The Top 10 Best FRUITS To Eat For Your Weight Loss Goals

Fruit can certainly be part of your wellness and weight loss journey. Fruit can be a source of antioxidants and certain vitamins as well as a bit of fiber. However, if you're looking to achieve a weight loss goal, there are some fruits that are going to be more in line with your goals than others.

Today, I'm sharing a sneak peek into the updated Level Up Guide from the Complete Intermittent Fasting Bundle and sharing alllll the deets you need to know in order to make your best fruit choices!

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But first... why does the type matter?

When it comes to the fruit you use, you want to opt for the lowest sugar and highest fiber sources. Dense sources of sugar, even from whole fruits, will cause an increase in insulin, the storing hormone.* Decreasing the insulin response can help with releasing fat from your fat cells in order to be used as fuel.

*For more of a deep dive into insulin's relationship with weight loss, check out THIS video.

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In order to reduce insulin, we need to reduce the types of foods that cause insulin to go up. Sugars and starches are the main culprits when it comes to increasing insulin. And the more you have of starches and sugars, the more insulin that will be released. When choosing fruits that will best serve your goals, you can use the list below to help guide your decision. These are some of the lowest sugar fruit options you can implement to best help stabilize your blood glucose levels and tap into fat burning mechanisms.


# 1 Raspberries

This is one of the all-time best fruits you could incorporate for blood sugar stabilization and weight loss goals. Raspberries are incredibly high in fiber, compared to their sugar level. 1 full cup of raspberries comes in at 8g of fiber and only 5g of sugar!! That's an INSANE sugar to fiber ratio!

Try topping these on your Grain-Free Oatmeal bowl from the Complete IF Bundle!

# 2 Blackberries

Another insanely high sugar to fiber ratio fruit. In fact, this is roughly 1:1 for sugar to fiber. This means the sugars will be released at a slower pace into the blood supply and not cause huge spikes in blood glucose (and therefore insulin) levels.

I recently saw one of the AENpeeps swapped out the raspberries in the Chia Brekky Bowl recipe for blackberries and this sounds AMAZING.

# 3 Strawberries

Just like the first two on this list, strawberries also have a pretty impressive fiber to sugar ratio: 7g sugar to 3g fiber for 1 cup. To put this into perspective, 1 cup of mangos (fresh) comes in at 31g of sugar and less than 4g of fiber.

I love pairing strawberries with homemade, sugar-free whipped cream (using heavy whipping cream) as a low-sugar dessert.