There is a definite correlation between sugar and carbs! Carbohydrates include sugar, starches and fiber.
When people realize that fruits are carbs they often contemplate cutting them from their diet. Unfortunately, most people don’t stop to think about cutting back on the less nutrient-rich carbs like those in sauces and sweeteners. Personally, I’m a huge fan of carbs. I do, however, try to be mindful of choosing ones that will sustain me and keep me full.
And yes, honey has tons of benefits and is a better alternative to refined sugar, but if you’ve cut back on everything else, it might be time to look at the sweeteners + sauces you’re adding to your food. You have to remember it all adds up. One Tbsp. of honey a day adds up to 119 grams of sugar/carbs over 7 days. That’s the equivalent of 4 medium sized bananas that are guaranteed to keep you full a lot longer.
Always remember it’s important to eat and train in a way that is healthy and sustainable for your body. What works for me isn’t for everyone and that’s okay!
Whether the sugar is natural (honey, bananas, maple syrup) or added (bbq sauce) there is a correlation of between the number of grams of carbohydrates and sugar. Honey️ is a great example of how sugar and carbs are related.
While it is very important to distinguish the difference between added sugars and the ones that naturally occur in fruits and vegetables. I do watch my intake of sugar and try to limit it to approximately 50 grams. Most of the sugar I consume is from natural sources like fruit and vegetables. I personally skip out on things like honey (even if it is natural) because it contains a lot of sugar with a minimal fill my tummy up value. For me, a banana would be a far better choice.
Grams of sugar for the honey, syrup and bbq sauce are based on 1 tbsp. These numbers will vary based on brand.
I am curious about your macros and how many grams of carbs you eat in a day? I follow a carb cycle meal plan but find that I work out everyday (6days a week) that I need a few more carbs than I am “supposed” to have on my low days. Just wondering what a medium ground would be for fats and carbs?