Keep it super simple, this is your Quick List for Fruit!

Low Carb Quick List: Fruit!


We hate breaking the news to new post ops that their chocolate banana peanut butter protein shakes are killing their weight loss. Carbs are even more confusing when we add fruit to the basket already containing donuts and spinach.


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Should I Eat Fruit on a Bariatric Diet? Maybe…

Everyone knows that fruit is a healthy food right up there with vegetables, right? Yes, BUT it depends on which fruit and where you are in your weight loss. If your one year Honeymoon window is closing, you don’t want to be eating little banana slice sandwiches with peanut butter and raisins! That would be a bad thing.

Fruit has vitamins, minerals, and fiber but some of it is very high in carbohydrates made of the loosely connected ‘LEGO’ sugar molecules explained in the Low Carb Quick List: Veggies! article. Keep track of all your carbs. Keep an eye on portion size and don’t eat canned fruit in syrup (Libby’s does have really nice canned Spenda peaches that I love with cottage cheese and cinnamon)

Best shortcut: DON’T add a banana to your protein drink if you’re trying to lose weight!

Ah Ha fruit moment: People who make 1000 calorie weight gainer shakes commonly use milk, peanut butter, oatmeal and bananas. Maybe not so good to use 3 of those ingredients in your bariatric protein drink, ya think? Try unsweetened almond milk, a few frozen strawberries and Inspire Whey Protein Powder. Big difference, great taste, 110 calories.


85 thoughts on “Low Carb Quick List: Fruit

  1. Jean T says:

    I just got done making a protein shake in my new Nutribullet before I read this article. I used 1 cup unsweetened almond coconut milk, 4oz Fage 0% plain yogurt,
    1 and a 1/2 scoops Dutch Choc protein powder, and 1/4 of a banana (gave Dad the rest). Next time, NO Banana!!! Thanks for posting.

  2. Roxanne says:

    Couldn’t agree more. I super love eating fruits but I make sure that I keep eating high glycemic fruits in moderation and indulge myself completely with the low glycemic ones! Not only it sates my sugar craving but it helps me lose weight too! I love to indulge my fruits with smoothies!

    • Alison Garcia says:

      Hi Daysha, once you reach the solid food stage, I would stick with the fruits on the lower end of the carb spectrum, as listed in this article. It will help you avoid stalls and keep working on achieving your goals.

    • Alison Garcia says:

      Hi Geraldine, in the article, towards the bottom, is a place to enter your email. That’s how you obtain the list. Easy, right? 🙂

    • Alison Garcia says:

      Hi Sharon, on the bottom of this article is a place to enter your email. That brings you to the list!! Easy, right?

    • Alison Garcia says:

      This would be it!! Just enter your email on the bottom of the article, and the list will appear. -Alison

    • Alison Garcia says:

      Hi Mario, bananas are a bit higher in carbs and sugar than most of the items on this list, like berries. If you are still working on reaching goal weight, you’ll want to lean toward the lower carb varieties of fruits, to help you achieve your goals that much easier!! And here’s a thought-our Inspire banana smoothie protein is so delicious, and can take care of that “banana yearning”. Smooth and creamy dreamy, it’s a ringer for that yellow fruit you know and love, because it’s made with REAL banana !! Have a look-Alison

    • Alison Garcia says:

      Hi Julie, 1/2 cup of diced cantaloupe has approximately 6g of sugar and 7g carbs, with 1g of fiber. I would enjoy this one every so often. -Alison

  3. Connie says:

    Omg!! I use a banana in my vanilla protein shake EVERYDAY for the past yr and a half!! No wonder I’ve been stuck at my current weight!!

    • Alison Garcia says:

      Hi Connie, that’s completely understandable-way to identify and troubleshoot. I also fell into the “add some fruit to my shakes/why am I stalled and now regaining” camp. By eliminating that banana, maybe trying Inspire banana smoothie flavor you could get that taste of banana, without all of the added carbs and sugar. -Alison

  4. Sheeja Paulos says:

    Great blog!!! This is really an incredible list and useful too! I really love that all useful information your have shared here! Thanks a lot for such a great information. All af these fruits will be now in my basket!

    • Suzanne Shaw says:

      It’s not delivered by email. Enter your email and the page reloads with the list. You can click to save it from there.

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