Is this thread still relevant? I just started and have the same sort of Q.
I am eating nothing but meat, no carb cheese, and various veggies (90% of the time it's broccoli, brussels sprouts and butternut squash).
The average carb count is easily 115-130g.
In fact, I noticed that if I ate a bowl of plain oatmeal with peanut butter for dinner, instead of meat and veg, it has me at less carbs than my meat and veg meal!
I'm currently a sedantery to moderately active female eating around 1700 calories per day, which is my BMR pretty much.
Any thoughts on getting further down to the sweet spot?
Easy, eat four Japanese persimmons! Mmmm
[QUOTE=Neckhammer;905698]Careful now....I'd agree with the rest of your statement as to your own N = 1, but many people do just great with fat as their primary fuel source. To each their own. I actually feel orthorexic trying to up my carbs. Just doesn't happen natural like.[/QUOTE]
How? Why easily, when I feel like eating veg.
If I fancy eating plenty of veg one day, I could eat this much (sometimes more, but rarely so).
2 bananas: 54g
6 prunes: 32.2
100g sweet potato: 17.8g
1 onion: 9.5
1 pepper: 11.8
100g butternut squash: 10.8
That's 136g of carbs WITHOUT counting any dairy or nuts I may have.
Planned out, it'd look like this:
100g greek yoghurt
25g almond butter
Curry with the remainder veg and some meat. Carbs include a few extra for ginger, garlic and other whole seasonings.
Total for the day:143g carbs.
kochin, that's not really a lot of veg. It's fruit and dairy.
In general, I eat 3/4 cup berries, 1/6 of a banana, and 2 cups veg (or one cups veg and 1 piece fruit like apple). That gets me to about 100 g for the day. I aim for colorful veggies for the anti-oxidants rather than the carb count. It's amazing how colorful lunch is when the good stuff isn't dwarfed by a giant beige bun.
[QUOTE=oxide;1064072]1/6 of a banana[/QUOTE]
What do you do with the other 5/6 of the banana?
[QUOTE=oxide;1064072]kochin, that's not really a lot of veg. It's fruit and dairy.
In general, I eat 3/4 cup berries, 1/6 of a banana, and 2 cups veg (or one cups veg and 1 piece fruit like apple). That gets me to about 100 g for the day. I aim for colorful veggies for the anti-oxidants rather than the carb count. It's amazing how colorful lunch is when the good stuff isn't dwarfed by a giant beige bun.[/QUOTE]
Meh, it's vegetation, either way. :p
To be honest, I can't think of any true "veg" examples at the moment because my brain is is "Winter-mode", so it's all: starch, nuts, some fruit and almost entirely meat. And 100g of yoghurt isn't very much dairy at all. I can have HEAPS more when I feel like having dairy. 500ml unhomogenized milk, 200g greek yoghurt, 200ml double cream AND 100g butter. Just don't really fancy it at the moment. "Winter-mode", as I said. Just feel like root veg, meat, scrambled egg, dried fruit and nuts and hot stews.
Some days over Summer and Autumn I could eat 200g sweet tater, 2 large carrots, 2 medium parsnips, 4 leaves of cabbage, 150g mustard leaves, 80g green beans...etc ON TOP of any fruit I fancied. But, at the moment, as long as the odd bit of plant matter goes in, I'm happy.