Someone told me grapes are fattening, are they?

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  1. Boots

    Boots <font color=green>Smiling at you!!!</font><br><fon

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    I have been trying to loose some weight and eat healthy. So when I have been buying groceries I was picking up some seedless grapes. I like grapes and thought that they were good for you. Well a lady I work with told me that grapes were extremely fattening and not to even eat five a day. Please tell me this isn't so!!!:(
     
  2. Regina

    Regina <font color=teal>Maybe I’ll “accidentally” drop a

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    I just love getting unsolicited advice.:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    I'm following the Ornish program, and fruits and veggies are encouraged in whatever quantity you like. The exception is avacados.

    Go ahead and eat your grapes.
     
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  4. Margie J

    Margie J <font color=navy>Please <font color=red>DON'T <fon

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    If you had the choice between the grapes and a piece of cake, the grapes would probably be better. As long as you don't overdo it, thinking you can eat a whole bunch and not gain weight. Eat a small bowl of grapes and enjoy.

    The first diet I was on (which worked BTW) did prohibit grapes, cherries, watermelon, etc. All the fruits that had a high sugar and calorie content per ounce. The diet allowed apples, oranges, 1/2 grapefruit, 1/2 banana ... things like that instead. It was really tough since I love cherries and grapes. Maybe that person you work with had been on a similar plan.
     
  5. iLovDisney

    iLovDisney The Dis'er formerly known as Mom-to-3. Add 1751 to

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    Can you believe someone really thinking grapes have fat??

    Nearly anything in reasonable proportions can be included in a healthy diet.

    Weight Watchers assigns 1 cup of grapes = 1 point. I know you're not doing WW -- My WW target is 25 points/day.

    So 1 measuring cup of grapes would be 1/25 (4%) of my day's allotted food intake. Hardly a significant amount!!!! :rolleyes:
     
  6. jsmith

    jsmith <font color=darkorchid>And now I am off to get my

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    On the other hand -if you are following one of the lo-carb plans grapes have quite a high sugar content and are high on the glycemic index-which may have been where the woman you work with got the idea that they are fattening.
    All thinks in moderation-if you don't eat a pound of them at a time, and you are not on Atkins or something similar, they should be fine
     
  7. Boots

    Boots <font color=green>Smiling at you!!!</font><br><fon

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    Thanks everyone. I am not on eating diet plan. Just trying to eat right and cut down on high calorie items. I usually eat just a few at night on a little stem thing. Maybe 10 or 12 a day.
     
  8. skuttle

    skuttle Counting the days until our next trip! Apr. 2017

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    I've been eating grapes almost everyday since I've started my diet. I started about a month ago and I've lost 19 pounds so they can't be that fattening! ;)

    For my diet, 1 serving of fruit = 10 grapes.
     

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