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Will Eating Bananas Hinder Weight Loss Efforts?


Q. there is an urban that if a person eats a banana daily, they will not loose weight. any truth to that statement?


A. The good news iseating fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet promotes weight loss and maintenance! There are several keys to successfully maintaining your weight: eating slowly, knowing when you’re full, and eating foods that are high in fiber (such as fruits and vegetables). Eat a banana (or any fruit or vegetable) along with whole grains and a lean protein (like eggs) as part of a complete meal to keep on track with your weight loss goals! Check out our weekly Healthy Menu Ideas for healthy meal plans and remember that physical activity is important too!


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