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  • Just realized I am eating

    Many more carbs than I thought.

    I bit the bullet and entered my breakfast into fitday just for shits and giggles and if I ate all the yellow squash I was going to eat, my breakfast alone would have had 30+ grams of carbs in it. I guess I am eating too many veggies and that is why I am not losing weight :-(!

    I am full from my two eggs and sip of coffee (first time ever - maybe it's working????) so I wille at my veggies later. So far, fats are at 65%, carbs 5% and protein 30%. Good balance.

    Will eat the veggies later.

  • #2
    30+ grams of carbs? Was it much more? Eating around 100 grams of carbs is just fine. I eat up to 150 most days I believe because veggies and fruit too offer loads of nutrition.
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    • #3
      Depends on how many meals you have.

      If you're having 3 meals with 30g of carbs per meal, you're still in the weight loss range according to PB, so I wouldn't say you're eating 'excessive' carbs.

      Also, if you want to avoid too many carbs go for lighter water-filled veggies like spinach (or other leafy greens), celery, cucumber, tomaotoes, etc

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      • #4
        Eating too many vegetables halts weight loss??? That's sounding a little bit paranoid. Your deficit will dictate weight loss, which is never linear......not vegetables.
        Whether you think you can..... or you think you can't..... your 100 % correct.

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        • #5
          According to Fitday, 1 cup of sliced yellow squash has 3.8 grams of carbs. Were you going to have 8 cups? I think people should stop fearing low starch vegetables. The suggestions funfonzo has above are good. You can eat a lot and still not drive up the carb count.

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          • #6
            Yeah agreed with what others have written. You're sounding a bit carbophobic. Calories and protein matter the most during dieting.

            I don't like treating protein as a % either. It should be based on your bodyweight or LBM if you're carrying a lot of fat mass.

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            • #7
              You know, some people need fewer carbs to lose weight. If I eat more than 50g a day, I stop losing weight. Everybody falls into a different spot on the curve.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Katt View Post
                You know, some people need fewer carbs to lose weight. If I eat more than 50g a day, I stop losing weight. Everybody falls into a different spot on the curve.
                True, but you'd have to be carrying quite a lot of fat mass/be coming off a high carb junk diet to be insulin/leptin resistant enough to worry about 150g carbs.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Egoldstein View Post
                  According to Fitday, 1 cup of sliced yellow squash has 3.8 grams of carbs. Were you going to have 8 cups? I think people should stop fearing low starch vegetables. The suggestions funfonzo has above are good. You can eat a lot and still not drive up the carb count.
                  One large yellow squash (that I picked form my garden) is 10.8g, that coupled with a tomato and my eggs and coffee with cream drove my carbs to 30g for breakfast alone. I usually eat many more veggies throughout the day, leading me to believe that I was ingesting a minimum of 100-150g of carbs a day. With my health history, even though veggies are great, I do have to watch the amounts if I want to see any weight loss.

                  Originally posted by DeadRockstar View Post
                  True, but you'd have to be carrying quite a lot of fat mass/be coming off a high carb junk diet to be insulin/leptin resistant enough to worry about 150g carbs.

                  I am carrying a lot of excess weight/fat (I have about 85-90 lbs to lose) and I am terribly insulin resistant (I had GD during pregnancy and metabolic syndrome now) so I have to watch the carbs very carefully. I am not coming off a high carb junk diet, but am coming off a high carb grain diet.

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                  • #10
                    I just had a bowl of Korean bi bim bop with no rice and I'm wondering how many carbs I had. It was mainly mushrooms, bean sprouts, carrots, spinach and sauce. I bet I had quite a few "good carbs" but now I'm reading that some places make it with a sugary sauce! I hope I didn't go overboard.

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                    • #11
                      @anne - I am sure you could put it all into fitday.com and figure it out.

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                      • #12
                        I checked on dailyburn but many nutrition info places have it with the rice included so I'm just guessing at it minus the rice. The vegetables tasted pretty plain to me so hopefully the sugary type sauce wasn't on it although I did throw on the red pepper sauce which may have been a bad idea.

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                        • #13
                          Holy hell. Fear of vegetables??? Have some greens at least, your health will probably thank you.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by scubasam View Post
                            One large yellow squash (that I picked form my garden) is 10.8g, that coupled with a tomato and my eggs and coffee with cream drove my carbs to 30g for breakfast alone. [...snip.....] I am carrying a lot of excess weight/fat (I have about 85-90 lbs to lose) and I am terribly insulin resistant (I had GD during pregnancy and metabolic syndrome now) so I have to watch the carbs very carefully. I am not coming off a high carb junk diet, but am coming off a high carb grain diet.
                            Seems reasonable to instead switch your veggies around. It'd be hard to overdo it with kale, collards, lettuces, mache, broccoli, celery, cukes......



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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by primal_jessjane View Post
                              Holy hell. Fear of vegetables??? Have some greens at least, your health will probably thank you.
                              Hey, I am just starting out on this journey, give me a chance to find my feet. I am eating vegetables - too many of the wrong kind it seems.

                              Originally posted by cillakat View Post
                              Seems reasonable to instead switch your veggies around. It'd be hard to overdo it with kale, collards, lettuces, mache, broccoli, celery, cukes......
                              I need to switch to more greens, good idea. Thanks!

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