Does fruit or fructose make you fat?

No. Eating more calories than you burn makes you fat, whether those calories come from pasta, meat, soda, sauces or vegetables. Any amount of food/calories you consume over the average amount of calories you burn will be stored as fat. At the end of the day it is our non-fitness friendly environment that forces us to sit or not move most of the day, combined with our biology that has hard wired us to eat when food is available (and all of it) whether we are hungry or not that has led to overweight societies in developed nations. Americans eat ~250 more calories per day than they did a decade ago and move less because of technology and lifestyle. Just remember one thing: excess calories make you fat. Fruit (fructose is the natural sugar found in fruit) is an important part of everyone's diet as it contains nutrients vital to our health. Just make sure you consume the proper amount of daily calories, including fruit, which allows you to control your weight according to your goals. Use the dotFIT program to set your weight goals and for your ideal menu examples that will help you to your goals.

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