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Can I lose weight on a fruit diet?

I am 5’5″ and weigh 182lbs, very overweight to say the least. I have been “yo yo dieting on and off for the best part of 2 years now and I have finally come to realise that it does not work! The reason for my weight gain was simply that I went to uni and had too much of a good time 🙂 In just over a month I will be starting a slimming class with my auntie where all the meals will be well balanced, nutricious etc. However, before that begins I would like to lose as much weight as I can, really only because the slimming class is very expensive and having only just graduated i’m yet to find a job. It is my aim to try and lose 3 stone overall, if for the next month I were to eat only fruit and take plenty of vitamins, and exercised for say an hour a day (on the treadmill and weight lifting), how much could I reasonably expect to lose in the next month. I know it may not be healthy and all that but I aim to only eat about 800 to 1000 calories of fruit per day.

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12 Responses to “Can I lose weight on a fruit diet?”

  1. sidestepper11 said :

    yes you will lose weight on a purely fruit diet.
    you must also eat vegetables and minute amount of meat too to get all the vitamins your body needs. check out my blog if you want the address send me an email.

  2. sharrona said :

    Just eat small portions of a well balanced diet, protein, veggies and fruit.

    Eating just fruit will make you very unhappy, unless you have a lot of time to spend in the bathroom, and no protein is not a good mix.

    Slimming down takes a new way of eating and good common sense. Do some on line research. Be good to your body, it’s the only one you will ever have.

    good luck

  3. BabeHeart said :

    Just about any fat/gimmick diet will induce weightloss, the problem is that once off the “diet” people tend to put the weight right back on.

    Your calories will be too low if you eat as you suggest, and when you start to eat more reasonably, your body will hoard calories in case you try to ‘starve’ it again, and you’ll just gain the weight back and have to start over.

    Do it right, and do it once. Make a lifestyle change and eat a healthy, well-balanced diet all the time. Combine that with at least 1 hr of exercise at least 5 days a week. When you hit your goal, you can adjust your eating and activity to maintain your weight instead of continuing to lose.

    Good luck!

  4. The Ideal Muggle said :

    So, if you are only going to eat fruit, are you going to quit exercising? Because fruit doesnt’ give you anything to burn.
    You say that you have been “yo yo” dieting for years, so surely you would have learnt the value of “eating properly” versus “dieting”.

    Eat fruit for the next month, and when you start eating again, you will pile ALL the weight back on, and more. Your body will assume that it is being starved, and everything you eat, your body will store as fat.

    Try changing your eating habits, instead of starving your body. Also, try exercising, alternating weights with cardio.

  5. saransh said :

    include a few green vegetables in it too.
    also do a little bit of exercise.

    also good thinking………………………..

  6. angelicamaria said :

    hey hun! 1st of all gooood luck! i am sure you will do it :-)i would say you would probs lose about a stone!!! but its very dif to stay on that sorta diet and exercise forlike a month! but goood luck anyways:-)
    wouldnt it be great for weight to be as easy to put on as it is to lose! !!!!!

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  8. carolus said :

    Try to take one meal only a day and drink hot water in the morning! See if it works. but if it’s hereditary then continue as normal !

  9. milk tray. said :

    Yes,you will get the shits and lose weight that way!

  10. Hyl said :

    Hi friend!

    You can lose weight on a fruit diet and by taking vitamins, but you have to remember that vitamins in a bottle are nowhere near as healthy or effective as vitamins, minerals, macronutrients from food.

    Being a 7 year anoretic and bulimic, I have been on the whole fruit diet and popped one vitamin after another and I got really sick in a very short time. Not only are you not giving your body what it needs, but you’re giving it too little with 800-1000 calories. Your body will still go into starvation mode.

    I know this is your pre-diet until you get on your healthy one, but I really suggest you take in at least 1,200 calories of an assortment of foods, not just fruit. If you’re “very overweight”, then 1,200 is a healthy amount and will still help you drop pounds in a healthy way.

    Look: up your exercise, cut out junk that is not a necessity to your health, and have fresh natural fruits AND fresh natural vegetables AND some lean protein AND some whole grain, etc. AND drink a lot of water.

    You can lose weight without having to go on a crash diet before you get on your real one. On this diet you proposed, you admitted that you know it’s unhealthy. But consider THIS:

    If you go into starvation mode before you start your class, it’s going to take a while for your body to let go of some of that weight. Why? Because after you start feeding your body more than fruit, it’s going to hold on to as much of that other food as it can because it’s going to be afraid that you’re not going to feed it anything else for a long time. Your body doesn’t know any better. It will go into survival mode and that’s going to frustrate you. Not to mention your metabolism will be really slow at the beginning and that will make things even harder. You said it’s very expensive and you didn’t want to waste any time, but you’re going to have a hard time getting your body to let go of some of that weight after you switch diets, especially if you go from a diet very low in calories and focused around one food group to a healthier diet with more of a variety.

    This month should be used for you to prepare yourself in a healthy way.

    This is just what I’ve learned and heard a million times over and most of the time end up wishing I wasn’t too sick to listen and take the advice. Trust me.

    Here’s a cool website I found with a lot of dieting advice and a great support forum: It can really help you figure out a healthy pre-diet and it can even help you set your goal in a healthy range for the next month to let you see how much you can reasonably lose.

    I hope this helped and good luck to you!

  11. dee said :

    this might work for you now but as soon as you eat other food you will put the weight back on you have yo yo dieted thats no good you need to learn about nutrition and health food then try following a health eating program much better than diets

  12. jen said :

    I’ve increased the amount of fruit and veg I eat as I am on a diet. I weigh 11.5 – 12 stone (my scales are broken so I am guessing 🙂 ) and I am 5ft 8.

    Limiting your diet to only fruit may seem like a good idea, however, it is realistically very difficult to stick to. I drink hot water and lemon first thing in the morning to get my metabolism going the snack on fruit for breakfast. I have the same for lunch (or vegetables) and have a colourful variety every day, and then something low fat, but more substantial for tea, usually containing protein; a more balanced meal.

    It is also important to drink lots of water – I found it a struggle at first, but I’m getting used to it!

    Perhaps a day – three days detox eating raw foods (as I have been advised on here) would be a great kick start.

    I wish you well with your weight loss – I am at uni at the moment and know how the pounds can pile on!

    Best wishes,
    Jen 🙂


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