Not All Fruits Are Created Equal in Weight Loss

A client of mine wanted to lose weight and he is doing what he can.  He went out and bought yogurt and fruit for breakfast.  I have no idea what his other daily choices are, but if they are like his  breakfast choices, he will NOT lose weight.  Here is why…..

His Yogurt was a sugary Yoplait Lite and a banana.

This blog will tend to discuss more about fruit because I have done a blog about yogurt.  My favorite is the low carb choices of Greek yogurt, like Dannon Light and Fit GREEK yogurt (8g).).  Some like Chiobani are high in carbs (20g).  My blog on that:

A banana is high on the gylcemic index for sugar in the fruit category.  If you want to go lower on that sugar index, you need to go with citrus fruits or berries.

Here is the list on the best fruits in order from lowest in sugar to highest.  (I usually have a limited amount of berries in a day as my fruit, I put them in my Greek Yogurt)

Fruits Lowest in Sugar

Lemon, Lime, Rhubarb, Raspeberries and berries in general, Blackberries, Cranberries.

Fruits Low to Medium in Sugar

Strawberries, Casaba Melon, Cataloupe, Papaya, Watermelon, Peaches, Nectarines, Blueberries, Honeydoo melon, Apple, Guava, Apricot, Grapefruit.

Fruits Fairly High in Sugar

Plums, Oranges, Kiwifruit, Pears, Pineapple.

Fruits Very High in Sugar

Tangerines, Cherries, Grapes, Pomegranates, Mangos, Figs, Bananas.

Dried fruit, such as dates, raisins, dried apricots and prunes.


Tomorrow:  More on fruits!