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Peytoh

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Posted: 17 Jul 2013, 14:42
So can anyone tell me the average amount of carbs a person should allow when trying to lose weight?
Average amount of sugars?
Average amount of sodium?
Bingy

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Posted: 17 Jul 2013, 14:50
From what I've researched thus far you can have as many carbs as your body desires it's the source/type of the carbs that will make the difference. As for sugars again it's the source/type that will make the difference (mainly just get it from fruit and plant based sources as it is easy for your body to metabolize into energy). And for sodium 100 mg per Liter... keep it low and if you need a salt alternative add celery to your meals instead of salt.

Hope this helps Smile
Bingy
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Peytoh

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Posted: 17 Jul 2013, 14:52
Thanks Bingy!! I will definitely try that last part with the celery. I notice as I get older, that salt has become much more appealing to me. Thanks again. ~ Peytoh Very Happy
Suzzil10

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Posted: 17 Jul 2013, 23:43
was told for diabetics limit to 40-60 mgs per meal.. I did low carb this way and did lose weight and no exercise routine just daily job....
seekingbuddh...

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Posted: 18 Jul 2013, 00:29
Bingy and OP - you are not allowed have unlimited carbs, even though the source maybe good. The amount of carbs you need to consume is determined by many factors, primarily your weight and activity level per day. The total calories per day is limited, because if you consume more than a certain limit per day, in the long run your weight will increase. Read the following article if you are interested in weight loss and other nutritional info....
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=36497

Nag1ka

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Posted: 18 Jul 2013, 01:03
Just to note a certain detail.. the OP never said he was on a LC diet. I feel LC diets hitting the mainstream may have convinced the OP that LC is the only way to go.

There is no such thing as the right amount of carbs per day. You should however look to restrict your calories to provide for weight loss. Restricting carbs however may eliminate sugar and many other high density foods from your diet, while allowing you to stay within your daily caloric nutrition, and the higher protein will probably also allow for maximum muscle retention and a satisfactory satiety.

I hope I have not further convoluted the matter.
Bingy

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Posted: 18 Jul 2013, 09:13
I agree with Nag1ka on this. I've done the LC and lost a tone of weight quickly but couldn't maintain it. I've noticed that not restricting the limit of high quality carbs from vegetable and fruit is correcting some of my craving and other bodily issues. To the point where it's taking longer to loose weight but my body is more aware of what it needs, when it's actually full, and when it's actually hungry.

Controlling the amount of calories you are taking in along with the fat you are taking in (you need a little fat [at most 10% of daily intake, about 30-20gm or less] don't get me wrong for joints, brain, etc., from nuts, avocado, fish-for none vegitarian/vegan) it should be the key, that way you can plan your activity see about how much you will burn and eat accordingly.

Amount of protein would be based on the amount muscle you al looking to gain and maintain....
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mmoodd69

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Posted: 18 Jul 2013, 10:31
Nag1ka wrote:
There is no such thing as the right amount of carbs per day.


Tell that to a severe diabetic.
Rita41

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Posted: 18 Jul 2013, 12:22
I think he's talking to the OP. Peytoh are you a severe diabetic??
Peytoh

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Posted: 18 Jul 2013, 12:39
No, I am not a diabetic. I went on one of those online carb calculaters and it calculated that I should be between 140 and 170 carbs per a day. That seemed high to me. However I ate really healthy yesterday and still ended up at 197 carbs.
reddarin

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Posted: 18 Jul 2013, 13:38
I am going to buck the trend and say read a book.

You are much, much more likely to be successful on a defined plan of any sort than rolling your own plan. As you can see from the responses, getting a unified 'do it this way' is practically impossible.

I'd also recommend getting whatever book you chose from your local library. That way if you read through and decide it isn't for you there's no wasted cash on a book you won't use.

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

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Bingy

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Posted: 18 Jul 2013, 15:17
@reddarin - I agree with you Smile

Do what feels right to you and your body Peytoh. Fit it in your life with your habits so you can't fail. Plan it and refine it as you go. Tailor it to YOU.

For example: my worst habit is binging (as per my Alias lol) and well I chose a diet/lifestyle that is fitting in with that bad habit and turning it good. I chose to become vegetarian and trying to follow 80/10/10 so now I'm binging on all the Fruit and veggies I care for, and in doing this I'm refining it to what my body is telling me. Seems to be working so far slowly, but I'm seeing constant benefits popping up after certain levels of detox have been achieved. I'm finding serious happiness in that and the mass amount of food I'm consuming equalling to a "normal" amount of cals someone should be taking in daily...which is way less than what I was consuming when I was eating just anything I could get my hands on when I was hungry.

**Bingy**
seekingbuddh...

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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 00:53
Its a simple idea - if you fill up your stomach with fruits and veggies, you will be full in less number of calories and won't eat anymore. They are low in carbs and so good for you. There are several instruction sites on the web about what is your BMR. Consume BMR (basal metabolic rate) amount only and you will be on your way.
Sunshine6442

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Posted: 21 Jul 2013, 10:20
Want to lose weight easily

1,000MG of salt or less per day and see the pounds come off

No more than 80 carbs per day because when you resort to a low fat diet which is based on carbohydrates you are fat building not fat burning!

Sugar..you don't need refined sugar at all, so why eat any, especially if you are trying to lose weight...get natural sugars from fruits

Eat only low carb fruits are pears, peaches, plums, cherries, apples, kiwi, all kinds of berries
reddarin

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Posted: 21 Jul 2013, 14:37
Be careful about not getting enough sodium. If you have a health condition check with your PCP of course. But you might want to make sure they know about the latest research.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/15/health/panel-finds-no-benefit-in-sharply-restricting-sodium.html?ref=health&_r=1&

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No Benefit Seen in Sharp Limits on Salt in Diet
By GINA KOLATA
Published: May 14, 2013

In a report that undercuts years of public health warnings, a prestigious group convened by the government says there is no good reason based on health outcomes for many Americans to drive their sodium consumption down to the very low levels recommended in national dietary guidelines.


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Some influential organizations, including the American Heart Association, have said that everyone, not just those at risk, should aim for that very low sodium level. The heart association reaffirmed that position in an interview with its spokesman on Monday, even in light of the new report.


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But the new expert committee, commissioned by the Institute of Medicine at the behest of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said there was no rationale for anyone to aim for sodium levels below 2,300 milligrams a day. The group examined new evidence that had emerged since the last such report was issued, in 2005.


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There are physiological consequences of consuming little sodium, said Dr. Michael H. Alderman, a dietary sodium expert at Albert Einstein College of Medicine who was not a member of the committee. As sodium levels plunge, triglyceride levels increase, insulin resistance increases, and the activity of the sympathetic nervous system increases. Each of these factors can increase the risk of heart disease.



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