But I think I'm eating too much fruit. I know, what a dumb thing to worry about! A year ago I might have worried about eating too much Taco Bell, but fruit?!? Hah! That was not a problem. I probably ate fruit once a month. Seriously. But lately, I've been on a huge fresh fruit kick, and I do worry that I'm getting too much sugar, which converts to extra carbs and therefore fat, in my body.
Before you think I'm crazy (crazier is probably closer to the truth), here's where I'm coming from: Last summer, while I was doing the NutriMed 420 protein shakes, I started eating a bit of fruit (specifically pineapple and grapes) that we had at work, and mentioned it to my doctor, who advised me to NOT eat "any fruit that you can squeeze and get juice running down your arm" because of the above mentioned sugar/carb/fat dealie. So I didn't have any fruit until maybe December (?) and that was just an apple (because god knows *I* certainly can't squeeze any juice out of one). And then I got hooked on apples and started having one every evening. Well, we all know that apples are the gateway fruit, which led me to blueberries, and then Cuties (clementines), and then strawberries...and last week I had the mother of all juicy fruits, cantaloupe! And damned if it wasn't good!
But now I'm wondering if I might be pressing my luck with all of this fruit. For example, today I had half of an apple before I worked out, then my faux McMuffin afterward, then three Cuties around 1:30 pm, and then a late lunch (around 3:30 pm) of three cups of fresh strawberries with Fage 0% yogurt and Kashi Golean Crunch cereal (fork a strawberry, dip into the yogurt, then dip into the cereal - YUM!). My (late) dinner was a Gardenburger on a 100 calorie English muffin w/some lettuce, tomato and mustard. I actually wasn't very hungry for dinner - I had planned on roasting some asparagus, but decided to hold off.
So what do you think, dear readers? Too much fruit? I have another cantaloupe sitting on my kitchen counter and a huge container of strawberries in the fridge. Dare I press my luck by continuing to eat several servings of this fruity goodness each day? Or should I rein it in - and if so, by how much?