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Old 06-05-2005, 02:44 PM   #1
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fruit diet

I was wondering if this diet sounded okay? First off, I am just trying to loose about 5-10 lbs. I want to go on a diet where I only eat some fruits during the day and eat a regular dinner at night. (Small salad, some grilled chicken and veggies). I understand that this might be a little drastic or I wont be getting enough nutrients, but any other input? I came to learn that you cannot get fat off of fruit. I never heard of anyone who got fat because they liked fruit too much. If only it was that way with icecream and cookies!!!

 
Old 06-05-2005, 06:37 PM   #2
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I was wondering if this diet sounded okay? First off, I am just trying to loose about 5-10 lbs. I want to go on a diet where I only eat some fruits during the day and eat a regular dinner at night. (Small salad, some grilled chicken and veggies). I understand that this might be a little drastic or I wont be getting enough nutrients, but any other input? I came to learn that you cannot get fat off of fruit. I never heard of anyone who got fat because they liked fruit too much. If only it was that way with icecream and cookies!!!
Give me an example of what your breakfast and lunch would look like. If it would only be ONE fruit for breakfast, and ONE fruit for lunch.....then, I don't think that would be enough. Plus, I would think that you may experience fatigue without any protein, and basically all sugar. That's just my opinion. Maybe you could try oatmeal in the morning with fruit, etc etc. THen a low fat protein for lunch with fruit like low-fat cottage cheese at least for example. Or yogurt and fruit for lunch. Or some nuts, legumes, or SOMETHING with the fruit that doesn't have to be fattening. When I diet, I usually eat fruit in between my meals, lol. Good luck.

Oh and by the way, I'm sure that you know when you lose weight too fast like that...it is very hard maintain, VERY hard.

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Old 06-05-2005, 11:45 PM   #3
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Re: fruit diet

I agree with Jessica.
Fruits are healthy but the carb they contain is sugar. And if you eat sugar only, you will be hungry very quickly. And hunger can be very dangerous, as you may feel more temptation to eat something unhealthy. Therefore, I would include complex carbs in my diet - oatmeal, brown rice, vegetables.

 
Old 06-06-2005, 06:21 AM   #4
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yah, u need ur protein and carbs. eating less and less will only slow ur metabolism...just eat 5 to 6 small meals a day and excercise regularly. eat at least 8 to 12 servings of bread and 2 to 3 servings of protiens...and wheres the milk? calcium is extremely important.

 
Old 06-06-2005, 11:50 AM   #5
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Dairy is not a necessity. Calcium exists elsewhere.

 
Old 06-06-2005, 02:05 PM   #6
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Re: fruit diet

I think a couple of ounces of lowfat cheese like string cheese and an apple for breakfast is great. Cottage cheese w/ tomoato, and 1/4 of an avocado is filling for lunch.

You could also make a "fruit salad" 2 cups or so, with a few nuts and some yogurt for your morning and afternoon meals. I don't think you would be nutritionally deprived then! And you should also be losing weight.

 
Old 06-06-2005, 05:44 PM   #7
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Re: fruit diet

Hey guys thankyou for the input. So I guess oatmeal with a fruit for breakfast. I was thinking oatmeal with some strawberrys and grapes. I think the cottage cheese idea is great. How many calories are in a serving and what type of fruit can you pair it with? Thanks for the input guys. I guess I cant just diet with fruit alone!

 
Old 06-07-2005, 09:06 AM   #8
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80-100 calories per serving depending on which kind you buy. I like to pair it w/ melons (cantaloupe) or pineapple. It's really good w/ tomatoes and cucumbers and a little black pepper if you like it a bit salty.

 
Old 06-07-2005, 11:20 AM   #9
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pgta5, thankyou. i bought some today with the fruits and veggies you mentioned.

 
Old 06-07-2005, 12:15 PM   #10
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pgta5, thankyou. i bought some today with the fruits and veggies you mentioned.
I like my oatmeal with bannanas/blueberries or strawberries. And I love cottage cheese plain with salt, especially the stoneyfield kind 2%.

 
Old 06-09-2005, 06:14 AM   #11
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jessica, i tried cottage cheese with salt today and I liked it. I actuily used a salt substitute but it was still tastey. Thanks

 
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jessica, i tried cottage cheese with salt today and I liked it. I actuily used a salt substitute but it was still tastey. Thanks
No problem. I made a mistake....the name of the cottage that I like is from "Horizen" not "Stoneyfield."

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