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  • How Many Carbs (Net too) Do YOU eat in a day?

    I am on week 2 of my 4 week primal experiment. It is going really well and am loving living primal more and more as each day passes.

    I just filled in my food details for day 1 which was back on April 5 (yea I am a bit behind).

    Here are the big numbers:

    Cals: 2319
    Fat: 154.5
    Protein: 87.8
    Carbs: 158.4
    Fiber: 49.5
    Net Carbs: 108.9

    Here are my caloric percentages:
    Fat: 60
    Protein: 15
    Carbs: 26

    My goal is under 150 grams of carbs a day. Well, I failed for day 1 but I know I have done better since then.

    My question to all of you is this.

    How many carbs a day do you shoot for? What about net carbs? Is 100 for total carbs or net carbs?

    I mean, if I am getting 50 grams of fiber in a day then maybe 158 isn't as bad as it first looks?

    I would love your thoughts!!!

    Thanks guys!!!!
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  • #2
    My ceiling is 50 g of carbs a day, but I prefer to be under 40 g as I'm trying to lose weight. I maintain at around 100g very easily. I can't even imagine eating more than 100g in one day any more, I'd feel so gross!!! lol
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    • #3
      65-85g total. I haven't looked much at net, but they're almost all in veggies so I'd guess 20-40 net.

      Mark's recommendations are for total carbs. Atkins recommendations are for net carbs.
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      • #4
        seems liek if i get over 40-50 total carbs a day i am losing out on valuable nutrients and vitamins and can and should be getting elsewhere.
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        • #5
          My energy intake is about 80% / 15% / 5%. I try to shoot for around 20 - 30 grams of carb, but it varies. And to day I did a bad judgement and had some so called "meat" balls at work. Turned out they were laden with starches of some kind, most likely wheat because I am now out of ketosis, bloated and feel like crap.
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          • #6
            My original goal was to stay below 100, but I've found that I naturally hang in the 40-50 range.
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            • #7
              Damn guys... you are ALL kicking my ass!

              The Larabar (may not do it again) and the pineapple I ate came in at 50g...

              But, I am actually trying to gain weight.... well, kind of. I weigh in around 133 and I am 5'9". I workout 5-6 days a week - primal activities. About 4 months ago I weighed around 145... then I cut out dairy and well I just started to lose weight. I guess I was cutting out grains too.

              Well, I can't wait to plug in my numbers for the next few days because I know 158 is very high.

              Another question...

              How much fruit do you all eat in a single day? Bell Pepper, avocado, olives, etc. does not count. I am talking about banana, berries, apples, etc.

              Thanks!
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              • #8
                I strive for between 125-150 per day of Carbs add another 150-160g of Proteina nd a good heaping of fat. I think for a while I was getting enough fat in my diet and my results weren't where I wanted them. I started adding more avacado and bacon grease and good to go now.
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                • #9
                  My goal is between 50 to 100g of Carbs (total). My range is between 80 to 148 with the average per week coming in around 90 to 120. I also aim for 63 to 108g of fat and 147 to 180g of protein. I like to keep my calorie total between 2000 to 2100 until I get to my goal bodyfat of 8%. My recommended calorie intake, according to daily burn and Fit Day is 2,900 to maintain weight and 3,200 to gain muscle. So far, I like the way my body is conforming to my wishes on the reduced carbs that consist mostly of a variety of seasonal vegetables. I "appear" to be gaining muscle (tone) and my pants are becoming too big for my waist.
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                  • #10
                    When you cut out all the bad processed, refined carbs its hard to get over 100g a day. I average around 65g... I love a banana after a workout or a sweet potato... Berries are great in shakes or on salad. If you are trying to gain weight (as too am I) the 'best' way is to up your weight on your lifting and increase your protein to maintain mass. Muscle weighs more and is a much healthier look IMO... Good luck, stick with it, I have found its a processes and it takes time to find the right balance

                    p.s. Larabars have added omega 6, I have been preaching the omega ratio because I think its an important thing to keep an eye on. Shoot for a 1:1
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                    • #11
                      I eat 50-100 carbs per day. 1 or 2 times per week I eat about 400 grams.
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                      • #12
                        Anywhere from 10 to 65g total each day so less than 50 net carbs/day as an average.
                        I get most of my carbs from sweet potatoes, carrots, coconut milk and asparagus. Occasionally fruit (once a week or so).

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by lil_earthmomma View Post
                          My ceiling is 50 g of carbs a day, but I prefer to be under 40 g as I'm trying to lose weight. I maintain at around 100g very easily. I can't even imagine eating more than 100g in one day any more, I'd feel so gross!!! lol
                          What does your daily meal plan look like?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by AppalachianMatt View Post
                            I strive for between 125-150 per day of Carbs add another 150-160g of Proteina nd a good heaping of fat. I think for a while I was getting enough fat in my diet and my results weren't where I wanted them. I started adding more avacado and bacon grease and good to go now.
                            I am glad to see that someone else is in my carb range. I love all types of fruit so this is why my carb intake is around 150g. It was higher so I am doing well.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sterling View Post
                              I eat 50-100 carbs per day. 1 or 2 times per week I eat about 400 grams.
                              Haha I love the fact that you binge on carbs 1-2 times per week.

                              Just curious... what makes your carb intake skyrocket on those 1-2 days?
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