Carbs don't matter assuming they're coming from good sources, and your body can handle a little bit of sugar despite what some hardcore Paleo Nazis will have you believe. As long as you're not taking in more sugar than your liver can handle (it isn't very much) and you're not overeating calories, you'll probably be okay.
Originally Posted by Whatyoudoing
Blackstrap molasses is incredibly nutritious if you can take the flavor.
Coconut sugar I use on occasion and is my goto. Mind you, I'm not even halfway through my 1lb bag and I've had it for 3-4 months.
Raw honey, dark maple syrup and sucanat (REAL sucanat without the molasses added back in like Rapadura, make sure you're getting the real stuff) are acceptable, too IMO. I would eat something made with these products and not think much of it. YMMV.
In the grand scheme of things, these are EMPTY CALORIES, so adding them in is ultimately counterproductive to health and weight loss - but they're no more "empty calorie" than olive oil, cococnut oil, butter, etc. These are pleasure foods. Treat them like spices and you'll be fine - you add salt and pepper to make a meal taste better, you wouldn't make them a significant portion of your day's calories. If you keep that mindset, enjoy. The issue is when teaspoons become tablespoons and tablespoons become cups.
Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 04-29-2012 at 12:26 PM.
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