Home   |   Contact   |   Help

Get Our Newsletter
Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics, and get a FREE issue of the Performance Menu journal.

Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Nutrition > Weight Gain, Weight Loss, Body Composition

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-14-2009, 06:13 PM   #1
Matthieu Hertilus
Senior Member
 
Matthieu Hertilus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 302
Default Fruit and Fat Loss

I've recently cut out all grains from diet (even the whole wheat stuff) and my main source of carbs come from fruits, veggies, and nuts. However, I don' really eat pre- or post workout as I've been using BCAA's + creatine instead and throughout the day I just take in a good amount of protein from whole food sources, fruits and veggies. My question is in regard to fruit and whether I should avoid it due to its carbs content, It just doesn't seem to make sense to only have them around my workouts as fruit is supposed to be so good for you, but then again this is a fat loss forum and I'm desperate.
Matthieu Hertilus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2009, 07:34 PM   #2
Mike ODonnell
Senior Member
 
Mike ODonnell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,596
Default

Don't sweat it...your liver will be happy to give it some glycogen. Fat loss is more calorie deficit than macronutrient ratios of carb content per day.

Just avoid sugar that is not in it's natural packaging and you should be fine.
__________________
Fitness Spotlight
The IF Life
Mike ODonnell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2009, 11:10 AM   #3
Emily Mattes
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 727
Default

I don't know, in my experience the quickest body fat loss happens when you cut out fruit as well, saving it and starchier vegetables like sweet potatoes solely for post workout.

Of course, "quickest" is relative. What I mean is I get maybe an extra 2-5%, as opposed to the 95-98% that comes simply from going Paleo, controlling caloric intake, and having a good workout program. The difference exists, but is not worth it to my sanity.

If you are above 8-9% body fat, I wouldn't even worry about it provided you aren't eating like fifteen bananas a day.
Emily Mattes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2009, 11:45 AM   #4
Garrett Smith
Senior Member
 
Garrett Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 4,368
Default

1-2 pieces of fruit a day should be no problem at all.
__________________
Garrett Smith NMD CSCS BS, aka "Dr. G"
RepairRecoverRestore.com - Blood, Saliva, and Stool Testing
My radio show - The Path to Strength and Health
Garrett Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2009, 12:45 PM   #5
Matthieu Hertilus
Senior Member
 
Matthieu Hertilus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 302
Default

Most of my fruit consumption comes in the form of a smoothie I have about 1-2 hrs after my workout which includea sbout 2/3 cup of blueberries and several strwberries. Other than that it may be an occasional orange or apple the rest of the day
Matthieu Hertilus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2009, 12:27 PM   #6
Emily Mattes
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 727
Default

Well, shit, man, don't sweat it. Fruit may be nature's candy, but that doesn't mean it's in any way comparable to Snickers bars.
Emily Mattes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2009, 04:16 PM   #7
Derek Weaver
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,642
Default

If you're in a decent enough deficit and eating adequate protein it's going to be hard to eat too many carbs from fruit or other sources. Eat some fruit, it's good for you.
__________________
Quote:
And if you don't think kettleball squat cleans are difficult, I say, step up to the med-ball
- CJ Kim
Derek Weaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2009, 07:24 PM   #8
Matthieu Hertilus
Senior Member
 
Matthieu Hertilus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 302
Default

My calorie count per day usually stays in the area of 1600 to 2000 while im doing the Strength Cycle CA WODs. Is it simply a matter of giving it more time to see ifi see results? Also, i find myself feeling a bit bloated from those smoothies i make, could it be the raw milk (use it for its good fats, proteins, and makes the smoothie taste better) I use in it or too much sugar from all the fruit I put in it?
Matthieu Hertilus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2009, 07:27 PM   #9
Derek Weaver
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,642
Default

I doubt it's the sugar. If anything it may be a reaction to the raw milk or maybe the fiber blast you're getting from all the berries. Or just all the calories you're ingesting so quickly.

And yes, give it time. Results from any diet take time.

I do well leaning out on low carbs, but it's primarily an issue of adherence more than anything. I can keep cals in check easier, but I'm capable doing the same thing with (relatively) more carbs in my diet.
__________________
Quote:
And if you don't think kettleball squat cleans are difficult, I say, step up to the med-ball
- CJ Kim
Derek Weaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2009, 08:21 PM   #10
Matthieu Hertilus
Senior Member
 
Matthieu Hertilus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 302
Default

Thanks for the input and encouragement Derek, very much appreciated and needed
Matthieu Hertilus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Subscribe to our Newsletter


Receive emails with training tips, news updates, events info, sale notifications and more.
ASK GREG

Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question
WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Olympic Weightlifting Book
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
About
Help
Newsletter
Products & Services
Gym
Store
Seminars
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
Issues
Articles
Workouts
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Resources
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator