Fruits and vegetables are supposed to be good for me. Five servings a day or something like that. So, I try.
There are actually some fruits I like (I’m not too big on many vegetables although I eat them). Bananas are one. They are slightly sweet. Easy to prepare. Easy to consume. Lots of fiber and potassium and other nutrients. What’s not to like?
The fact is bananas are about 105 calories a piece. That means I can eat 20 a day and I’m done for the day. Now, I’m not going to eat 20 bananas but I might eat two, maybe three. Now, all of a sudden, I’ve eaten almost the equivalent of a meal. I really have to watch what else I eat because the bananas have packed on 315 calories. That means I can another 350 calories and I have consumed a third of my calories intake for the day.
Is there something wrong with this picture?
I’m guessing that it just means that I really have to cut back on the other stuff that really has a lot of calories – bread, crackers, rice, potatoes, sugar (is this stuff all white???). It also means I have to go easy on the meat.
I still like bananas and I will still eat them (and clementines! [50 calories a pop]). It’s just something that I notices. Fruit is not a “free pass” on the calorie train.