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March 6, 2013 6:49 AM
So I've heard mixed things about eating bananas when trying to lose weight.

I eat 1 every morning cut up in greek yogurt with cinnamon and a bit of honey. I do notice it increases my sugar intake for the day (I realize the honey does as well- but I limit my sugar at lunch and dinner)

Should I eat a different fruit?? Do bananas hinder weight loss?
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March 6, 2013 6:55 AM
They won't hinder your weight loss as long as you make them fit into your calorie/macro goals for the day.
March 6, 2013 6:57 AM
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They won't hinder your weight loss as long as you make them fit into your calorie/macro goals for the day.


This! Worry more about foods with added sugar, not natural sugar. I eat a banana just about every day and as you can see by my ticker, it's not holding me back at all.
  5367199
March 6, 2013 7:02 AM
Banana eater every day. I think I am doing well ;)
March 6, 2013 7:09 AM
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Banana eater every day. I think I am doing well ;)


giggidy
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March 6, 2013 7:15 AM
I've been losing with eating 1-2 bananas a day. They are nutritious, delicious and satisfying!
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March 6, 2013 7:20 AM
Thanks everyone!!!!!!
  38265942
March 6, 2013 7:26 AM
I eat 2-3 a day. I think they are a great filling snack smile
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March 6, 2013 8:28 AM
This was great to see because I've been wondering the same thing!!
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March 6, 2013 8:31 AM
There is no hard proof that bananas...or any other food...hinders weight loss if you simply maintain your caloric intake properly. That old saying "All things in moderation." holds true here.

Good luck.
March 6, 2013 8:32 AM
It's not bad to eat ANYTHING when trying to lose weight.
  7584267
March 6, 2013 8:33 AM
QUOTE:

They won't hinder your weight loss as long as you make them fit into your calorie/macro goals for the day.


this

bananas are good for you

however I rarely eat them because my kids eat them all before I get a chance to
March 6, 2013 8:34 AM
I would say, if you are only eating one (not the whole bunch at one time), that you are fine. I would however suggest that you add some fat & protein into your breakfast, to help your body metabolize the sugar without spiking your blood sugar (which will later crash).
  6159565
March 6, 2013 8:35 AM
yes, fruit has sugar. it's supposed to. your body runs on sugar. you are meant to eat fruit. never don't eat fruit.

bananas are also full of bloat-fighting potassium and fullness-inducing fiber so imo they're helpful for weight loss!
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March 6, 2013 8:36 AM
Eat your bananas, log them, be happy. No food is going to prevent weight loss unless you eat too many calories. Last night I had gravy fries, beer and potato skins. I logged them and I'll still lose weight this week. Eat your food and enjoy it.
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March 6, 2013 8:36 AM
As long as it fits your goals I dont see the problem. I had toast with peanut butter and a banana for breakfast this morning.
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March 6, 2013 8:36 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

They won't hinder your weight loss as long as you make them fit into your calorie/macro goals for the day.


This! Worry more about foods with added sugar, not natural sugar. I eat a banana just about every day and as you can see by my ticker, it's not holding me back at all.


And adding to this. I've eaten more bananas since I started here at the end of December than I have in several years. It hasn't held me back any as long as I make it fit into my diary. In fact, it's a great way to get some extra calories in if you're falling short for your daily target... at least that's been my experience.
Edited by bookworm_847 On March 6, 2013 8:36 AM
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March 6, 2013 8:37 AM
Bananas make a happy tummy and if they are wrong I dont want to be right, but yeah. They sure as heck didnt slow my weightloss.
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March 6, 2013 8:37 AM
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It's not bad to eat ANYTHING when trying to lose weight.


And from someone who according to their ticker has lost 158lb then it must be true!

It comes down to calories in, calories out. Would you rather have one banana or two small apples? Eat whichever you like.

If I decide I want a glass of wine with dinner and some extra olive oil on my salad, I simply calculate it into my daily calories (or go for a run to 'earn' the calories!).

And nothing is better than chocolate banana icecream for a late evening snack: http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2012/08/simple-chocolate-banana-ice-cream.html
March 6, 2013 8:37 AM
I eat a banana every day hasn't made me gain.
March 6, 2013 8:38 AM
Eat a banana most every morning and I'm fine :) I personally think that if your sugars come from natural fruits youre ok !
March 6, 2013 8:38 AM
Where do you get this stuff from? Is it "bad" to eat bananas....

Bananas are fine. Obviously.
  952653
March 6, 2013 8:38 AM
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I eat 2-3 a day. I think they are a great filling snack smile


same smile
  5139654
March 6, 2013 8:40 AM
I generally eat 1-2 bananas a day, and I've lost the weight I wanted to lose.
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March 6, 2013 8:41 AM
I love bananas, and when I buy them I also eat one daily for breakfast. Unless you are diabetic, hypoglycemic, or have some other blood sugar issue, there isn't a reason in the world not to eat them-- any natural source of sugar is far less harmful to your body than processed / added.
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