Get your favorite fruits in, while still losing weight!

Top 10 Fruits for Weight loss

Fruit often gets a bad reputation in the weight loss world because they are typically high in sugar. However most fruit contain many nutrients that are beneficial to your health. Some can also help keep you full while eating fewer calories. I have provided a list of top 10 of fruits and why they are the healthier choice in the fruit world.

Berries: Berries contain important vitamins. They also have very many positive effects on cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and inflammation. Berries are also low in calories, so be sure to fill up on these!

Strawberries: Based off my list below, strawberries and bananas actually have the highest amounts of sugar, but provide great amounts of packed nutrients that outweigh the sugar. There are 3 grams of fiber and only 50 calories for a cup of strawberries. And for me, because I crave candy often, this is one of the closest fruits to crave your satisfaction of sugar instead if something much worse.

Grapefruit : Grapefruit is a healthy snack before main meals to help reduce your overall food intake. Because of it's high water content it will help increase your fullness, and not providing very many calories. Crazy enough, it takes more energy for your tummy to digest the grapefruit than the amount of calories. They are also high in vitamin C and A.

Apples: Who doesn't love apples? They are high in fiber, low in calories, and can also be quite filling! Even better, studies show they may help support weight loss. Great snack and easy to carry around!

Melons: Melons are high in water content, as well as being low in calories. So in the summer stay hydrated with some melons while losing weight.

Banana: Bananas are filled with potassium and ample nutrients. Because they are jam packed with nutrients and fiber, they are a great part of a weight loss plan. Even though they have more sugar than other fruits, if you eat a banana, it is better than heading straight to candy.

Avocado: My Favorite. Even though avocadoes are high in fat, they help promote weight loss and weight maintenance. Often times people do not realize if you cut out a tremendous amount of carbs in your diet, then you must increase your "good fats" content high enough to keep your body and metabolisms operating optimally. So by having an avocado this will help increase your good fats. Higher fats increase metabolism and testosterone levels. These levels are the main once that help in fat loss.

Oranges: Other than smelling fresh and so clean, oranges actually provide fiber and a great amount of Vitamin C. They can also keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout the day.

Kiwi: Kiwis low in calorie and high fiber. They are perfect for a weight loss plan. In addition they provide tons of nutrients and a range of health benefits.

Passion Fruit: Passion fruit is a low-calorie, high-fiber fruit that may benefit blood pressure and insulin sensitivity. Therefore another one to your list of ideal fruits for weight loss.



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Former Astros manager Andrew Jay Hinch is on a short list of candidates to become manager of the Detroit Tigers in 2021.

The question is, after being suspended and later fired for his role in the Astros sign-stealing scandal, does A.J. Hinch deserve to manage again in baseball?

It's weird to think because so much has happened in 2020, but Hinch was suspended and fired only nine months ago. His banishment, however, ends in a matter of weeks with the final out of the upcoming World Series. At that point, he will be available to manage the Tigers or any other team. There's a possibility that the Mets are interested. Some were hoping it'd be the Astros, but the Astros are committed to manager Dusty Baker for next year. After that … never say never.

Shortly after getting the Astros ax, Hinch went on MLB TV and apologized for his role in the Astros cheating scandal. Although baseball's investigation said the garbage can banging scheme was "with the exception of (Astros coach Alex) Cora, player-driven and player-executed," Hinch took responsibility as manager and didn't challenge his punishment. No players were punished.

"I still feel responsible and will always feel responsible as the man out front," Hinch said. "As the leader, I was in charge of the team. I put out a statement to apologize. But there is something different to doing it on camera and putting a face to an apology, and saying I'm sorry to the league, to baseball, to fans, to players, to the coaches.

"It happened on my watch. I'm not proud of that. I'll never be proud of it. I didn't like it. But I have to own it. And the commissioner's office made very, very clear that the GM and the manager were in position to make sure that nothing like this happened. And we fell short."

In effect, while Hinch didn't authorize or participate in the sign-stealing scandal, he didn't do enough (really anything) to stop it. He is the rare case of being a guilty bystander.

To be clear, Hinch has not been offered the Detroit manager job. However, he has more experience and more wins under his belt than most of the other candidates being considered.

Hinch's reputation is blemished, but his credentials can't be disputed. During his five years as Astros manager, the team never had a losing season, won 100 or more games three times, including a team record 107 wins last year, made the playoffs three times and won a World Series.

Has baseball forgiven Hinch, and does he deserve another chance to manage in the big leagues? This is America, the land of forgiveness and second chances.

As Mahatma Gandhi said, "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."

Hinch knew his team was cheating and didn't do enough to stop it. There's no defense for that. But I think he's paid enough of a price to get back in baseball.

Mike Tyson raped a woman, went to jail, and now he's practically America's sweetheart. Hillary forgave Bill. We not only forgave Confederate leaders, we built schools and statues to honor them. Martha Stewart went to jail for insider trading, now she's back on TV baking crumpets. Ozzy Osbourne was arrested for pee'ing on a monument outside the Alamo, there is no more sacred place in Texas, and now he sells out concerts at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

Pee-wee Herman, well, let's not say what he was caught doing, but he's planning to tour the U.S. celebrating the 35th anniversary of Pee-wee's Big Adventure movie.

Remember, Hinch was suspended for a year. It could have been worse. Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has the power to ban people for life. Since becoming the commish, Manfred has permanently banished two people: former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa for hacking into the Astros computer database, and former Atlanta Braves general manager, John Coppolella for signing international players illegally.

Manfred also has temporarily banned Astros assistant general manager Brandon Taubman for shouting inappropriate comments at female reporters last year. Taubman is eligible to apply for reinstatement after this year's World Series. However, if he commits one more violation of baseball rules, he will be banned for life.

Lifetime bans aren't as unusual as you might think. Since baseball's beginnings in the 1800s, dozens of players, managers and team owners have been banned, mostly, like Pete Rose and the Chicago Black Sox, for gambling-related offenses.

A.J. Hinch copped to his crime, suffered the consequences, now it's time for him to manage a baseball team again. It's not like he'd be landing a plum job with Detroit. The Tigers are out of this year's playoff picture. They lost 114 games last season. And were 64-98 the two years prior. Managing the Tigers will be punishment enough.

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