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Old 03-05-2013, 02:52 PM   #1
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How many carbs do you eat per day?

Where do you get your carbs from? I'm also wondering just how many, if any, we actually need per day?
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:09 PM   #2
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100-150 - somewhere in that range, from vegetables, fruit, and dairy. Very little grain occasionally.

Some will say that we don't need carbs at all.

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Old 03-05-2013, 03:12 PM   #3
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:17 PM   #4
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Thirty to forty, almost all of them from veggies. I love vegetables.

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I'm also wondering just how many, if any, we actually need per day?
There's people on zero carb diets and they seemed to be doing fine. I haven't seen posting in the general forum since I returned, though, so maybe I should investigate further. Personally, I think the vitamins and nutrients we get from veggies are vital to our health. I'm far from convinced you can replace them with supplements.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:31 PM   #5
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For me, under 5. I stick to just meat, eggs, and cheese, so any carbs I get are from the cheese. I've stuck to that plan for months at a time without any problem. Unfortunately, I lost sight of that and filled up on carbs for too many years, and now I'm starting all over again.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:23 PM   #6
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Usually under 20 total, but always under 20 net, subtracting fiber.

I get some from dairy and eggs, the rest from non-starchy veggies, like spinach, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and a small amount of onions, red and orange bell peppers, and chili peppers. Very rarely, I'll eat meat with a small amount of carbohydrates, like organ meat or some seafood.

Unless one needs to get to zero grams of carbs to lose (and that's not many people), I don't see the point. But that's me.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:35 PM   #7
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I try to stay under 20 net carbs per day. If I could eat more and still lose weight I would.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:08 PM   #8
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75-100g from tubers, fruit, squashes, rice but never any carbs with broken cell walls (powders, syrups)

We "need" 0g but the ideal we have to discover for ourselves. Mind the gap between surviving and thriving.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:57 PM   #9
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I am usually around or under 5. Some days I may eat a veggie with a few more, but that is it.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:01 PM   #10
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:11 PM   #11
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This is a good question but there is no one correct answer.
I'm in 5-10 carbs a day or I would not lose & the cravings would come back. I believe I am metabolicallty challenged. Really that is the test... after Induction... you add carbs until you stop losing... then pick a level midway in between. All of us are different. You need to do what is right for you.
If you get cravings you definately went too far & have to repeat induction (body went back to carb burning mode).

I have the benifit of a year long run back in 2000, -84 pounds before I got stuck, so I KNOW I am this sensitive. I found in the early months the weight came off easier... about half way through, I needed to readjust my carb intake even more.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:12 PM   #12
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Most days between 6 and 10, but once or twice a week I will have some kind of veg, usually a very low carb leafy green. Yesterday I cooked up a whole head of escarole in homemade chicken broth for 3 g of carb which was all fiber. So, I really try to stick to veg that are super low in carb if I have them at all.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:12 PM   #13
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Thank you for all the replies! It's interesting to see the varying numbers. Everyone has given some great information, I really appreciate it.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:46 PM   #14
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Usually under 20 total, but always under 20 net, subtracting fiber.

I get some from dairy and eggs, the rest from non-starchy veggies, like spinach, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and a small amount of onions, red and orange bell peppers, and chili peppers. Very rarely, I'll eat meat with a small amount of carbohydrates, like organ meat or some seafood.

Unless one needs to get to zero grams of carbs to lose (and that's not many people), I don't see the point. But that's me.
I do exactly the same
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:56 PM   #15
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I eat probably 50-75g daily from fresh veggies, fruit, and sweet potatoes. I don't eat dairy, sugar, grains, or legumes right now.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:21 AM   #16
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For me I try to stick to under 20g, but I am still good if it's between 20 and 30.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:38 AM   #17
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usually under 10 total. I don't count net carbs. My carbs come from eggs, dairy and green leafy vegetables and other low carb vegetables and fruits (tomatoes and avocados). On days that I am near 20 total carbs, it is because I've had a snack of nuts.

I feel better around these carb counts. I get lethargic from too many carbs. (exceeding 50 total)
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:01 AM   #18
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I try to stay under 20, although I really don't keep count, I just know when to stop.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:09 AM   #19
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You do not really 'need' them as if you don't eat any or enough your body will supply the missing amout by converting protein.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:16 AM   #20
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:16 AM   #21
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:32 AM   #22
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I do best between 50-70 per day. 70 is my limit for life. I eat a variety of healthy veggies everyday. I still don't really eat bread or pasta but I don't stress about things like breading or BBQ sauce. I eat some sort of carby treat twice a week. I just plan for it, enjoy it and move on.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:00 AM   #23
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It ranges from about 25-45 Net Carbs. The reason for the range is that I allow myself the higher amounts on the days I work out strenuously.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:44 AM   #24
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I count total carb, not net carbs. I also round up on my counts. for example HWC, carton says 0 carb per T, but I think they can say 0 for as long as it is under 1 so I just add 1 carb per T. Eggs .5-1 carb depending on size, I round up to 1 every time. ETC
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The Net Carbs didn't work for me. i don't really count carbs each day... I spot check if I think I have an issue.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:13 AM   #26
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I don't count per se, but when I use a food tracker I find I eat between 25-30 g carbs most days, that's usually total carbs, so net would be less. A high carb day would be maybe 40-45 g total but still 20-25 g net. (It's days when I add in some concentrated fiber source).
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:39 AM   #27
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I eat between 25 and 35 total carbs a day. To give myself a complete picture I will subtract 1/2 of the fiber carbs from the total carb count. But I still try to keep within my total limit.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:14 AM   #28
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I try to stay under 30 net carbs - but most days I'm under 20 net carbs.
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This is a good question but there is no one correct answer.
I'm in 5-10 carbs a day or I would not lose & the cravings would come back. I believe I am metabolicallty challenged. Really that is the test... after Induction... you add carbs until you stop losing... then pick a level midway in between. All of us are different. You need to do what is right for you.
If you get cravings you definately went too far & have to repeat induction (body went back to carb burning mode).

I have the benifit of a year long run back in 2000, -84 pounds before I got stuck, so I KNOW I am this sensitive. I found in the early months the weight came off easier... about half way through, I needed to readjust my carb intake even more.
This is an excellent point, and one that often gets lost in the "how many carbs should I eat?" and "how low do we have to go to eat 'low-carb'?" discussions that we always end up having.

I started with aiming for 75 carbs or fewer. That's still moderately low carb, compared to SAD. I didn't lose, but I didn't gain. When I lowered my carbs, and started counting calories, I began losing again. Atkins' long-range plan is the opposite. It starts really low carb, and you add more carbs until you stop losing, and then you back off again, until you find the carb level that hits YOUR sweet spot for weight loss.
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