lemurcat2 wrote: »
MFP's goal is for all sugar, but it's based on a guess about how much of the total sugar would be added sugar.
If you want to estimate added sugar, the usual goal is no more than 10% of cals, and ideally perhaps more like 5%. That's what the WHO recommends.
There are no recommendations that would require limiting intrinsic sugar (that tends to come with plenty of micros and usually not all that many cals) for health or nutrition reasons beyond the obvious: leave room in your diet for other important foods, such that you get sufficient protein, healthy fats, fiber, and micros. So IMO hit your protein goal, eat a reasonable amount of fat and make sure you are eating some sources like fatty fish, avocado, nuts and seeds, and olives, and hit your fiber goal, and make sure your diet is overall healthful and has a good amount of veg. If so, and if your calories are on point, then your total sugar is fine.
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