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Britney Spears Says Fruit Will Make You Fat

Did you hear?  Britney Spears says she’s not eating fruit because it makes her fat.

Now there is some sound nutritional advice if I’ve ever heard it.

Who doesn’t want to take their advice from a pop star who has….issues?

But she’s right isn’t she?

If you want to lose fat, you shouldn’t eat fruit because fruit is loaded with sugar and sugar makes you fat.

To be totally honest I have no idea who started this horrible rumor, so I’m just going to blame Britney.

She seems like a good scapegoat.

Before I do anymore Britney bashing, let’s crunch some numbers.

The average piece of fruit contains roughly 70 calories.  Some more, some less, but let’s just say 70 for the sake of argument.

If you follow guidelines, you should be getting at least 5 servings of fruit per day.

5 servings of fruit multiplied by 70 calories equals 350 calories from fruit.

So just from a numbers standpoint they are far from the evil, wicked fat gaining food that some make it out to be.

But let’s just throw the numbers aside for a moment and think about everything else fruit has that you NEED every single day to live life to its fullest.

You need the vitamins and minerals found in fruit.

And no, just because you take a multi-vitamin that does not mean you can skip out on the fruit.

I’m a big advocate for multi-vitamins and certain supplements, but there’s no substitute for the real thing.  The vitamins are just meant to fill some of the holes in your diet, not replace actual foods…hence the term supplement.

I’m not even going to dive into other substances called phytonutrients that are contained in fruit that are showing more and more promise in their cancer prevention abilities, as well as overall health, and those are not included in any multi-vitamin.

Fruit will not make you gain fat, it will help you LOSE fat.

Many fruits are loaded with fiber, plus they are very sweet which helps to curve many people’s cravings for sweets.

I know they help my cravings, and personally I get 4 servings of fruit in with breakfast via my homemade smoothies.

I then have a couple more servings throughout the morning, for a total of 6 servings before lunch.

Britney Spears would say that’s a sure fire way to getting jiggly and wiggly, but do you think I’m fat?

Not only that, but I’m still in Toronto with a group of fitness and nutrition experts and we’re eating breakfast and we ALL have platefuls of fruit.

Do you think any of these guys and gals are fat?

Far from it, they actually make me feel self-conscious and make me want to workout harder when I get home.

So if you’ve ever heard and/or believed that fruit will make you fat, get those thoughts out of your head right now.

Fruit will not make you fat it will help LOSE fat and it will do it quickly.

So if you’re not eating any, start by adding an apple a day.

If you eat a couple pieces of fruit a day, add another.

So listen to me and not Britney Spears when I say fruit will not make you fat.

Have a great day!


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Comments (3)

  • Alex Kay

    Thank you, OH thank you…

    I have been saying this for years.

    Pack on the fruit!

  • Alec

    Not only is fruit low in calories, like you said in the article, but it contains almost no fructose! contrary to misleading marketing beliefs. You would have to eat an entire supermarket full of fruit to gain any weight, but you’d probably be in the hospital from your stomach exploding before you’d finish.

    Hard to believe that we call ourselves a ‘civilized’ society when we have people out there saying “fruit makes you fat”. Ridiculous.

  • The Fit Dad

    Preach on Alec! I love it when there are people out there who don’t buy into all the crap.


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