A 25-year-old female asked:
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i don't want to lose weight but i don't want to gain anymore.i can't cut down on sugar completely.how much sugar is necessary for my body everyday?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Low carb: diet w/higher protein helps shift the body into ketosis. That is the state wherein the body uses fat for fuel rather than sugar. Please only do this w/doctor supervision. Plant based diet is a good supplement to this. Peace and good health. Carbs turn into sugar.
Answered on Jun 10, 2017
Dr. Mitchel Schwindt
22 years experience Emergency Medicine
Sugar optional: There is not dietary requirement for sugar. Want proof? Look at any package and notice that there is no recommended daily allowance (RDA) listed for sugar. Various pathways in the body convert food into glucose to be used as energy/ fuel. Sugar and excess carbohydrates are a significant contributor to poor health.
Answered on Sep 4, 2016

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