There are always new diets being created and advertised online.
One of them is called the fruit diet weight loss plan. I wanted to make some comments about this diet plan.
It is advertised as one of the quickest ways to lose weight, while eating healthy foods. This is only partly true.
Fruits should be eaten in a normal meal plan, as they are very healthy (lots of antioxidants) and can help you to drop weight and feel great very quickly (if people have been eating lots of processed foods).
Here are some of the benefits of eating more fruit:
Lose weight and flush out toxins
Eating lots of fruit is good for more than just losing weight. Here’s why: fruits are one of the best detoxifiers for the human body. It is these toxins that lead to diseases and fat gain over time.
It has been shown that many of the toxins found in the body come from the fat in the body. Toxins are also found in the build up of unprocessed foods in the intestines. By eating more fruit, this material can be flushed out, which leads to detoxification.
And during all this time, your body is being flooded with high quality nutrients and vitamins (from the fruit).
What’s involved in the fruit diet?
Simply stated, you can eat fruit whenever you want to. This means anytime you feel hungry, you can grab a piece of fruit. There is no limitation.
Many people don’t consider fruit a meal, but you may be shocked at how quickly you feel full. And your hunger pangs will soon disappear.
It is very important that you drink plenty of water on this type of diet. Aim for at least 8 glasses of water each day.
Which fruits should I choose?
Firstly, start your day with a glass of warm water, with 2 tablespoons of honey and half a freshly squeezed lemon.
From there, fruits such as apples, strawberries, watermelon, and any kind of citrus fruit are the best to choose. Aim for lots of citrus fruits as they are low in sugar and come with lots of fiber (great for a smoothly running digestive system). The grapefruit is one of the best to choose.
Choose apples also, but aim to buy the smaller ones first. These are better for you as they contain pectin, phosphorous and potassium. The pectin is an oily substance found on the intestine wall. This keeps your bowel movements regular.
Why I don’t endorse the “fruit diet weight loss plan”
Fruits are very important for optimal health. And they are perfect for losing weight and cleaning out your system. You will feel lighter, have more energy and a smaller waist line if you add fruits as part of your weight loss program.
However, fruit should never be the only food group that you consume. Your body requires protein, fats and carbohydrates to function as it should. I encourage you to read my article on how I ate to get to 8.3% body fat.
The other foods groups are needed to lose weight (in fact, they are essential).
So, you should certainly eat raw fruit, make fruit salads and snack on fresh fruit during the day. Variety is important.
But you also need to eat lean meats, veggies, eggs, nuts, berries and so on. For more snack ideas, see my video on 7 snacks that ignite your metabolism.