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Old 02-06-2018, 17:59   #11
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I believe there are a couple of typos in anon's post. "now" should be "no" -- the Jenny "rhul" mentioned is Jenny Ruhl of BloodSugar 101.
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how would i figure out the amount of carbs per day?
basically it is no sugar and meat and green veg.
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Most packaged foods have a carb count listed per serving. And there are online resources to look up fresh foods (i.e., vegetables) - I have a small booklet that lists carbs, protein and fats for most foods.

It's a matter of adding up the grams of carbs consumed and getting a total for the day. OR... one can set a maximum daily carb total ahead of time - divide that by the number of meals/snacks in a day, and do the carb calculations before eating so than one can then eliminate foods too high in carbs for that meal.

Most low-carb diets suggest between 50g to 100g. Many of us T2s who are controlling our blood sugar will need to keep carbs down lower than that. (I'm at 30g a day). Those doing ketogenic diets will probably be as low as 20g a day.

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And how does one know what level of carbs is right for them???

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we do not use packaged foods.
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The booklets and on-line sources/apps already mentioned measure carbs for "whole" foods (broccoli, eggs, meat, oil, etc.). You will have to measure for an accurate count.

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The booklets and on-line sources/apps already mentioned measure carbs for "whole" foods (broccoli, eggs, meat, oil, etc.). You will have to measure for an accurate count.
is there one you trust that i can download?
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is there one you trust that i can download?
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Pesonally I just google anything that is not packaged.

for instance , if I type 'Broccoli carbs' in google, it will let me know.

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how would i figure out the amount of carbs per day?
basically it is no sugar and meat and green veg.
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maybe I misunderstood but there are carbs in

Rice
Potatoes
bread
anything with sugar


there is pretty much no carbs (or low carbs) in

meat
seafood
green leafy vegetables
cheese
some nuts

Google anything with the word 'carbs' and it will tell you

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https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb lists foods for LCHF

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Actually, I do what hftmrock does -- Web search for carbs in <whatever> leads me to the numbers I want.

I know many people seem to like MyFitnessPal. I've used the FatSecret app in the past, too. I spend more time on my laptop than my phone, though, so I find it easier to Web-search the carb content I'm looking for. That's just me. I understand there also are booklets you can buy if you'd rather have a printed copy you could bring with you wherever.

I guess it comes down to whatever you find it easiest to have around you and to use.

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The US government has a useful nutritional database for looking up foods - especially if you're calculating carbs in recipe as you designate amounts down to a tablespoon or so.
https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/

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