**This is a guest blog by Tommy Cole, author of The Smart Shred Diet**
I sat there as a young, impressionable, budding nutritionist, absorbing all the information I was being told by a nutrition guru I looked up to at the time.
Information that I now know to be complete BS.
He was telling me how sugar is the devil of nutrition, high GI carbs don’t have their place in the healthy diet, and that fruit–yes, fruit(!)–is fattening, simply because it contains sugar.
This led me down a fruit-fearing, carb cutting, year-long phase of my life I like to refer to as m...