Also, eating fruit will NEVER cut down cravings.
I’ve found that eating simple sugar increases cravings.
Have a handful of almonds, a bit of cottage cheese and a large glass of water.
That will fill you up and cut cravings more than fruit and will also have virtually no affect on your blood sugar levels.
You gain fat weight because your blood sugar has spike too high and your body starts storing the excess.
Then you get hungry again shortly after because your sugar has subsequently dropped rapidly.
Yep…vicious cycle indeed.
Fruits are good for you, very good. Eat lots of them, they will not make you fat as they usually contain more water and less calories per gram than other foods.[/quote]
Ultimately do what works for you.
Pay attention to your body. (which you are)
Everyone’s body is different and we cannot all eat the same thing and get the same result.
A calorie is not a calorie.
If your waist has gotten bigger and your are gaining weight, and the only thing that has changed is you are now eating 5 pieces of fruit a day, that should tell you something.