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Old 08-18-2012, 12:23 PM   #1
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Carb limit ?

I am writing down everything I eat ,not counting calories thou. I am going to write down all the carb amounts that I eat a day.

I was just wondering, what is your total carb limit amount per day? I am thinking 75 to start with for a week , then bringing it down to 50 .

I am diabetic and there are times when I can not eat totally no carbs. This seems like something I may can stick with and still enjoy some of the things I like such as onions , tomatoes .

I feel that I can still be accountable to myself and this way of eating will prolong my life and help me lose weight.

So do any of you write down your carb amounts you limit yourself to each day?
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:35 PM   #2
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I find it's more important to treat each food differently. Bread and candy wreck my mind and body in a way that legumes and fruit do not, so when you count the grams don't lose sight of the actual foods. Things like onions and tomatoes I just hand-wave since it's not really possible to overeat them in a way that would create glucose problems.

My days fall into the 25g-50g range but I don't count too precisely, I just make sure to fill the "schedule" with plenty of quality foods so I don't have time to dwell what's missing.
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I've been on LC since May 21st so almost 3 months. I've still got about 30 lbs I want to lose so I stick pretty close to 30 carbs a day But usually less then that. I'm techincally on Induction anymore but I still try to stay between 20-30 carbs or less a day. I do write down what I eat a day because when I didn't I found I ate more carbs then I thought I did.
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:49 PM   #4
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I know what you mean Pete, I think I will be having a treat if I am able to have the good foods that really matter. I will allow myself a small apple, beans, maybe a piece of low carb bread , things that are good and have the fiber in them.

PrincessM......Its good to know what your actual counts are so I can see what others are doing here. I hope to wean my way down to 30 in a couple of weeks. I just know that I will fail if I dont allow a higher limit this first week.
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If I eat as much as 10 carbs in one meal, my BS goes up. If I eat 15 in a day, my weight goes up. And then it depends on where the carbs come from as well. Carbs from low GI veggies are better than carbs from other sources.
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I do write all my food down. Usually first thing in the morning, I plan out for the day what I will eat; both calories and carbs. Right now, I am usually 10 to 20 net carbs per day. Closer to 10. Adding more slowly slowly though.

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Old 08-18-2012, 01:31 PM   #7
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I find it's more important to treat each food differently. Bread and candy wreck my mind and body in a way that legumes and fruit do not, so when you count the grams don't lose sight of the actual foods. Things like onions and tomatoes I just hand-wave since it's not really possible to overeat them in a way that would create glucose problems.
Pete, you consistently give very good and reasonable advice. I appreciate your experience and am grateful that you take the time to share it with us.

Thanks for the good posts.
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Dede I think whatever works for you is Great! It sounds like you've got a great mind set for success
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Since you are diabetic, it would be a good idea to space your count carb out through the day. Dr. Bernstein has a great book on diabetes. He recommends a very low carb diet so that people with diabetes can control their BS better. I can't eat as low as he recommends, but it's still a really good read.
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Hi Dede66,

I aim for less than 20 carbs per day. This stems from Atkins and LFL induction, and as I'm still quite far away from my goal weight I'm still continuing my own induction. I use online nutrition tracker which helps me stay accountable, as well as figure out the amount of carbs and calories per day. I have to keep an eye on my calories as well as carbs, otherwise I can totally eat far too many calories and not lose (probably gain!).

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I stick around 30 net carbs a day, but echo what Pete and Cfine said. What you eat is important. 75 grams of onions and tomatoes is very different than 75 grams of Coke and Butterfingers. There are defiinitely days I go over 30 grams, but I also try not to eat more than about 10 to 15 grams per sitting. So, if you eat steak, bacon and eggs, then have a 75 gram bowl of ice cream at the end of the day, sure ... you're within your range, but I'll bet your sugar spikes after the ice cream, whereas 75 fruit/veggie grams throughout the day should keep you nice and stable.
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I think with this WOE you have to play around with it at first and see what works best for you. Everyone is different that is for sure. Good luck to you!
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I find it's more important to treat each food differently. Bread and candy wreck my mind and body in a way that legumes and fruit do not, so when you count the grams don't lose sight of the actual foods. Things like onions and tomatoes I just hand-wave since it's not really possible to overeat them in a way that would create glucose problems.

My days fall into the 25g-50g range but I don't count too precisely, I just make sure to fill the "schedule" with plenty of quality foods so I don't have time to dwell what's missing.
What Pete said. Its the type of food that matter more to my body.

For me, I find that when I stick with the veggies from the induction list or single fruits (like ONE apple or ONE peach) that I do not have to monitor them at all. I do not measure nor count. For instance, I never count carbs in lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower etc..

I am guessing that my carb counts range from 20-50 on a regular day without counting (closer to 50).

When I add starchy foods, bread, real sugar or bread to my meal I then count all the carbs I eat the rest of the day or try to figure out what I had eaten.

ALSO, when I DO eat those "bad" foods I make extra effort to stick to induction foods the following day though NOT necessarily induction levels.
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I just wonder why you put "I am diabetic" and "there are times when I can not eat totally no carbs" together like one makes the other true. I don't know anything about diabetes that would make a zero carb diet inappropriate. it's all a matter of dosing your medications appropriately. it's not a good reason to eat carbs because the doctor is giving you too much medication, you know? it's just a vicious circle.

you will probably do fine with the carb level you are talking about, but it's much harder to stick to than low carb, really it is. you have to see how you do.
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Hi, Dede. I write down what I eat, how much, and what effects I notice. I track grams of fat, protein and carbs, too.

Being a diabetic, you might find the support thread for the Dr. Richard Bernstein plan most helpful. His book, The Diabetes Solution, is a wonderful resource. Dr. Bernstein's plan recommends 30 grams of carbs: 6 at breakfast (one could fewer) and 12 for lunch, and then 12 for supper. I follow his plan, but eat fewer carbs. In order to maintain normal blood sugar, Dr. Bernstein also recommends eating the same amount of protein and carbs from breakfast to breakfast each day, from lunch to lunch, each day, etc. For example: 5g/CHO and 20g/PRO for breakfast, 10g/CHO and 20g/PRO for lunch, 2g/CHO and 2g/PRO for the hwc in coffee in the afternoon, and 10g/CHO and 20g/PRO for supper.

His book explains the science and the recommendations in a way that is very enjoyable to read, and easy to understand. Dr. Bernstein is a type I diabetic. He doesn't ask anyone to do what he doesn't ask of himself. His life and his work are most inspiring.

Following his plan has worked miracles for many people, both diabetics and non-diabetics.

I wish you the best of health and very happy LCing.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:29 PM   #17
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20g- only from veggies and cheese basically. If I have a 10g carb meal, my body goes goofy. Most days I am closer to 10g for the whole day.
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