If you’re trying to lose weight, you’re probably worried about ice cream, pizza, and cake…
Isn’t that one of the BEST things you can eat to shed stubborn pounds?
Not so fast!
The cause of your endless weight-loss struggles might be right in front of you: the empty fruit bowl on your kitchen table…
Isn’t a “Free Pass”
Fruit is delicious, but it isn’t a “free pass” in your diet.
A lot of people treat it that way though. They’re strict about ditching unhealthy processed foods. But they let themselves eat as much fruit as they want.
Once someone decides to lose weight, sweets, sodas and processed foods are usually the first things to go…
But you still have to eat something. You have to replace some of those calories you eliminated from your diet.
Protein and healthy fats are ideal, but people struggle to get enough of them. So they end up snacking all the time, filling up on fruit to fight off hunger pains.
That’s when the problems start. A certain chemical in fruit can be DANGEROUS if you eat too much of it. Let’s talk about that now…
Fructose: What Makes Fruits Sweet (and Sometimes Dangerous)
“Fructose” is a natural sugar found in fruit.
It’s much better than high fructose corn syrup (the stuff found in processed foods). But fructose is still sugar. Eat too much, and you can get yourself into a world of trouble.
When you eat fruits, your body processes the fructose in them quickly. This spikes your blood sugar levels, and your body releases a hormone called insulin to get things under control.