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June 27, 2012 10:15 AM
What is considered low carb - how many grams per day? I'm not looking to lower my carbs as I am happy with my weight loss...just curious really.

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June 27, 2012 10:20 AM
I don't know what the real answer is but since the recommendation is for 225g - 300g I'd say that anything under that would be considered low carb. Personally, I'm aiming for under a 100g a day.

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Recommendation: Get 45 to 65 percent of your daily calories from carbohydrates. Carbohydrates have 4 calories a gram. Based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, this amounts to 900 to 1,300 calories a day, or about 225 to 325 grams. Emphasize natural, nutrient-dense carbohydrates from fruits and vegetables, beans and legumes, and whole grains. Limit less healthy sugar-sweetened beverages, desserts and refined grain products.


http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-diet/NU00200
June 27, 2012 10:23 AM
QUOTE:

I don't know what the real answer is but since the recommendation is for 225g - 300g I'd say that anything under that would be considered low carb. Personally, I'm aiming for under a 100g a day.

QUOTE:
Recommendation: Get 45 to 65 percent of your daily calories from carbohydrates. Carbohydrates have 4 calories a gram. Based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, this amounts to 900 to 1,300 calories a day, or about 225 to 325 grams. Emphasize natural, nutrient-dense carbohydrates from fruits and vegetables, beans and legumes, and whole grains. Limit less healthy sugar-sweetened beverages, desserts and refined grain products.


http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-diet/NU00200


Yeah I aim for 150 grams myself. With breakfast and lunch I have used 3/4 of that! I usually end up at about 140 grams by the end of my day, and it's all good/healthy carbs - not the crappy stuff!
Edited by mrsmarion2b On June 27, 2012 10:23 AM

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