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Old 01-08-2012, 08:50 AM   #1
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carb level ?

Does it make sense that my husband and I would both only be eating 20 grams of carbs doing induction? It seems that he being so much more muscular and weighing substantially more would need a higher level even in induction.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:47 AM   #2
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Are you confusing carb level with amount of food? The idea of limiting carbs on induction is to bring the body into fat-burning mode, and that's why the number is the same, regardless of the size of the person. But the amount of actual food a person eats is not limited.

Your husband has higher caloric requirements due to a larger body and larger muscle mass, so he can eat more food. But he can still limit carbs to 20g by eating more foods at the zero carb level--like meat. Those foods are very calorie dense, so he does not need a great deal to meet his nutritional requirements.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:20 PM   #3
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right, the carb level is not related to body weight or size in general, though I suppose someone who is only 4'8" would have smaller everything than someone 6'5" and might find they need to restrict it even more. 20 grams should be fine for him.
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