What does that mean?
What does that look like? Start with 50 g of carbs if you're sedentary, 100-150 g if you're very active. Obviously I need to start with 50 g of carbs per day, since I do work on my feet but I'm not exercising yet.
So what is that going to look like on a daily basis? I'm going to list my go-to fruits, veggies, drinks, snacks, etc. to see where I need to make alterations to fit those 50 g of carbs.
One cup of my tea with a touch of milk and honey = 11 g
I usually drink at least 2-3 cups a day = 22-33 g/day
Two cups of my morning coffee with a touch of sugar and milk = 13 g/day
Then there are the vegetables...
Acorn squash = 15 g/cup
Broccoli = 5 g/cup
Carrots = 13 g/cup
Asparagus = 6 g/cup
Brussel Sprouts = 8 g/cup
Yams = 38 g/cup - holy cow!!!!
Mushrooms = 2 g/cup
Zucchini = 7 g/cup
What about fruits?
Strawberries = 11 g/cup
Cherries = 19 g/cup
Apples = 17 g/cup
Watermelon = 11 g/cup
Cantaloupe = 13 g/cup
Almond butter = 3 g/tbsp
Smoked almonds = 5 g/oz
So on any given day:
2 cups coffee = 13
If I have my tea, I'll be at least at 22
That only leaves 15 g for veggies or fruit.
Eek. I can't do without my coffee and tea, but I could make alterations. I don't absolutely have to have sugar in my coffee. That could save 8 g a day, leaving me 23 g for fruits/veggies.
All I know is that I've been feeling worse this past week and the weight loss hasn't been what it was. Now I know the reason: I've been eating a lot of apples and I've started to introduce yams to my meals. I've had yams probably every other day. I feel bloated and tired and I want to binge...I've been having cravings. The only change has been the added apples and yams. You'd think that loving to eat apples wouldn't be a bad thing, but maybe it is. It kind of bothers me that I have to think about restricting my fruits intake! So what do I eat when I want a snack but don't want anymore eggs or chicken?
I need to think of more creative solutions, maybe. More recipes. I don't want to get bored.