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Old 06-02-2017, 04:32 AM   #1
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How many carbs did you used to eat?

Back in the day, before you discovered this WOE, and on a 'no-diet' day...how high do you reckon your carb intake was ? I'm thinking I must have frequently been on about 200g. Does that sound about right?
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Old 06-02-2017, 06:57 AM   #2
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200g+, I'm sure.

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Old 06-02-2017, 07:02 AM   #3
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Me, too. Not that I counted back then.
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Old 06-02-2017, 07:22 AM   #4
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Well, I could easily eat a Party Size bag of Doritos, 16 oz, in one sitting. That's nearly 300 carbs right there. I can't even imagine what number of carbs I was eating on average in a day. Probably 300-500 many days.
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Old 06-02-2017, 07:34 AM   #5
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I didn't even know what a carb was when I first stepped into this. I would guess it was the 'standard' 300 or so ~ maybe more. All my 'diet' foods were things like rice, whole wheat bread, fruit and of course the 'diet' would only last until dinner and then things would go sideways..............
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Old 06-02-2017, 08:26 AM   #6
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ALL. THE. CARBS. Haha.

For a little while we were doing the MacDougall diet, one that lets you freely eat most any carbs, IIRC. They are most definitely, at least for me, addictive.

Chips. Fries. Pastas! What's amazing is how capably my metabolism handled it, looking back. I WAS a little bit of an exercise freak, and I DID do things like, favor water over sodas, little things like that. I was born into a family with a LOT of excess weight (not my own parents, but THEIR grandparents for sure!). A lot of my motivation, I admit, is those old photographs of several of the women in the family -- as well as one or two of the men -- and not ever wanting to look anything like that!!
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Old 06-02-2017, 09:20 AM   #7
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My guess wouldn't be high enough, I constantly snacked.
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Old 06-02-2017, 11:51 AM   #8
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ALL. THE. CARBS. Haha.

For a little while we were doing the MacDougall diet, one that lets you freely eat most any carbs, IIRC. They are most definitely, at least for me, addictive.

Chips. Fries. Pastas! What's amazing is how capably my metabolism handled it, looking back. I WAS a little bit of an exercise freak, and I DID do things like, favor water over sodas, little things like that. I was born into a family with a LOT of excess weight (not my own parents, but THEIR grandparents for sure!). A lot of my motivation, I admit, is those old photographs of several of the women in the family -- as well as one or two of the men -- and not ever wanting to look anything like that!!
You're so right about them being addictive. I eat lower carb not due to weight but to a prediabetic A1c. I recently discovered Black Bean Chips and I've become addicted. I tell myself they're not that bad because they're higher in fiber (5g per serving) and also have protein. I can't bring myself to stop eating them HOWEVER, I do limit myself to one or less servings per day. Depending on my next A1c, I may stop buying them.
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Old 06-02-2017, 11:58 AM   #9
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I really have no earthly idea. We were doing Weight Watchers for quite a while prior to Atkins, and that, of course, rewarded you at that time for eating plenty of low-points carbs and going easy on the protein and trying to nearly eliminate the fats. Those Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches were a daily indulgence, along with many other low-cal high-carb snacks and processed foods. Ugh.
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Old 06-02-2017, 12:53 PM   #10
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I hate to admit it, but I think it must have been in the 300-500 count daily for me, too. I don't think there was a carb I didn't like. And of course, the more of them I ate, the more I wanted. And my poor body paid the price with high weight, high triglycerides, and high blood pressure.
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Old 06-02-2017, 01:18 PM   #11
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I think I'd break 200 carbs a day on Mountain Dew alone.
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Old 06-02-2017, 03:47 PM   #12
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I would sometimes eat 6 to 8 donuts in a few hours. Luckily I didn't drink soda or put sugar in my coffee but I would say at least 500 carbs, maybe more.
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Old 06-02-2017, 03:59 PM   #13
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I'm not sure I can count that high. Seriously....
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Old 06-02-2017, 05:54 PM   #14
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You're so right about them being addictive. I eat lower carb not due to weight but to a prediabetic A1c. I recently discovered Black Bean Chips and I've become addicted. I tell myself they're not that bad because they're higher in fiber (5g per serving) and also have protein. I can't bring myself to stop eating them HOWEVER, I do limit myself to one or less servings per day. Depending on my next A1c, I may stop buying them.
I order pea protein chips from Amazon, four flavors to a set. They are not addictive (at least to me) because they are so high in protein---4 servings and 60 grams of protein (total) per bag.

