Get Fruity with your Weight Loss Plan
There is nothing like biting into a fresh and juicy piece of sweet fruit on a hot day. Luckily, many fruits are in season during the summer months, which means that finding a piece of fruit to enjoy is easy this time of year.
Fruits are full of sugar, but unlike candy or cake, the sugar in fruits isn’t something you need to avoid at all costs. This is because fruit is also loaded with nutrients and vitamins that support a healthy diet. Snacking on fruit is one of the best decisions that you can make during your weight loss program, but it is true that some fruits are going to be better for your weight loss goals than others.
Here is a quick run-down of the best fruits for your weight loss efforts:
- Apples: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” is how the old saying goes. But can eating an apple every day keep the pounds at bay? The answer is a definite YES! Apples are a great resource for weight loss. They have under 100 calories each, and are loaded with fiber and vitamin C which means that they will keep you full while helping your immune system stay strong.
- Watermelon: Just as the name suggests, watermelon is full of water. This makes this fruit great for staying hydrated, and as water has 0 calories, the fruit itself doesn’t add much to your daily calorie allotment. In fact, one serving of watermelon has less than 50 calories. Watermelon supports weight loss by helping you to stay full by keeping you hydrated.
- Berries: Small but mighty is the best way to describe flavorful berries, such as raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. Each of these berries are loaded with antioxidants, and are a healthy resource for snacking. They are low in calories, coming in under 100 calories per cup, and are loaded with fiber to help you stay full.
Other healthy fruits include grapefruit, oranges, and kiwi, which are all sweet and so can help satisfy your sweet tooth as you are losing weight. After having weight loss surgery you need to be careful with your snacking habits, and having fruits are a great way to add a bit of sweetness to your day without adding too many calories. Still, talk to your weight loss surgeon before making any changes to your diet plan.