FRUIT PHOBIA? Are you scared of eating fruit or have you ever been? Do you feel like it should be feared because you’ll gain weight? In my practice helping clients, I find this to still be very common. There’s the low carb Paleo going on, diets saying all sorts of nonsense, then people hear “carb” or “sugar” and may have immediate fear, etc. It can go on and on. I want you to know, that it is okay if you have or still do fear eating fruit. I want to help you to understand more!
I can tell you that there’s only a very small percentage of people that should be careful with fruit in their diets because of health concerns like those with metabolic disorders, gut imbalances, or fructose intolerance. Other than that, Fruit is so wonderful for you and a great choice to have in your day! It’s all about balance. This does not mean loads and loads or smoothies from Jambi Juice. It means enjoying a fresh, ripe and in season yummy piece of fruit with no guilt!
Just remember this: it’s about the dose and the source of fructose. Fruit is not making you fat.
I hope this helps you and you really should not be terrified of gaining weight from enjoying some fruit. This time of year, the most outrageous and delicious fruits are in season to enjoy too. So choose organic and don’t feel guilty about eating fruit!
Some of my favorite ways to eat fruit is in the morning on an empty stomach, or for a snack, dried fruits are great, or in a smoothie.
What about you? Do you love fruit too?
Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that I am not a Registered Dietitian. While my advice relies on my own personal experience and research, what has been successful for myself and others may be not best for you. You should always consult your doctor when making changes to your diet. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.