Can you eat fruit and still lose weight or keep working towards your goals? Yes! You don’t have to give up delicious summer fruits in the name of looking good. It helps to choose the ones lowest in sugar so you can enjoy guilt-free!
Fruit is healthy, but still has sugar and carbs which, depending on the rest of your diet, can promote water retention and weight gain. If weight loss is your goal, I’d recommend eating a 5:1 ratio of veggies to fruits. Other tips are to eat them earlier in the day or enjoy them closer to a workout. Swapping out your nightly dessert for a bowl of fruit is also a good choice! Fruit has fiber, antioxidants, and nutrients, so it’s much healthier than a sugary dessert.
Here are the Best Summer Fruits
These fruits have less than 15g of sugar per fruit or 1 cup:
Pro tip: If you’re drinking a lfew glasses of Rosé, or better yet, Frozé, with your friends this summer, pair it with some watermelon to stay hydrated! ;)
Summer Fruits Highest in Sugar
These fruits have more than 15g of sugar per fruit or 1 cup serving:
These lists are only based on sugar content.
Let’s be clear- just because something is labeled high in sugar doesn’t mean it’s off limits. And testing the calories and macros in foods is not always accurate, so if your go-to fruit is on the “naughty list,” look it up and decide for yourself. Let’s not forget that moderation is your friend, too!
If you’re working out hard or have a high metabolism, you’ll need more carbs than the rest of the population so enjoy more for us! I eat apples every week and think they are very healthy – let this list guide you, not deter you!
I hope you’re enjoying your summer! As I type this I have freshly sliced watermelon on the table and am drinking a Waterloo Sparkling Water since it’s 100 degrees here in Portland and I need to stay hydrated! Stay cool, friends, and I hope you enjoy the sweet treat of summer fruits! I’d love to hear in the comments your favorite summer fruits!