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    How many grams of carbs do you consume daily?

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    I am interested in lowering my carb intake. As of now, my carbs primarily come from vegetables and one apple a day, but I'd think I can do more to lower my intake. Does the PB have any daily carb limits? How many grams a day are you averaging, and from what sources (specific foods) do you get your carbs?

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    Less than 20g/day, which come from a powdered fiber and vitamin supplement.

    I don't think there's any primal recommendation that works for everyone - different people, different goals, different needs.

    As for me, my goal's to lose a significant amount of weight so it just made sense for me to basically eliminate them. In time, and as I reach a more manageable weight, I'll reincorporate them, but probably still at less than 100g/day.
    I began this Primal journey on December 30th, 2009 and in that time I've lost over 125 LBS.

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    I'm in weight loss mode, so I heavily restrict my carb intake and try to get the majority of my calories from fat. Over the last two months, my intake per day has averaged:

    Calories: 1,626 per day
    Fat: 144g per day or 78%
    Carbs: 23g or 5%
    Protein: 67g or 17%

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    it varies for me. usually i try to keep it under 50g some days i'm up to 75g and about once a week i hit 100-150g (usually from an apple/banana or larabar treats for me)

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    Here is my todays total:

    Amount of food, grams 1290,0
    Energy, kcal 3627,0
    Protein, grams 86,2 (3.04 oz or 10%)
    Fat, grams 334,1 (11.79 oz or 82%)
    Carbohydrates, gram 74,3 (2.62 oz or 8%)

    I get most of my carbs from vegetables and some dairy. Vegetables are important for micronutrients and you should eat them like there was no tomorrow.
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    Right now I'm in weight loss mode, so doing about 20g carb, 80g protein, and fat to satiety. Carbs will likely go up to between 50 and 100g when I reach goal weight.
    Started PB late 2008, lost 50 lbs by late 2009. Have been plateaued, but that thing may just be biting the dust: more on that later.

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    Anywhere between 100g and 150g including fiber so 400-500 calories or 20% of total energy. It just works out like that what with generous helpings of cooked vegetables with spices and oils and some fruit. I did 50g or below for a few weeks and I think I reprogrammed my body to be a good fat burner and now I'm reintroducing more carbs. It's entirely subjective but I feel that my brain runs better on all carbs than some ketones and some carbs. If I tried ketosis it might be a different story but that would involve an absence of vegetables which would catapult me into a state of depression which would further impede my cognitive functioning.
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    I am consuming between 40-70 grams of carbs a day, mostly through vegetables, especially cooked vegetables like brussels sprouts in bacon, braised collard greens and steamed broccoli. (I'm also petite) I found that fruit (which I used to consume copious amounts of) triggers blood sugar drops, and I now have small amounts of fruit, like 1/4 of an apple, 1/4 of a pear or 2-3 large strawberries, in one sitting.

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    ... also to add to the above, I stopped eating sweet fruit for breakfast after reading that some people are sensitive to having a lot of sugary fruit hit their system after not eating for 12-14 hours. Now, I have my eggs with vegetables or a sliced tomato.

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    I am doing the "accelerated fat loss" mode until I get to my goal range, then going up to "fat loss" mode as I find anything above 100g I not only maintain, I gain.

    I try to stay under 50g, if not 30g. 99% of those come from veggies, the last from tea/90% chocolate.

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