jakbob wrote:I use chopped dates. Yes they are sweet but it's a whole food so I do t worry. I had about 5 chopped medjools.
If you are not trying to lose weight, that would not be a bad suggestion as a treat, fro a special occasion.
However, 5 medjool dates is a lot of concentrated sugar and is very calorie-dense. It is 5 servings of fruit, and even on the regular plan, it is recommended to keep fruits to about 3 servings a day, so I would recommend we limit the dates to only one to a bowl of oatmeal, and not daily, especially if you're trying to lose weight.