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    So I started counting my macros yesterday. Is there a limit to how much sugar you should intake. I'm trying to just hit my protein, carb and fat. Not worrying about where they come from, just hitting the numbers. Also does saturated fat just get added into your total amount of fat you can have for the day?! I hope I'm doing it right! Also Is water retention normal since I was on a low cal, high protein, low carb and fat diet before?! Thank you!
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    Originally Posted by Amy0105 View Post
    So I started counting my macros yesterday. Is there a limit to how much sugar you should intake. I'm trying to just hit my protein, carb and fat. Not worrying about where they come from, just hitting the numbers. Also does saturated fat just get added into your total amount of fat you can have for the day?! I hope I'm doing it right! Also Is water retention normal since I was on a low cal, high protein, low carb and fat diet before?! Thank you!
    From my understanding, water retention typically stems from a high carb or high sodium diet, but if you drink plenty of water throughout the day it should flush things out nicely and reduce the "puffy" look. Saturated fat is a type of dietary fat and is not counted extra or twice when calculating fat intake for the day. The intake of sugar is up to you, but if it were me I would try to limit it within reason, don't make it a priority though: your macros should be on nailing those macros. I believe consuming a lot of sugar could bring you down one of the roads leading to type 2 diabetes.
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    Originally Posted by CrayJay View Post
    From my understanding, water retention typically stems from a high carb or high sodium diet, but if you drink plenty of water throughout the day it should flush things out nicely and reduce the "puffy" look. Saturated fat is a type of dietary fat and is not counted extra or twice when calculating fat intake for the day. The intake of sugar is up to you, but if it were me I would try to limit it within reason, don't make it a priority though: your macros should be on nailing those macros. I believe consuming a lot of sugar could bring you down one of the roads leading to type 2 diabetes.
    But having saturated fat and sugar in your diet doesn't affect body composition if your hitting your macros correct?
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    Originally Posted by Amy0105 View Post
    But having saturated fat and sugar in your diet doesn't affect body composition if your hitting your macros correct?
    Exactly, completely independent of body composition.
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    sugar and saturated fat should be of no concern assuming you are a healthy individual without any disease
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    Originally Posted by cumminslifter View Post
    sugar and saturated fat should be of no concern assuming you are a healthy individual without any disease
    Thanks! Good to hear!
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    Chronic ingestion of >50 grams of fructose per day is associated with various health issues.
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    Originally Posted by WonderPug View Post
    Chronic ingestion of >50 grams of fructose per day is associated with various health issues.
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