Tony, I do enjoy fruit and I have cut down on those old delicious Wunderbars and Kit Kat's and opted for fruit instead. However, my sweet tooth is still just as strong as it was before. I'm afraid I'm eating too much fruit. (I do calorie count though) but I'd like to just have a general rule of thumb when it comes to fruit. How much is too much and which fruits are better to eat in abundance compared to other fruits?
ANSWER: In theory as long as you are burning more calories than you are consuming you will lose weight and fruit is very healthy. In my opinion i would limit fruit to 3-5 pieces/servings a day. Great fruits to eat are strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and apples. This is because the berries are low in calories ( especially strawberries) and are high in fiber which will keep you full. Apples are good because they contain a good amount of fiber and they have a high water content which is also good for satiety. Although i believe 3-5 pieces/servings of fruit a day is ideal, if fruit keeps you from eating junk food then i say do not limit yourself and simply ensure that you do not go over your calorie intake for the day so you can lose 1-2lbs a week.
Tony isn't a licensed nutritionist yet, so he can't give anyone advice on what to do. Please consult your doctor for his professional opinion on a diet/nutrition program that will work for you.
Tony's blog is a journal of his experiences and what has worked for him. He lists general guidelines and suggestions only. He is NOT a professional.