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Is it okay to "pig out"on fruits and veggies?

You know how you can eat a whole bunch of junk food in one day and it will make you fat? Well my question is, if you eat a whole bunch of fruits and veggies in one day,would that have the same effect? Or can you eat as many fruits and veggie that you want,in one day?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:45 PM on Jan. 13, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • i think you can pretty much eat as much as you want.. fruits still have a fair amount of sugar but its not as bad as the refined sugar.

    Veggies would be the best pig out food... all those vitamins and fiber..they also make you feel fuller for longer.
    tntmom1027

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 6:49 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • No. I know people who eat healthy foods, but they eat too much and so they are overweight.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:55 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • As long as you're not eating more calories than your body needs...if you do, even if it's just fruits and veggies, you will still get fat. Of course you can eat a lot more fruits and veggies than you could junk food, b/c they're much lower in calories in general. Be careful with the high-sugar fruits like bananas and grapes.
    moniquinha

    Answer by moniquinha at 6:55 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • It depends on the fruit or veggie.

    Some have more calories than others. Of course you can't put butter, sauce, dressing, ect. on them. Some fruits & veggies have more nutrients than others. If you go to google and type in superfoods you will find sites with lists of foods. There will be different lists but some foods will be on most lists.

    Blueberries are a superfood. You can put them on a cookie sheet and freeze them a little. Then you can eat them while watching TV or a movie. Fun to eat, good for you, few calories.

    You may give yourself a lot of BM or diarrhea with some fruits & veggies like sweet potato or other things high in fiber.
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 6:56 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • Thanks!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:05 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • Moderation in all things is a good goal to set in life no matter if it's fruit & veggies or anything else. Like was said, stick with veggies and watch the fruit bc of the sugar and yesterday on the news they said grapes is high in carbs. I never knew that but they said to go light on the grapes.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 7:07 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • Everything is healthy in moderation. However, I wouldnt eat 20 bananas nor 20 avocados.. Too much potassium can make you sick, and avocados are very fattening.
    Itsonono

    Answer by Itsonono at 7:09 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • If you ate only fruits and vegetables that day, you could probably eat til you are stuffed and still not get all the calories for the day, if you don't eat the high calorie fruits. If you were eating carrots, celery, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, apples, grapefruits, etc then that would take a LOT of eating to get all the calories.
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 7:20 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • Simple answer- YES
    so long as you are not adding fats like butter, and lots of sodium... absolutely! that is how we live on a day to day basis- we are vegetarians... we LOVE fresh fruits and veggies. you should really do a little reading on the topic of "raw eating" since whole raw foods are processed so differently by your body from cooked ones. your body uses more of the fruit/veggie when it is raw, and it takes more calories to process it since it isn't already broken down by the cooking process, kind of balances out the caloric intake... against what PP said, you most definitely CAN meet your daily calorie quota on fruit & veggies alone, and it will NOT make you fat if you were to do so. Obviously there are those that contain more calories, but it is unlikely that one would consume 20 avocados in one day. lol

    Google "Raw Foods/Raw Eating" for more info on how the body uses FRESH UNCOOKED food.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 7:36 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • Everything in moderation.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:05 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

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