This is not a low carb diet. Fruit, tubers, even white rice is a loose gray area. My carb calories and fat calories are roughly equal. I average around 175g/day. Days I left weights I consume well over 300g. Sweet potatoes and fruit.
Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.
I've only been doing Primal for a couple days, but I get some more carbs because I use a drizzle of ranch dressing or BBQ sauce here and there for a little extra punch. I also am a decent amount of fruit 'cause it's just so TASTY right now!
Liz in Cleveland
Started Primal 7/17/12
Some posts from Mark's blog on the topic of fruit:
Search Results | Mark's Daily Apple
And the shopping list, which definitely includes fruits:
Primal Blueprint Shopping List | Mark's Daily Apple
“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde
For me: white rice, white potatoes(sweet ones don't agree with me), raw honey, dairy, sometimes fruit, veg, there's lots of options.
I'm usually below 100g of carbs and the reason I'm even close is because of the half-bananas I put in my shakes.
It would be very difficult to reach 100g if you don't eat tubers or fruit. But those two are primal so that's how primal people go over 100g.
Milk also has a lot of carbs so if people drink a lot of milk, that'll boost it as well.
Right now, I'm losing weight, but when/if I get to a stage where I want to gain mass, I'll probably start eating more fruit and sweet potatoes.
That is primal to eat sweet potatoes and several pieces of fruit.It seems to me that it would take either multiple servings of fruit and/or starchy tubers, or some combo of the two.
The only people he tells to watch the fruit and starchy carbs are people trying to lose weight.
I find it hilarious that this question even needed to be asked. BTW, not to diss Mark, but if you listen to some of the more active physicians actually working with clients like Chris Kresser, he doesnt even count veggies as part of the carbs for the day. meaning if youre getting 50-100 grams from greens and colors, youre not giving your body a good enough amount of glucose and should get some sweet potatoes into your diet. lets face it, if your body gets dysregulated from eating alot of brocolli(besides from a gas point of view) then you have more issues then just carbs.
I don't know how many grams of carbs I eat but even though I'm trying to lose weight, I try to eat a lot of carbs from fruit and vegetables because otherwise I get cold and tired all the time and my metabolism seems to slow down. Sweet potatoes, bananas, apples, etc. are pretty high in carbs and I also have sushi once every couple of weeks. I eat less fat to make up for it.