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A 19-year-old female asked:

My personal trainer told me to cut carbs including fruit to lose weight. i thought fruits would help with weight loss. do i cut them out of my diet?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Trainer's wrong: Eat a healthy well-balanced diet, just eat less than you burn off. There's no magic food. You don't want to restrict or increase any of the three: protein, carbohydrate or fat, as all have important functions. Personal trainers generally don't have any formal nutritional education; that's why their trainers, not dietitians. See a dietitian for more expert advice.
Dr. David Leonardi
46 years experience
Fruit, carbs, weight: Fruit contains the sugar fructose. It promotes Insulin secretion. Insulin is a fat storage hormone. Fruit is counterproductive to wt. Loss. Most important issue for wt. Loss is avoiding sweets and starches. Avoidance will keep Insulin low and allow fat burning. Eat modest protein and lots of green veggies. Exercise. Never enough space in these boxes for me to tell whole story. Good luck.

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Slidell, LA
A 19-year-old female asked:

My personal trainer told me to cut carbs including fruit to lose weight. I thought fruits would help with weight loss. Is it true that I should cut it?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Trainer's wrong: Eat a healthy well-balanced diet, just eat less than you burn off. There's no magic food. You don't want to restrict or increase any of the three: protein, carbohydrate or fat, as all have important functions. Personal trainers generally don't have any formal nutritional education; that's why their trainers, not dietitians. See a dietitian for more expert advice.
Last updated Sep 15, 2015

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