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How many grams of sugar should a person eat a day?

How many grams of sugar should a person eat a day?

Fri. Jan 4, 10:23am

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sugar or carbs? Seriously limit the amount of refined carbs such as actually sugar, bread, pasta etc. but You need good carbs found in Fruits and veggies. I am on a diet prescribed by WebMD at 1200 calories it suggests 99-184 carbs with 25-35 fiber, 25-44 fat and 28-99 protein. I have lost 15 lbs doing this diet and it seems well balanced.

Friday, January 04, 2008, 11:39 AM

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I meant actual sugar, thanks for your help though. The reason I asked is because the yogurt I had this morning had 27g of sugar and the oatmeal had 22g. Is this too much for breakfast? Is there some guidelines?

Friday, January 04, 2008, 11:55 AM

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Hm, my steel-cut oats lists 0g sugar, so I'd have to say that 22g sugar is excessive.

I think a guideline that a lot of people who are trying to minimize added sugar in their diets is to keep it under 10g per meal/snack.

Friday, January 04, 2008, 2:52 PM

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I would say 27 and 22 grams of sugar for one meal is a LOT! I don't think I have even close to that much in my whole day!

Friday, January 04, 2008, 2:54 PM

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You might want to look at what you are eating again,pp, even fruit has sugar in it.

Friday, January 04, 2008, 4:09 PM

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How to read your food label - where it lists "sugar" separately under carbohydrates...from

FDA specifically defines the term sugar whenever it is listed in an ingredient statement. FDA restricts use of the term sugar to sucrose which is obtained from sugar cane or sugar beets. Sugar (sucrose) is included in the term “sugars” listed in the NFP.

FDA defines the “sugars” category in the NFP as the total amount of naturally present and recipe sugars. FDA states that the sugars amount includes sugars that are present naturally in the food such as lactose in milk and fructose in fruit, sucrose in fruits and vegetables, as well as sugars added to the food during processing, such as sugar / sucrose, corn syrup, honey, high fructose corn syrup, fruit juice concentrates and dextrose.”

Sugars content in a serving is expressed to the nearest gram in the NFP. If a serving contains more than 0.5 gram but less than 1 gram, the statement "Contains less then 1 gram" or "less than 1 gram" may be used instead. If a serving contains less than 0.5 gram of sugars, the weight can be expressed as zero.

Friday, January 04, 2008, 4:16 PM

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those prepacked oatmeal packages are usually not good for you. I make my own with a little splenda, dash of vanilla and cinnamon- fantastic.
Or I mis it with my all nat f/f yogurt..

Friday, January 04, 2008, 4:29 PM

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I'm pretty sure we don't 'need' refined sugar - it just makes everything taste so yummy! Ideally, we strive to limit those sugars.

And maybe that one poster meant he/she doesn't eat that much refined sugar in one day. Or maybe they don't eat any fruit! Who knows.

Friday, January 04, 2008, 7:00 PM

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Yea, OK, I meant refined, added, crap sugar not natural sugars from fruit etc. I'm pretty sure the 22 g and 27 g in the yogurt and oatmeal were not from natural sugars.

Friday, January 04, 2008, 7:45 PM

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So is the weight smart oatmeal with 22g of sugar good for you or not?

Friday, January 04, 2008, 10:21 PM

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