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    when tracking... what carbs do you count?

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    just wondering if you count all carbs including stuff in vegetables and fruit? im aiming for a low carb plan here and eating something like a banana or avocado seems to boost up my carb counter pretty quick when tracking online...

    just wondering how it works.

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    Starchy vegetables and fruits, yes. Leafy vegetables, no, because the carb content is negligible and I doubt I'd eat enough of them in one day to ruin my diet were I aiming for ketosis.
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    I started using Fit Day to track my food, activities and weight. Been doing it for almost a month, and it's been helpful to me to control my intake (I've got a bunch of weight to lose). It's free, easy and does all the calculations for you. It's helped me make some minor modifications to my intake, and this month I've dropped 19 lbs so far!

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    ok cool thanks. im using cronometer. what levels do you guys aim for (protein/carbs/fats) in grams

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    I do not count non-starchy veges or berries. Or the carbs in cheese(but I eat a few ounces daily at most. If I was a total cheese fiend, I would have to count.), cream, or seafood. I DO count for starchy veges, other fruits, nuts, and any non-primal extras. This keeps me honest without turning every meal into a crazy counting game.

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    ive been aiming for 200grm protein, 100-200g fat, and 30-50grm carbs. is this ridiculously messed up?

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    Under PB standard, count all carbs, even fiber.

    I only count fructose, when I can be bothered to count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by destructalux View Post
    ive been aiming for 200grm protein, 100-200g fat, and 30-50grm carbs. is this ridiculously messed up?
    Why so low on the carbs? Lower is not always mean more weight loss in that department.
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    I ballpark glucose only to make sure I eat enough. I don't count fructose or fiber.

    ETA: Most veg except root veg are barely worth factoring in for glucose. I do factor in milk and yoghurt for glucose (inc galactose).
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