Since half a cup of honey is (apparently) over 500 calories, if you were on any kind of weight loss total intake, you would not have enough calories left to provide 'nutrition' to your body.
The 1200 minimum for women is about nutrition, not calorie value. So if we assume you need to get 1200 calories of nutrition on top of 500 calories of pure honey daily, that's 1700 calories. That's quite high for a weight loss plan, and less likely to be successful.
How do you eat half a cup of honey daily? Do you spoon it in, put it on toast, what do you do with it? Perhaps you can substitute some and cut back others.
But ultimately yes absolutely you need to cut that WAY back. As Heather ended, half a cup of honey daily is not moderation.
Deb, in New Zealand
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3/25/13 1:17 P
What are you using that much honey in? Maybe we can give you some suggestions to replace it.
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9,692 3/24/13 11:15 A
Yes, and no.
If you account for it in your nutrition tracker, and stay in your calorie range, yes, you can continue to lose weight.
However, the problem is that it provides no nutritional benefits for your body, and is not metabolically different from regular sugar. And at 1,030 calories per cup, that's not going to leave you a lot of room for healthy foods to maintain your body's health and metabolic needs.
Honey as a sweetener is fine, and there's no reason you can't enjoy it in moderation, but a half cup of honey a day (515 calories) is not moderation.
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 3/24/2013 (11:16)
Heather Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.
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