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Cut fruit if you want to lose weight

“This is a half-truth,” Diversi says. “Fruit may cause people to maintain their current weight, as fruit contains fructose – sugar – which is higher in calories than vegetables.”
If you are looking to lose weight, cut your fruit consumption to the recommended two pieces per day – pears or apples are ideal – and load your plate up with veg.
“Mentally divide your plate into three,” Diversi says. “Serve yourself a large serving of veg first, followed by the protein, such as chicken or fish, and only then should you add a carbohydrate to your meal. This way you’ll give yourself the correct proportions for a healthy, well-balanced diet.”

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