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Ferry Costen
05-14-2003, 07:11 AM
Trying to cut.
I've cut out so far:
soda, rice, chocolate, junk food (potato chips etc..)

I"m drinking lots of water and started taking fiber today. I do cardio 5 days a week (mid to low intensity)

I usually eat 5 or 6 times a day and try not to eat too much at one sitting.

How many carbs should I be intaking? I heard CKD diets are only allowed 20 carbs a day!!??!! :eek: How can you go on 20 carbs a day???

I eat balance bars once or twice a day and they have 22 carbs. Is this bad?
:help:

Ironman8
05-14-2003, 07:18 AM
Carbs don't really matter when you're losing weight (unless you're in CKD). It all comes down to calories.

But, I would recommend low GI carbs (brown rice, fruit, bread, etc.) over high GI carbs (things with sugar in them).

bradley
05-14-2003, 08:11 AM
The amount of carbs in your diet is not really that important. You need to make sure that you are getting enough protein (1g per lb. of bw should be plenty) and an adequate amount of healthy fats in your diet. Healthy fats being things like flax oil, fish oil, olive oil, nuts, natural peanut butter. You can fill in the rest of your daily cals with low GI carbs, except postworkout in which high GI carbs would be ideal. If you are in a caloric deficit at the end of the day then you will lose weight.


How many carbs should I be intaking? I heard CKD diets are only allowed 20 carbs a day!!??!! How can you go on 20 carbs a day???

I eat balance bars once or twice a day and they have 22 carbs. Is this bad?

A CKD is a high fat diet and basically carbs are just replaced with fat while still consuming adequate amounts of protein.

The Balance Bars are not "bad" as long as you are counting the calories towards your daily total.

GhettoSmurf
05-14-2003, 08:21 AM
i agree with what was stated above. unless you are on a CKD, you shouldnt have to worry too much about carbs. just get them from good sources: oatmeal, whole wheat bread, brown rice, yams, etc.

remember, losing weight is all about creating a calorie deficeit(sp?) not just controling your carbs.