How to eat fruit without cheating

When I was young, I read an article by my father, which said the more you eat fruits and vegetables, the more fat you can get from them without counting it against your daily…

How to eat fruit without cheating

When I was young, I read an article by my father, which said the more you eat fruits and vegetables, the more fat you can get from them without counting it against your daily quota. A few years ago I started to read up on that correlation again, and it occurred to me that since I was so determined to be healthy, I would have to cheat. So, once or twice a week, when I remember that I needed something to eat that didn’t contain sugar, flour, or other suspect additives, I might look at the sticker of a fruit or vegetable I’ve never had before to see if it’s loaded with sugar or has some ingredient that I know will make my blood sugar spike.

It has been a balancing act for me. I don’t want to eat fruit or vegetables when I’m hungry. And I’m not foolish enough to eat fruit or vegetables when I don’t feel like eating them. Maybe I feel that I shouldn’t have the sticker, because I don’t want to spend all day wondering if I’m eating enough fruit or vegetables. And really, what fruit or vegetable is perfect for me? The pineapple is super sweet; the cantaloupe has a ton of fiber; and the pineapple, cantaloupe, and rhubarb have a lot of fruit inside, and hence, a lot of fiber.

Fortunately, lots of people swear by the practice, and even though I get a few munchies, I still don’t hesitate to turn to the sticker. Maybe it’s just not eating what is on the sticker, but looking at them has reminded me to make a more balanced meal, which in turn has meant more lean, tasty and nutritious options.

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