18 Low Glycemic Fruits To Help You Control Your Sugar Intake
A few years ago, I bought into a trendy weight loss plan where we were all of our food was portion controlled in these plastic containers. I was shocked as to how much fruit I was truly consuming in a day. I was having it in a a smoothy at breakfast, a mid morning snack, a mid afternoon snack, a pm snack with nut butter. My sugar cravings were out of control. I didn’t connect the two.
The trendy weight loss plan allowed me 2, yes 2 little red 4 ounce red containers of fruit per day. Essentially, what I was having for breakfast only. I was so aggravated, and then I felt inspired. How had I missed this? Once I ran the numbers and realized how much stinking sugar I was having, graded it wasn’t added sugar, it made sense as to why my body was craving sugar. Sugar wants more sugar, it is as simple as that.
When I did a huge commercial diet plan in my 20s, we were told we could eat as much fruit as we wanted all day. It was “free”. That thinking must have stuck with me and I hadn’t given it much thought until the a ha moment with the red containers.
It turns out the silly red containers were an important step for me in ditching added sugar from my daily food plan.
Having a small amount of a certain type of fruit in the morning works best for me. There is a method to my madness, I didn’t just arbitrarily decide on breakfast only. Here is my thinking: low glycemic fruits do not spike my blood sugar, especially when I eat them along with my go to high fat/low carb breakfast. Fruit in the morning also turns off my snack all day cravings. I am extremely sensitive to added sugar and once I stopped fighting it, life got a lot easier.
I’m sure you are wondering if I why I don’t advocate for cutting all fruit out? I am keeping fruit in my life, certain types are very healthy and needed in a balanced food plan. Also, why eliminate all fruit because I can’t be trusted around a bad of dried Mangos from Costco? Or better yet stay out of Costco in general???
Low Glycemic recommended Fruits
- All berries
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