I have to agree with Shanny. Let us not forget that the ADA simply gives basic guidelines for healthy eating. That doesn't mean that you will not have to make adjustments to your personal diet to get the numbers you want. And just to make it clear thr ADA says a serving of carbs is 15 grams so 5 or 6 servinggs is not all that much. I know I eat 6 or 7 servings of carbs a day. Although they recomend fruits and vegitables on seperate lines on the pyramid you still have to count the carbs in them in your carbs load. The other thing is not all meat products are carb free. Also remember that proteins eventually are turned into glucose by your body. So my recomendation is to find what works for you and to make note of it but not to expect what works for you to work other or for others to agree with you.