High in Sugar????


I've just done todays entry with what i have/plan to eat and im coming in at a whopping 62g of sugar? :noway:

Yet im on 1546kcals, 194g of carbs, 39g of fat.

Most of what i will have is fruit/salad items. I did have porridge this morning that had sugar in it already (golden syrup).

I am concerned that as this is so high i still wont lose weight even though i am eating lower calories and fat content.

I have only just started again (more motivated this time) and dont want to struggle from the off set as i have alot to lose

if anyone can help would be great



  • BarackMeLikeAHurricane
    BarackMeLikeAHurricane Posts: 3,400 Member
    Sugar is just a carb. As long as you're eating enough fats and protein, your carbs/sugar aren't particularly important unless you have a medical issue that requires carbs/sugar to be monitored.

    However, it should be noted that fructose and sucrose can only be stored as liver glycogen and not muscle glycogen. The liver can hold 100-120g glycogen so anything more than that will be converted to triglycerides. As long as you still have a calorie deficit this will even out. Just try to make most of your carbs glucose and not sucrose or fructose. Fructose in particular has been shown to decrease exercise performance, increased likelihood of gastrointestinal distress, and increase perception of exertion.

    Here are some studies:
    http://www.setantacollege.com/wp-content/uploads/Journal_db/the effects of glucose....pdf


    As long as you're under your calorie goal, you'll lose weight. Some people find that sugar (even from fruit) causes them to have more sugar/carb cravings so keep that in mind.

    For information on setting your macro target, read this: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/911011-calculating-calorie-macronutrient-needs?page=1#posts-13821336
  • pan0ramic
    pan0ramic Posts: 16
    Woah....thanks so much justsomerando!! I get very frustrated on MFP with all the layman speculation and anecdotes. It's good to see some solid science and reasoning.