Not all sources of sugar or carbohydrates are created equal. Are you getting your sugar from candy or a sweet potato, berries or whole-milk yogurt, which have other nutrients to balance out the impact of the natural sugars?
There are two ways to measure carbohydrates. Net carbs include all sugars minus the fiber content of the foods that you are eating. Total carbs, on the other hand, counts both soluble and insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber can’t be absorbed by the body and therefore has minimal, if any, effect on your blood sugar. Insoluble fiber has actually been shown to lower blood sugar levels!
Beyond that, we each have a different tolerance to carbs. Some people can eat a diet based in whole-food carbs such as fruits, vegetables, and cold-pressed juices and do great! Others might need to moderate their sugar intake a bit more to reach a state of optimal health. I always recommend really checking in with your body after consuming high-carb or high-sugar foods and seeing how you feel—and whenever you eat carbs or sugar, mitigate their impact by consuming them with protein and/or fiber.
For most people, sticking to whole-food sugars and limiting added sugars keeps them in a good range. I recommend clients try to stay below 50 grams of net carbs a day of both added and naturally occurring sugars.