I naturally eat lowerish carbs. Mostly because I'm not a huge fan of pasta or rice. I personally think there is nothing wrong with getting your recommended 40-50% carbs unless you have special circumstances. What I do think can become a problem is becoming reliant on refined carbs and sugars.
Personally, I grew up on whole grains and at the very least whole wheat, I don't care much for "white" carbs. I still have bread, 1 maybe 2 servings max. But I love a good grainy bread with flax or quinoa or a sprouted grain. I love oatmeal made with old fashioned oats and will sometimes have steel-cut. I also eat homemade baked goods but I modify them with either no sugar or sweetener (other than aux natural fruit) or a very reduced amount of sugar and add some oat bran and whole wheat flour. That's about the extent of my grain intake. Very rarely I have pasta or brown/wild rice. But like I said, it's more of a preference thing.
I love fruit! Absolutely ga ga for fruit and I add it to nearly everything *but* I don't do a full serving size, usually 1/2 or a 1/4 so I can enjoy it throughout the day without exceeding 2-3 servings and making room for more veggies. I also love sweet potatos ;)
My other carbs come from dairy.
All in all my carb intake is usually around 35-45% on a given day. It's not really on purpose though. I see nothing wrong with good wholesome complex carbs and even a little bit of simple carbs in my diet.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 2/13/2013 (09:19)
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