I went to the local city run gym this morning. After I finished my work out, I ate a banana in the lobby. Some guy came up to me and told me that if I was trying to lose weight, I shouldn’t be eating a banana because they’re high in fat.
Are you kidding me? Where the fuck is he getting this from? There are foods far higher in fat content than that little banana I was eating. Bananas also have a lot of other good things going for them (yeah, cause fat, when the right kind is GOOD), like their high fibre and potassium content. And not to forget, they are delicious and wonderful in smoothies.
Sure, bananas have sugar in them, but I don’t care because I’m likely using that sugar and two, the sugar in a banana is way better than refined sugars found in most commercially prepared foods.
I am still pretty pissed he assumed I was at the gym to lose weight. Yeah dude, every woman who goes to the gym is there to lose weight. Come on dude, get real. I want to find a women’s only gym that isn’t Curves or $80 a month, so I don’t have to deal with self-righteous dudes who take up too much space and spout out their fitness dogma.
A side note but one still pertaining to bananas, someone reblogged my banana orange mango smoothie photo and added a note about how bananas cancel out the vitamin c from the orange. I am skeptical of this claim, given that I made several google search attempts to find answers and found none. If you are going to make claims like this, back it up with some plausible form of research.