View Full Version : Fruit high in carbs

07-04-2005, 08:17 AM
Should I just stop eating fruit all together? I mean cantaloupe is incredibly high in carbs (btw im cutting). My breakfast I have four egg whites, cereal, and fruit. I'm currently taking whey protein, fish oil, and a multi vitamin. For my other meals I eat two tunafish sandwiches, with chicken tenders. My dinner usually consists of some type of meat with rice, and mashed potatoes. Should I just drop the fruit?

07-04-2005, 08:21 AM
if it fits in your daily caloric intake then there shouldn't be a problem!

07-04-2005, 09:23 AM
Fruit is good for you, although if you're cutting I guess you might find things easier if you replace it with some veggies.

07-04-2005, 09:38 AM
Also certain fruits have less sugar than others I would still eat berries but try to stay away from citrus.

07-04-2005, 09:49 AM
Bananas might be another on the "avoid" list. But melons (except for watermelon) and berries are usually good choices.

I eat an apple every day, but I cut it into thirds and eat a chunk with a protein meal (usually cottage cheese).

07-04-2005, 09:58 AM
Why bananas, they taste so damn good in my chocolate shake :(

07-04-2005, 10:07 AM
they'e high GI carbs!

07-04-2005, 10:14 AM
I would drop the chicken tenders...breaded?

07-04-2005, 10:52 AM
hehe, but for a PWO they own :D

07-05-2005, 09:36 AM
mrelwooddowd, not the tenders tuttut

I was adding my calories up on fitday, and there pretty high. That's why I posted about the fruit, i've also decided to drop some other stuff aswell (tenders.) I hope everything goes for the best.

07-05-2005, 10:26 AM
I eat all fruits but usually bananas, berries(speacially strawberries), granny smith apples. Banana in PWO shake, berries and apple with cottage cheese and some type of nuts=)

07-05-2005, 10:30 AM
Bananas at the best thing that has happened in my PWO shakes, I am an addict.

07-05-2005, 10:50 AM
yup I put 2scoops ofON 100%whey (double rich choclate whey), 1banana, ice, and water or milk and its SO DAMN GOOOOD!!!!!!!Oh and if its a postworkout shake ill put 1/2cup of oats in it(of course blended into powder)

07-05-2005, 10:54 AM
Almost makes me forget that im cutting.

07-05-2005, 10:57 AM
what do you put in your shake holy?

07-05-2005, 11:01 AM
12oz milk, 2 scoops on 100% whey, 1 packet splenda, 1 medium banana, comes to almost exactly 500 cals with 60g protein.

When i bulk I plan on adding 1/2 cup oats and a spoon of peanut butter.

07-05-2005, 11:01 AM
Another very good shake is

12oz milk, 2 scoops vanilla protein, 1 banana, 1/2-1 cup frozen strawberries.

07-05-2005, 11:04 AM
Yeah im on a bulk right now. I would add PB to my PWO shake but I hear that its not to good to take fat right after you workout b/c it slows down digestion and your looking for nutrients to getting where they need to go as fast as possible=)

07-05-2005, 11:11 AM
I wouldn't worry about it because I've heard fruit takes longer to break down and digest, therefore you get the simple carbs over a longer period of time as opposed to a huge rush like with candy etc. Then again, if you don't give your body a reason to use those carbs(exercise) then they'll go to fat like any sugar. Correct me if I'm wrong guys!

07-05-2005, 11:20 AM
Fruit also contains fructose which is a fast sugar. but you are right fruit will be slower than lets say pure dextrose or maltodextrin.

07-05-2005, 11:22 AM
But fruits also have good health benefits=)

07-05-2005, 12:03 PM
yah fructose and all other forms of sugar ie. sucrose, lactose, glucose are simple carbs and do not need to break down to be burnt. they burn at a rate of 30 calories per minute which is one reason not to drink pop.

fruits are good for you however. many nutritional benefits. dont let the carbs scare you away.

07-06-2005, 10:54 PM
my current shake recipe consists of
1 cup milk
1 cup oj
1 cup nonfat/lowfat plan yogurt
1 scoop on vanilla powder
a few strawberries
some ground flaxseed if i feel like it

i dont know the calories on it. ill usually drink 3/4 of it hour before workout and the rest right after. im gonna try ur chocolate shake.

07-07-2005, 07:28 AM
I cant mix oj and milk, yuk lol

07-07-2005, 07:35 AM
yea my friend dared me to drink a gallon of oj and gallon of milk and hed bet i would throw up.I drank half gal of oj half gal of milk then the other half gal of oj and half gal of milk and i didnt throw up=) well not infront of him at least lol

07-07-2005, 07:40 AM
I would not be able to do that. :( gross

07-07-2005, 07:42 AM
hell yea it was gross. I felt like throwing up after the first 3cups or so lol.

07-07-2005, 09:57 AM
Fruit also contains fructose which is a fast sugar. but you are right fruit will be slower than lets say pure dextrose or maltodextrin.

Fructose has a GI index of approximately 20 where as glucose (dextrose) is 100, which is why diabetic foods are usually sweetened with fructose. Also fructose is mainly used to refill liver glycogen, so unless you are eating a large amount of fructose (>40-50g) it is not really an issue.

Anyway, if you enjoy eating fruit and it fits into your daily caloric intake, then knock yourself out. As far as bananas are concerned the more ripe the bananas become the more simple sugars they will contain, ie higher GI.

07-07-2005, 10:25 AM
Now thats some nasty stuff right there. Almost like drinking OJ after brushing your teeth.

07-07-2005, 10:27 AM
Bradley you need to spill the websites/books you learned this from. You're very informative.