Made from yellow split peas, they have 7 carbs total, 3 net per serving.

I eat a serving with a slice of Colby cheese for a small meal at around 5 or 6 P. M. a couple of times a week.

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Old 06-02-2017, 06:07 PM   #15
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I order pea protein chips from Amazon, four flavors to a set. They are not addictive (at least to me) because they are so high in protein---4 servings and 60 grams of protein (total) per bag.

Made from yellow split peas, they have 7 carbs total, 3 net per serving.

I eat a serving with a slice of Colby cheese for a small meal at around 5 or 6 P. M. a couple of times a week.
Susan, these sound interesting, thank you! I'm going to give them a try.
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Old 06-02-2017, 08:22 PM   #16
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Oh I am sure mine was way over 300.
A king size candy bar, snack size bag of chips..washed down with a code red for morning snack. Rinse and repeat for lunch...then plenty of carbs for dinner.
I should figure up the snack carbs..those alone had to be in the 100s.
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This was a typical day for me........

Breakfast- cereal or oatmeal

Snack- bagel or doughnut at work because I was starving

Lunch- sandwich, chips, fruit, cookie, diet soda (always diet soda)

Snack- candy bar from vending machine because I was starving

Dinner- pasta, french bread, some kind of cake or similar for dessert

Snack- crackers or more dessert

How many carbs would that be? About a million?
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Old 06-03-2017, 04:31 AM   #18
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in DANDR, Dr. Atkins said the average American diet

included about 300 gr of carbs. I am certain I ate no less. Love & Profits: FLATFERENGHI
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Old 06-03-2017, 07:09 AM   #19
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I was probably near that 300 grams of carbs. It's hard to resist all those yummy sweets that really add up in carbs. The only thing that brings the count down is I don't like sweet drinks, so no soda/teas/etc for me to add to the carb count.
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Old 06-03-2017, 08:29 AM   #20
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This was a typical day for me........

Breakfast- cereal or oatmeal

Snack- bagel or doughnut at work because I was starving

Lunch- sandwich, chips, fruit, cookie, diet soda (always diet soda)

Snack- candy bar from vending machine because I was starving

Dinner- pasta, french bread, some kind of cake or similar for dessert

Snack- crackers or more dessert

How many carbs would that be? About a million?
I dreamt about your diet last night. Woke up hungry.
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I dreamt about your diet last night. Woke up hungry.
Sorry. I always woke up hungry too.
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Old 06-03-2017, 08:42 AM   #22
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Great responses! I really shows how far we have all come. I'm thinking now maybe my original estimate of 200 was conservative, and it was probably 300. Never going back there!
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The craziest was that I was gluten free! And kinda paleo/whole 30. Thought I was so healthy! For me, it was the fruit factor that launched me into sky high carb levels!
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Sadly. I think that It would have been 600 or 700 hundred on any given day. I thought about it and yea, 6 or 7 hundred would be a conservative estimate. I ate a staggering amount of Bread, Pizza and Pasta.
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Sadly. I think that It would have been 600 or 700 hundred on any given day. I thought about it and yea, 6 or 7 hundred would be a conservative estimate. I ate a staggering amount of Bread, Pizza and Pasta.
Hey, that's me! I remember buying a loaf of sliced bread in the morning, and 3/4 of it being gone the next day. It was sandwiches. A couple slices here, a couple there, some toast, whoosh! It's gone (the bread, not the weight ). It's remembering issues like that which keep me on the straight and narrow.
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Hey, that's me! I remember buying a loaf of sliced bread in the morning, and 3/4 of it being gone the next day. It was sandwiches. A couple slices here, a couple there, some toast, whoosh! It's gone (the bread, not the weight ). It's remembering issues like that which keep me on the straight and narrow.
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Honestly, when I weighed 190 I was eating 150 carbs a day..I was even exercising! Those Thomas' English Muffins started my day off.
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So. Many. Carbs. I used to think I was eating so healthy because I wasn't a big fan of meat and loved pasta, rice, bread - you name it. I thought I was being so good because I didn't really like meat with saturated fats, etc. Oh the things we learn.
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