Fruit can keep you from cheating on sweets and starches, but remember to eat your fruit, up to 2 pounds a day, all at one feeding. You need to keep insulin spikes and fat storage to a mininum, and fruit throughout the day can facilitate more fat storage. Experiment and see if you do better with fruit as your first meal of fruit only, or if you do better with your fruit before or after you last meal. Make sure you wait until you are hungry before eating your first meal. If you’re not hungry, never eat. When you finally get hungry, a fruit only meal may satisfy your sweet and starch cravings for the day. Or a fruit only meal may set off an out of control feeding frenzy. This is why you need to test fruit. The advantage of fruit before or after your last meal, is that it can satisfy your carbohhydrate cravings for the day. The disadvantage of fruit before or after your last meal, is that it can trigger sweet and starch night binging. You have to test fruit. Find the best way for you to eat fruit and lose weight.