Fitness Minutes: (14,252)
9,692 2/14/13 2:01 P
Carbs do not make you gain weight.
Sparkpeople bases its recommendations on USDA guidelines, and isn't a diet at all! It's DEFINITELY not a low-carb diet. It's about balanced living for life. YOu don't need to eat low carb to lose weight, in spite of what the low-carb book writers will try to tell you.
As for breastfeeding, you do need more calories; it's about 500 more calories per day. I'm not sure who "they" are in this case, but you can most assuredly eat more than 150g carbs per day and lose weight. :)
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 2/14/2013 (14:02)
Heather Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.
Fitness Minutes: (13,799)
2/14/13 11:19 A
I've been researching how many carbs to eat when breastfeeding,and trying to lose weight, and I came across a site that recommended 150 max carbs a day. (As a high end, they recommended really under a 100) Now I'm really nervous because my tracker says 130-250! If my carbs are close to 200 is that way over? (Please do not recommend babyfit. Too hard to use their tracker when all my foods are on SP)
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