Sugar Grams Limit Per Day For Weight Loss?

Commented on March 28, 2015
Created March 28, 2015 at 5:30 AM

Hi, I just started eating paleo today, I have a significant amount of weight to lose and don't want to consume too much sugar from starchy veggies, fruit, etc. What is a healthy limit to follow for now? I know it's not about measuring and calorie counting, but I have an endocrine disorder where insulin function is very important and I should be watching sugar grams per day and the source. Thanks for any guidelines :-)

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on March 28, 2015
at 11:35 AM

Generally the rule of thumb is to keep actual added sugar down to zero, keep carbs from starchy veggies between 50g-150g, though it's easier to lose fat when it's between 50g-100g. ??So that means no commercial food like products, snacks, etc.

If you have insulin issues, you'll probably want to purchase a glucometer and test with it often to see the effect of various foods, the quantity of food, and the timing on your blood sugar.


on March 28, 2015
at 08:35 PM

Thanks for your feedback, so no added sugars by processed foods, etc. Any gram cutoff you recommend for daily total from paleo compliant eating in order to acheive weight loss? I will get a glucose meter, that's a great idea, thanks.

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