The answer? It varies from person to person. But the rule of thumb is… not much. There are around 13 grams of carbohydrates in one tablespoon of table sugar. If you keep that in mind and restrict other forms of carbs on days you’re eating something with real sugar then you shouldn’t have a problem. That is, unless you have a sugar addiction. If that’s the case then no amount is a safe amount.
So while sugar is a carb and does count toward your 50 grams or fewer a day, you should still limit sugar intake so as not to spike your blood sugar. Yes, you can still have it, but make sure that sugar, combined with all your other sources of carbohydrates, stays below your threshold of about 50 grams a day.msn.com