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Thomas
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raster wrote: I said 25g of sugar and not carbs protein or anything else. This is a rule my naturopath uses so that you have a guideline on how much you can handle per day. It’s very hard to go no sugar for a very long time, because it exists naturally in many foods.

For instance, some yogurts has 17g gram of sugar per serving. If you eat tomatoes, onions, and an apple a day on top of yogurt; this is like 50g of sugar (way too much). If you ate half an apple a day only, this would be like 10-15g of sugar. If thats the only amount of sugar you eat daily, then you are doing alright and your body can recover.

Eat as much protein, fats, and carbs as you want!

You don’t have to follow my rule or anyone’s rule, but your body will have difficulty recovering (quickly) if you eat more than 25g of sugar per day.

-Raster

I am not eating sugar at all and dont need it. I am only thinking what do I need. Are carbs not equal to sugar? You see, for me everything is new. As an example, I eat organic greek yogurt. It has on the list of the box only Energy 524 kj then it has Protein 3,8 Carbohydrates 4,8 g Fett 10 g.

I thought that the carbohydrates are sugar = 4,8 g per 100 g of yoghurt.
From your answer I reckon that I am making a mistake here if you say I can eat as much carbohydrates as I want. Good, but how do I know how much sugar is in them. Lets say squash, or kefir, or cucumber.

I hope you understand that I am not a sweet mouth needing my sugar.

all the best
Thomas