Is it Possible to Gain Weight on Fruits and Vegetables?



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In this video, I want to answer the question, “is it possible to gain weight on fruits and vegetables?”

When talking about fruits and vegetables, and if it will cause weight gain, it really depends on the amount and frequency you’re consuming them. Overall, you can potentially gain weight by eating fruit, but not vegetables.

Vegetables and weight gain:

• It’s unlikely that you’re going to gain weight on vegetables. Of course, you will gain weight if you consume certain vegetables like potatoes.

• For example, 7 cups of a salad with other mixed vegetables would only give you 3.8 net carbs (extremely low). 

• You may get bloating or fluid retention from consuming vegetables which can cause weight gain but not fat gain. This is really due to a digestive issue, and you should cut back on the vegetables and switch them to other things. 

Fruits and weight gain:

• Yes, you can gain weight from eating fruits. But, again, it depends on the amount that you eat and the frequency. 

• Over the years, different fruits have been changed. In general fruit now is sweeter and contains more fructose. Fructose is metabolized differently, which can cause insulin resistance and fat around the midsection.

• Fruit does contain vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. But, as far as weight gain, fruit can cause you to gain weight.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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