When most people think about shedding a few pounds, they load up on fruits and vegetables, but can there be too much of a good thing? Apparently, yes.
Don’t get me wrong, fruit is always a healthy go-to snack, especially when you’re looking to satisfy that sweets craving and yes, it’s loaded with vitamins and minerals. However, like any other food, it still contains calories. Furthermore, dried fruit is much higher in calories compared to fresh fruit.
On average, a cup of strawberries contains 53 calories while a large orange contains 87 calories, which is not bad, but without moderation, one could easily end up consuming far more than that.
Here’s the thing: Fruit is high in fructose and carbohydrates – two things that a person needs to cut back on in order to lose weight. If you’re eating a combination of fruits, specifically a fruit salad, then the calories could add up even faster. You could be consuming anywhere from 200 to 350 calories – maybe more depending on the size of the bowl or container.