How Much Sugar?

Milk and carbs

  • 07 Aug 2019 10:51 PM
    Message # 7817746

    Hi is it true that carbs and milk make you fat 

  • 08 Aug 2019 6:31 AM
    Reply # 7818090 on 7817746
    Anonymous wrote:

    Hi is it true that carbs and milk make you fat ?

    Hi AM. 

    I guess you must have read one or more of David's books. Somewhere in them is a statement like "you can eat whatever you want  whenever you want to, providing it has little or no fructose in it".

    Carbs is a pretty general term -much of the food we eat comprises carbohydrates, including sugars. They are only a problem if they contain significant amounts of sugars, especially fructose. You can check the content of nearly any food available in Australia  at http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/science/monitoringnutrients/afcd/Pages/foodsearch.aspx

    But it's easier to become an avid reader of the Nutritional Information Panel on processed foods, and avoid buying anything with more than 2% "sugars". You should avoid excess fresh fruit (over 100 grams per day), all fruit juices, dried fruit, honey, jam, biscuits, cakes chocolate, ice c ream and most commercial spreads - they all represent concentrated fructose. This may sound draconian, but you'll soon get used to it, and you can indulge in small amounts occasionally, as long as it doesn't land on the slippery slope to re-addiction.

    Vegetables and juices are generally fructose free. See the tables in "Sweet Poison Quit Plan".

    Yoghurt is an exception because the inherent sugar it contains is based on lactose (milk sugar) which metabolises as glucose and is therefore harmless. So it's OK up to about 5% "sugars". However, when the manufacturers remove the fats ( to make "healthy" yoghurt) the flavour goes with it. So they replace it with sugar and salt. Some yoghurts contain more than 20% sugar.

    This also answers your question about lactose. Essentially it is metabolised as glucose and therefore harmless in terms of fructose.

    I hope this answers your question adequately. If not, post another. And do "keep on keeping on" - it's saving your life :-)


    Last modified: 08 Aug 2019 7:26 AM | Anonymous member
  • 09 Aug 2019 2:02 AM
    Reply # 7819829 on 7817746

    I have all of his books but there is so much conflicting information at the moment about carbs and milk  I.E.

    Keto 

     

     

  • 10 Aug 2019 9:28 PM
    Reply # 7822287 on 7819829
    Anonymous wrote:

    I have all of his books but there is so much conflicting information at the moment about carbs and milk  I.E.                            Keto 

    I can understand that advice on "carbohydrates" can be confusing. But if you check SPQP page 16 for the definition and page 115 for how the appetite-control system works. The charts in SPQP  provide a good guide as to what to buy and what to avoid in all food groups.

    You might also find Peter Fitzsimons book "The Great Aussie Bloke Slim-Down" worth Reading.

     


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