Theory 1: Fruit is chock full of antioxidants and among the healthiest things you can put on your plate. Pile it on!
Theory 2: Fruit is chock full of devilish sugar, which is making you fat. Eating fruit spikes your blood sugar just like a candy bar and makes you chubby. Avoid it.
And then there’s the Weight Watchers conundrum. Fruit used to be weighted with “points,” making it limited, while veggies were a free-for-all. And then they changed their tune and made fruit free as well. What’s a girl to do?
I’ve found that it’s all about balance. I love fruit, but try to monitor just how much I’m consuming. 2-3 servings a day gets me the nutritional benefit, but not the added inches.
What’s your take on fruit?
In other news, I thought I’d post this one for the skeptics. Today’s lunch included 25 grams of protein, without the meat. Take that, chicken breast!