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barrycudda 03-11-2013 02:03 PM

Counting grams-I must not need many!
Since I started counting carbs, I have discovered that anything over 50 grams a day will cause me to gain weight. Yes-I am counting everything. This seems to be a very low number.
The first week I ran on 20 grams a day thereabouts and lost two pounds, but when I upped it to 50 I stalled out.
Is this common, or am I just really sensitive to carbs, as I think I might be? Thanks!

janetsbreeze 03-11-2013 02:24 PM

Lots of us try to stay at 20 or under.

ravenrose 03-11-2013 05:07 PM

50 grams of carbs works fine for a lot of people if you are willing to eat less overall. any semblance of "eat till satisfied" normally takes cutting to 20 grams for a lot of people. even then, many of us have to count calories too. you just have to figure out your own "sweet spot." we are all a little different.

Punkin 03-17-2013 05:31 AM

No, I think that people who wind up on this forum are probably all more sensitive to carbs than other people. I seem to be able to lose between 20 to 25g but that is also with calorie counting, not eating to satisfied. When I go about 25g, I eat more, which is fine but I will stall probably above 25g day. I am technically not quite at goal weight so I am waiting until I get there to start bringing mine in the 25g to 50g a day range. I assume this is where I will stay for the rest of my lifetime.

svelt-chickie 03-20-2013 04:07 PM

I have been at my goal weight for about a year now and have to stay between 20 and 25 NC's. That works for me. I also do cardio and lift weights 6 days a week.

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