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2015/01/28 20:54:14 (permalink)
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Hello I'm trying to lose bodyfat I'm training and eating 6 small meals a day. My foods mainly consist of green beans, broccoli, fish, chicken, peanut butter, whey protein. I've been using my fitness pal to log my meals all my macronutrients seem to be ok except sugar??? I'm worried I'm eating to much sugar. How much should I have a day please?


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    Re: Sugar 2015/01/28 20:58:59 (permalink)
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    There's no way you're eating too much sugar eating that.
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    Re: Sugar 2015/01/28 21:02:16 (permalink)
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    Yeah..... what are you drinking? and how much? Can't see where there would be enough sugar from in that lot to flag as high

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    Re: Sugar 2015/01/28 21:18:36 (permalink)
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    I only drink water :0/ and of course my protein shake.
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    Re: Sugar 2015/01/28 21:29:13 (permalink)
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    With what you've listed above, you'll be getting minimal sugar from that.

    However weight loss will be determined by calories in vs calories out, so overloading on foods because you believe they are healthy/clean etc will obviously still effect your weight loss/gain.

    If you love something let it go,if it comes back to you it's yours,if it doesn't it never was.
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    Re: Sugar 2015/01/28 21:29:16 (permalink)
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    Re: Sugar 2015/01/28 21:32:52 (permalink)
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    Unless you are using sugar laden peanut butter, or your whey is actually a weight gainer with loads of added carbs etc then I fail to see how sugar can be that high to be of concern in.
     
    If it's a US app it may assuming it everything is processed crap with added sugar anyway

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    Re: Sugar 2015/01/28 21:47:02 (permalink)
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    Nope calorie intake is spot on. My protein shake is not a weight gainer. Guess il just go with it and see what happens. Thanks guys x
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    Re: Sugar 2015/01/28 21:58:02 (permalink)
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    No offence, but if you're struggling to determine how much sugar you have in your diet, I'd question how you actually know what your weight loss calories would be.

    You need to find them out down to a tee for someone of your gender activity and weight, and then make sure the calories you're getting are actually the correct calories, I.e food scales etc.

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    Re: Sugar 2015/01/28 22:04:14 (permalink)
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    Thankyou. All my food is weighed, all calories, fat, protein logged and checked. What I was saying was that when I log all my food in my fitness pal the total for sugar seemed high to me. I was asking how much sugar should I actually be consuming per day then once I know I can tweak things and make my diet a bit better. As above my diet is chicken, or fish, mince, green beans, broccoli, whey protein and peanut butter. I do not use any sauces on any foods, no added sugar and I don't drink tea, coffee or squash all I drink is water. My other macronutrients seem to be right ie fat, carbs, protein but sugar seemed to be hight x
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    Re: Sugar 2015/01/28 22:06:44 (permalink)
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    If the label on your whey protein states low sugar, in a gram or so per serving, and your peanut butter is natural then you pretty much have no sugar in your diet bar maybe a few grams.

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    Re: Sugar 2015/01/28 22:08:35 (permalink)
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    Can I ask what total sugar my fitness pal is giving you?

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    Re: Sugar 2015/01/28 22:17:56 (permalink)
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    Ok guys right I've figured out where the high sugar is coming from. Just looked at my diary on my fitness pal and it's coming up that sweet potato (200g) is 29g sugar???? Is this right? Oh my god
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    Re: Sugar 2015/01/28 22:26:19 (permalink)
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    No..... 200g of sweet potato on a quick google will give you about ~40g of carbs, of which ~8g will be sugars (naturally occurring not 'added')

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    Re: Sugar 2015/01/28 22:30:14 (permalink)
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    As above my diet is chicken, or fish, mince, green beans, broccoli, whey protein and peanut butter. I do not use any sauces on any foods, no added sugar and I don't drink tea, coffee or squash all I drink is water. 

    Sucks to be you lol
     
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    Ok guys right I've figured out where the high sugar is coming from. Just looked at my diary on my fitness pal and it's coming up that sweet potato (200g) is 29g sugar???? Is this right? Oh my god

    Seems exaggerated, anyway you're overthinking this, sugar isn't that bad or that different from short chain starches that most people have hundreds of grams of every day. Sweet potatoes are fine.
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    Re: Sugar 2015/01/28 22:30:16 (permalink)
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    My fitness pal has told me 29g sugar! Thought that sounded high. Thanks guys x
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    Re: Sugar 2015/01/28 23:40:03 (permalink)
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    As above my diet is chicken, or fish, mince, green beans, broccoli, whey protein and peanut butter. I do not use any sauces on any foods, no added sugar and I don't drink tea, coffee or squash all I drink is water. 

    Sucks to be you lol



    Exactly what I was thinking.

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    Re: Sugar 2015/01/29 06:37:18 (permalink)
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    Well what else would you eat whilst cutting? Because I'm open to ideas.
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    Re: Sugar 2015/01/29 08:11:35 (permalink)
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    I'd rather take out the peanut butter and cook my food properly for starters.
     
    And there's no reason you can't drink tea, coffee or any low sugar drink (yeah the "super natural" crew is gonna be all over me for this one but a bit of artificial sweetener won't kill you).
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    Re: Sugar 2015/01/29 08:11:35 (permalink)
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    I'd rather take out the peanut butter and cook my food properly for starters.
     
    And there's no reason you can't drink tea, coffee or any low sugar drink (yeah the "super natural" crew is gonna be all over me for this one but a bit of artificial sweetener won't kill you).
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