Author Topic: HOW much sugar?  (Read 935 times)

hellymedic

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HOW much sugar?
« on: July 05, 2018, 02:18:36 pm »
I love sweet stuff.
I'm not diabetic and I haven't given up all carbs.
To me, sugar is a precious treat, to be enjoyed in small quantities.
David had a Chocolate Frappé at Pret last night.

SIXTY (60) grams of sugar in one Frappé - more than twice the amount in the Lemon Drizzle CAEK he bought home for me.

There was 56g sugar in a 500ml bottle of mango juice drink I had last week. We were in a new cafe with an unfamiliar menu.

100ml Sainsbury's Vanilla Soft Scoop has 8g sugar.

Drinking sugar seems such a waste!

I don't dispute there's a place for Frijj/Yazoo on an Audax though.

ian

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Re: HOW much sugar?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2018, 02:28:29 pm »
Liquids are the worst way to consume sugar. It's pretty much direct into the blood stream and it's pure calories without satiety. Eat cake, I say.
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hellymedic

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Re: HOW much sugar?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2018, 02:38:22 pm »
Liquids are the worst way to consume sugar. It's pretty much direct into the blood stream and it's pure calories without satiety. Eat cake, I say.

I do eat cake
And biscuits
And ice cream
And chocolate

But drinking sugar is (mostly) a waste.

Re: HOW much sugar?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2018, 02:43:13 pm »
Has anyone ever tested Graeme Obree's theorette that marzipan is the best power food for cyclists during a ride?

Anyway. Coffee needs a tiny bit of sugar for me, as that changes the whole way how it feels in the mouth for the better. Apart from that, I seem to get most of my carbohydrates from fruit & veg.

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Re: HOW much sugar?
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2018, 02:45:13 pm »
Marzipan is delicious and filling. As is cake. Sticky drinks are neither, for me. Though I have found orange juice and lemonade very refreshing on a couple of hot rides recently (never quite sure in which parts of the world this is referred to as a Henry, nor why).  Or there's the orange juice and soda variant (but soda is liable to various interpretations).
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ElyDave

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Re: HOW much sugar?
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2018, 03:40:04 pm »
marzipan, yes

I always used to carry a large bag of fruits and nuts when long distance running, these days I quite like dried banananananas on an audax, but would certiantly not be averse to a bit of marzipan.  I tried liquid carbs for the first time in a long while last week on the bike, played havoc with my blood glucose compared with chewable doses of the same amount of carbs
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Re: HOW much sugar?
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2018, 04:00:27 pm »
It's addictive.
I remember when I stopped eating sugar, then wheat when I adapted myself to what I eat now.
I had very strong cravings for biscuits and could think of nothing else at the time.
Now I am adapted, I can and do have some sugar, but only a small fraction a week (probably even a month) of what I would eat daily before I adapted.
Vegetables now taste better. Fruit tastes sweeter and I don't actually want t eat what I used to. I think I'd be sick if I tried. I still might have a bit of cake once or twice a week (instead of up to several family packs in a day)
Adaption took huge will power. But now I don't need any to stay off sugar. Quite the opposite.

simonp

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Re: HOW much sugar?
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2018, 04:29:30 pm »
That's nothing. Stage 19 of the Giro, Froome is claimed to have eaten 1.3kg of carbohydrates.

ElyDave

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Re: HOW much sugar?
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2018, 04:50:09 pm »
A long day on the bike for me and I might get up to 200g
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hellymedic

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Re: HOW much sugar?
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2018, 06:03:54 pm »
I don't want to bust my pancreas!
My pancreas functions very nicely but why should I flog it to death?
I am inactive and love my sweet things in moderation.

Most of the sugar I consume is in foodstuffs prepared by others. I don't think I buy more than two bags of white sugar per year though I bake a few cakes and sweeten fruit compotes with sugar.

I don't know how much sugar I downed when I had an 11,000 mile annual cycling habit. Maybe 150g/day.