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Advice for staying under 50g 0f carbs

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  • #16
    I thought I was eating quite a lot of carbs but when I tracked my nutrients for a couple of weeks it turned out I was regularly eating not much more than 20g per day. This was despite eating loads of green veg and salad, some tomatoes/peppers/carrots/onions, occssional apples/berries and even small quantities of dark chocolate plus drinking wine. Without bananas/sweet fruits/juices/potatoes/rice (which I am off at the moment as want to lose fat) I would actually struggle to get above 50g on a regular basis. I eat meat, fish, eggs, cheese and all the above mentioned veg + dark choc, wine and occasional fruit and I easily stay in that range without feeling that my diet is limited.

    I agree that the avocado jumps out as possibly being wrongly calculated.
    Last edited by freerangepiglings; 04-18-2013, 09:54 PM. Reason: misleading typo


    • #17
      Diet looks both delicious and wholesome and only adds to 46g carbs that I can see.

      Good luck for your goals.
      Annie Ups the Ante


      • #18
        That's brilliant Kochin! Thanks so much - it's really useful info and I'm gonna give it a thorough study :-)


        • #19
          Dear all, in the clarity that morning and a good night's sleep brings, I realise I made an error submitting my food intake into MyFitness as, unbeknownst to me, I /it added rice with the Thai curry hence my much higher than expected carb count. I'm a bit grateful for the mistake though because all the info and reassurance I've received from you all has been really kind, helpful and interesting. Many thanks. I shall pop up again after a while to tell you all of my progress.

          Viva primal!!


          • #20
            I'm not sure why you feel you should be under 50g of carbs?

            Honestly, let your body get used to PB eating before you go cutting carbs right down. You may find that you don't need to eat low carb to drop fat (if that's what you're after) - plenty people do great on moderate carbs.

            After a few months, if you've gotten through all of your cravings, carb flu (if you get it) etc., and find that you're not dropping fat, then by all means tweak away...but be patient.


            • #21
              Originally posted by tizzi View Post
              Hi I've been doing primal for about a week and thought I was doing well however not so sure now. I assumed because I'd cut out all bread, grains etc that my carbs would automatically be low but when I checked today, out of interest, they were 103!! I really wasn't expecting that and now I feel this is going to be hard. I loved that the idea that I didn't have to count anything as long as stuck to the rules but it now doesn't seem that way. How do you stick to under 50 carbs?

              This is what I'm usually eating and if anyone has any advice I'd love to hear from you.

              B - 1 avocado - 12g

              L - 2 slices of bacon, 1 chorizo sausage (all good ingredients), 1 tomato 11g, 5 mushrooms 5g, 2 eggs - all fried up together in a good blob of duck fat.

              D - Thai chicken curry - made from good shop bought paste and creamed coconut -3g with 1 big chicken thigh (save the rest for tomorrow) over a plate full of cabbage- 10/15g - fried in the saved fat that came off the chicken thighs.

              Then I ate the chicken skins (all 5 of them, yum)

              I put all of the above in 'my fitness pal' and it came up with 103g carbs so I've got to trust it - it must know more than me.

              Got any advice?

              Much appreciated.
              1 Avocado: 3 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 9 grams fiber and 227 calories

              be careful of tomatoes. a lot of people have a hard time with them. If you don't SUPER love them get something else green!

              Be careful about store bought or "starter' thai/indian curry... they ADD sugar. even if it's only a little you still don't want sugar. Save your sweet stuff for a yummy homemade something with a little WILD honey.

              I think you aren't tracking your carbs right... seems too high for what you wrote.
              maybe start just looking up online how many carbs are in what.

              good luck!