I've been on a diet for a week and have been tracking progress on MyFitnessPal. So far I've done alright and consumed 5000 calories below what I need to stay same weight, so I should have lost 1-2 pounds this week.
Yesterday I was out and end up eating some junk food for first time during my diet, but I still only had 2320 calories (400 below what I need to stay same weight).
1 Packet of Polos
2 Mars Bars
1 Cadbury Caramel Bar
Obviously this is really bad and I know I can't afford to do it to lose weight.
My target sugar intake is 39 units a day (to lose 2lb/week) and yesterday I had 177 units! I knew I'd be way over the 39, but nearly 5 times over the limit!
So far I've been able to quite comfortably hit the calories, carbs, fat, protein and sodium targets, but I think I may have some trouble with sugar.
On my good days my sugar intake is fine, but one chocolate bar seems to correspond to nearly all my recommended daily sugar intake.
So, how will having way too much sugar yesterday impact on my expected weight loss given that I've consumed 5000 less calories than what I need to stay the same weight?
And have others had problems with managing sugar intake when on a diet and how did you solve them?
Sugar Intake when dieting Watch
- Thread Starter
- 10-04-2013 22:20
- 11-04-2013 08:13
Wouldn't worry about sugar levels imo, make sure to aim to eat a few fruits + veggies and hit a daily fibre intake.
- 11-04-2013 09:25
I use MyFitnessPal as well and my sugar intake tends to be about 100-200g every day, but that hasn't stopped me losing 16lb since I started using MFP at the end of January. I'm going to try to reduce my sugar intake to help me to keep losing weight, since I've heard that excess sugar intake could lead to someone gaining too much fat, but it's probably not a massive deal at least to begin with, as I've still had great results using MFP.