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GOOZ71 SparkPoints: (128)
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4/30/12 11:40 P

Thank you Becky, that is EXACTLY what I was looking for! :)

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4/30/12 7:19 P

This may not be what you want to hear but I advocate NONE. As in do not eat ANY foods that have sugar listed in the ingredients. There is no reason to have added sugar- it means the things you are eating are heavily processed.

That being said, have all the natural sugar you want- in the forms of fresh fruit. Thats enough for anyone, and you can easily reach 24 grams eating fruit but the point is it is natural and the amount of vitamins, nutrients and fibre you consume with the natural sugars offset the imbalance it causes in your system.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,594
4/30/12 7:19 P

The American Heart Assoc suggests that no more than 6-7% of your calories come from "added" sugar (this does not include the natural sugar in milk, yogurt, fruit, etc). This SP article will have the gram and teaspoon amount for several calorie levels.

SP Dietitian Becky

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=616


Edited by: DIETITIANBECKY at: 4/30/2012 (19:23)
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4/30/12 4:56 P

I want to cut back on refined sugar and hope weight loss will come with it (along with better health).

How many grams of sugar can I have a day? I have read that USDA says no more than 24 grams a day. Do you agree with this to lose weight?

Thanks! :)

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