SUGAR - How much is too much?

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    Jun 18, 2013 11:22 AM GMT
    So I've been going to the gym regularly, but I still enjoy eating a candy bar, or having a coke in the evening. How much is too much to eat/consume for sugar a day? Can I still lift/see results/and enjoy my cake too?
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    Jun 18, 2013 11:38 AM GMT
    You're already hot, so you can eat all the sugar you want.
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    Jun 18, 2013 2:57 PM GMT
    Usually I am in favour of cutting sugar but if you are an ectomorph it might be less important. Your first priority when working for size gains should be to get 1.5 to 2g protein per kg of body mass. If eating sugary stuff is filling you up and stopping you hitting that target then cut down. Also, keep an eye on your body fat - some ectos have higher body fat than they realise. Finally consider the other health issues of sugar like diabetes and possible link to dementia in the long term.

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    Jun 19, 2013 2:15 AM GMT
    Ohno saidUsually I am in favour of cutting sugar but if you are an ectomorph it might be less important. Your first priority when working for size gains should be to get 1.5 to 2g protein per kg of body mass. If eating sugary stuff is filling you up and stopping you hitting that target then cut down. Also, keep an eye on your body fat - some ectos have higher body fat than they realise. Finally consider the other health issues of sugar like diabetes and possible link to dementia in the long term.

    Hope that is useful.


    Perfect! Thanks for the great advice and detailed explanation!
  • metta

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    Aug 29, 2013 7:57 PM GMT
    “Safe" doses of sugar still toxic to mice

    http://newhope360.com/breaking-news/sweet-death?cid=nl_360_daily
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    Aug 29, 2013 9:23 PM GMT
    I strive for zero processed sugar. You get enuf sugar thru good natural food.
  • metta

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    Sep 24, 2013 7:36 PM GMT
    9 Surprising Foods With More Sugar Than a Krispy Kreme Doughnut

    http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/09/9-surprising-foods-have-more-sugar-krispy-kreme-donut
  • LJay

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    Sep 24, 2013 7:59 PM GMT
    To give a serious answer, I guess it is like counting carbs in my diabetic meals. I am supposed to have no more that 60 grams of carbs per meal. Of course, in my case, i am supposed to avoid simple carbs like sugar. If you were to be eating a 2,000 calorie per day diet, you would just have to factor the sugar in with the rest of the calories. It should be pretty obvious, if you do this, that other tings should be ahead of sugar in supplying those calories.

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    Sep 25, 2013 2:25 AM GMT
    Honey in moderation. Sugar try to avoid as much as possible unless it is fermented in food or drinks. Have you read about sugar experiments on rats lately. Google it. Also my Dad passing away from colon cancer scared me away from sugars. Sugar alternatives like aspertame, etc. are even worse.
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    Sep 25, 2013 6:36 PM GMT
    sugar is much more dangerous than marijuana
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    Sep 25, 2013 6:41 PM GMT
    GonzoTheGreat saidsugar is much more dangerous than marijuana


    Smoke pot and eat candy corns or marshmallow peanuts and you're going to die...icon_sad.gif
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Sep 25, 2013 7:04 PM GMT
    Depends. Is it naturally occurring in fruits and stuff? It's fine. Do you add it to tea? That's fine. But if it's a soda that's just crap sugar.
    And 3 cans of soda equivalence of sugar? That seems like a lot.
  • metta

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    Sep 25, 2013 11:45 PM GMT
    I just made some butter cream frosting for a cake. First time I have done that....that stuff really is almost all butter and sugar with a little whipping cream and vanilla added. Yikes!
  • Hunkymonkey

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    Oct 29, 2013 10:28 AM GMT
    Minimize your use of it. It is difficult to completely eliminate it. I find that by eating every three hours or so, my blood sugar level remains fairly constant and my sugar cravings pretty much disappear. There are scientific reasons for that. When I go off my daily feeding schedule, then the sweet tooth monster rises up.
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    Oct 29, 2013 10:43 AM GMT
    For me, ANY is too much.

    Stick with your raw fruits and veggies for your sugars. Leave the Snickers for the fat kids.