Will Fruit Make you Fat? How to Monitor Fructose- Thomas DeLauer



Will Fruit Make you Fat? How to Monitor Fructose Lately, I’ve had a lot of people asking me to do a video on how carbohydrates work, specifically, how fruit works within the body. You see, fruits got this bad rep. We all seem to think that fruit is horrible because it’s a sugar, and it’s a carb, and we’re living in the low carb generation and yada, yada. The thing is, fruits are important. Come on. They’ve got a lot of vitamins, they’ve got a lot of things that we need, and let’s not forget the simple fact that they’re low calorie. Watch this video to learn the best time of day to eat your fruit! Head over to for more videos and blogs!

When it all comes comes down to it, I know some people will disagree, but it is somewhat of a calories in versus calories out game.

I want to tell you in this video when you can eat your fruit to get the most effect from it and to make sure that that fructose, the sugar that is found in fruit, doesn’t get converted into fat. Before I tell you the best time to eat your fruit, I want to explain how carbohydrates are stored and how they’re somewhat metabolized within the body.

You see, carbs are important source of energy for us. They’re important for brain function, they’re important for muscle function.
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When you consume carbohydrates, they’re stored in the body in one of two forms. They’re either stored as muscle glycogen or liver glycogen. What that means is it’s a stored form of carbohydrate. Your body will either shuttle those carbohydrates into storage within the muscle or into storage within the liver.

The difference is that glucose or the simple monosaccharides that come from regular starches and things like that, those are shuttled in as muscle glycogen and only muscle glycogen. Then you’ve got fructose. Fructose is shuttle in to the liver as liver glycogen. Glucose will not replenish liver glycogen or liver carbohydrates stores and fructose will not replenish muscle glycogen or muscle carbohydrates stores. It’s that simple. There’s no crisscrossing.

The liver can usually only hold roughly two to three glasses of orange juice worth of fructose or worth of carbohydrates. Whereas the muscles, obviously, you’ve got a lot more of them throughout your body can hold significantly more. You can get away with eating more starches or more regular sugars or other kinds of glucose than you can fructose.

You see, what happens is when you consume too much fructose, the liver glycogen gets full and it triggers an insomatic process that tells the body to start storing the extra fructose as body fat. More often than not, it goes right to the midsection where we don’t really want it. This is terrible if you’re trying to get in the best possible shape.

Well, let me tell you, if you crave some fruit, having it before your workout is probably going to be the best time. Why? Because the body is going to want to use that fructose first because it’s readily available for energy. Before it’s processed down the liver and stored it’s glycogen, it’s flown to the blood stream and readily available. The perfect time that you can use it when you’re in the gym.

Also, you’re going to burn through that liver glycogen really quick. You might as well eat your fruit, let yourself have some fun and enjoy the fruit right before you go to the gym. One thing that a lot of people don’t really know about is the fact that if your liver glycogen levels are low, we don’t have a lot of those glycogens storage in your liver, your body has to produce alanine from the muscles. What that means is that your body starts breaking down the muscle tissue, which means that you can catabolize. You can loss that lean muscle tissue.

We have to remember that lean muscle tissue, even if we’re not trying to get bulky is ultimately what is going to help keep our metabolism sky rocketed so that we can burn more fat and have more energy throughout the day. They’re you have it. Eating your fruit pre-workout is going to be not only help you spare some muscle and let you have your fruit, but it’s also going to give you the energy that you need.

Let’s talk about when not to eat your fruit. You’re not going to eat you fruit right after your workout. You see because after you’ve burn through that liver glycogen, your body starts pulling storage from the muscles. While the first place that your body is going to restore glycogen after a workout specifically is within the muscles. You want to restore the muscle glycogen first.

After a workout, get the muscle glycogen filled up by eating starches, and regular glucose, and regular carbohydrates and leave the fruit out of the equation. Remember, it doesn’t take much fruit to fill up the liver glycogen. We can take care of that later.

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31 thoughts on “Will Fruit Make you Fat? How to Monitor Fructose- Thomas DeLauer

  1. Am I the only one who finds this explanation a bit odd? Eating carbs is better than eating fruits?

    Number people who got obese by eating fruits: 0
    Number of people who got obese by eating carbs: NOT 0

  2. I stopped eating oatmeal in the morning with blueberries and apples and switched to two eggs and some organic cottage cheese with a small amount of cutup tomatoes and started losing weight while using X3. The amount of fruit I eat probably has little effect on my liver and isn't like drinking a glass of orange juice. Doctor Jaquish X3 program with his protein diet is killing it for a lot of people but I'm not ready to go there.

  3. I like to eat organic, clean peanut butter and apples at night…. so this means no more?? 🤷🏻‍♂️

  4. Shit I ate fruit after my morning workout while you were saying not to lmao 🤦‍♀️

  5. I just saw a more recent video where Thomas just says opposite things. So it is totally confusing and one will really take distances from what is said in general…

  6. And I NEVER have muscle cramps! I wake up, warm up, eat fruits and kimchi, work out, and go to work.

  7. Just train hard
    Listen to your body
    And eat that damn fruit

  8. So I just watched your other video recommending a mix of fructose & fast digesting carbs post workout. Does this video nullifying the previous "research based results?"

  9. I'm confused now. everyone has different opinions. I would think if you put a few strawberries to your protein shake after your workout won't store as fat. I thought it was just calories in calories out

  10. People don't get fat from real fruit lol. It's all the other shit they eat

  11. Almost all of the fructose is metabolized through liver. Less than one percent is directly metabolized so I don’t know if it matters so much when you eat your fruit. Just monitor it.

  12. Yeah. I agree that organic apples are much healthier than conventional apples.

  13. Doesnt eating an apple give you 20 carbs ? Which is more than half of the recommended 30-50 a day for ketosis. Doesnt eating an apple spike your blood sugar and take you out of ketosis? Im very confused about eating fruit . Ive been on the diet for three weeks and the only fruit Ive eaten is pomagranite .

  14. I eat fruit all day along with protein and never gain a 1lb. Fruits are water soluble and very high in fiber therefore the sugars are never a problem for me . Everyone is different . God created the trees and the fruit and said it was good 🙏🏻

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