For me, this would basically consist of my ditching the Grape Juice and the Orange, and my 150 calories of chocolate I eat every day (half a bar of Trader Joe's milk chocolate) to keep me from going crazy.

That would pretty much bring my carb intake per day, to 1 cup of oats, 1 cup of shredded wheat, plus the 2 pieces of Fruit, and then on workout days the carbs I put in my shake. If this ends up being too little, I will probably add a serving of carbs to my dinners on lift days. I also picked up a BCAA supplement for the first time so hopefully that will help me out. I see no reason to ditch the banana and the apple. Thoughts?

Bluecore 04-20-2012 04:26 PM

I need to correct myself in the first paragraph. What I said the "carbs digest slowly" that is not what I meant to say because it's not true. What I meant was that they have a negligible effect on blood sugar, which is a big factor in weight gain.

FitnessFreek 04-21-2012 09:18 AM

Keep eating fruit...being healthy is just as important as losing weight and many fruits can help you lose weight with pectin and other things.

irondog19 04-22-2012 04:41 PM

depends on what your cutting down for bro!(contest, beach, etc.) It also depends on how many carbs you're taking in during a day. I'm not so much against them as to they may not fit into my cut diet. But I remember points in my diet when the only carbs I had was 1 apple per day getting ready for a competition. So you just need to keep a note on how much carbs you're taking in and work around that. However, currently getting ready for the beach weather as well and still have my morning apple and banana during the day. Seem to be doing just fine.

haha love the chocolate comment though.. oh the simple things that will keep you going!

John222 07-31-2012 10:14 PM

It is true that only 1 grape fruit daily can burn fat from your body. Its very effective and contains low sugar. Lemon is also very effective for weight loss and fat burning. Orange juice is good for weight loss and it also good for our skin.

bignlean 09-16-2012 09:25 AM

fruits are good for you, keep eating them

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