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    Hey folks,

    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?

    Thanks!

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    Easy, eat four Japanese persimmons! Mmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckhammer View Post
    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.
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    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:
    BREAKFAST
    1 banana
    100g greek yoghurt
    25g almond butter
    = 31.8g
    SNACKS
    1 banana
    6 prunes
    =59.2g
    DINNER
    Curry with the remainder veg and some meat. Carbs include a few extra for ginger, garlic and other whole seasonings.
    =52g
    Total for the day:143g carbs.
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    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.
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    MY PRIMAL: I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I aim for 80-90 g carb/day and advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and other need to tweak Primal to their own needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxide View Post
    1/6 of a banana
    What do you do with the other 5/6 of the banana?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxide View Post
    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.
    Meh, it's vegetation, either way.

    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.
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