It looks like you are eating a LOT of fast and processed foods. Honestly, you probably aren't going to get into a good range until you start cooking for yourself and eating real food. If you are able to get carbs from things that also have vitamins and fiber, your diet and weight loss will generally go better.
Instead of getting your carbs from McDonald's coffee drinks and store-bought hamburger buns, try these things:
--whole grains (oatmeal, brown rice, quinoa)
--vegetables (they all have some, minimal carbs)
--tubers (potatoes, sweet potatoes, etc.)
--legumes (garbanzos, pintos, black beans, kidney beans, lentils)
--lean dairy (lowfat milk, yogurt, cheese)
Here's a concrete example. Instead of a hamburger meal from a restaurant, you could put together an easy meal like this at home with minimal preparation:
1. Lean hamburger patty or turkeyburger patty. Saute on medium heat or cook on the grill. Takes about 5 minutes to cook.
2. Green salad. A couple of handfuls of lettuce, some spinach, a green onion, some carrots and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. This can be made ahead and kept in the fridge for up to 5 days. Salads will keep even better if you use the salad-in-a-jar method.
3. Roasted sweet potato. Wash the sweet potato, coat it with olive oil and sea salt and bake for 90 minutes at 350 degrees. Delicious and can also be made ahead of time.
A meal like that has about 300-350 calories and about 25-30 carbs. It also has fiber, vitamins and flavor without taking a lot of time or effort if you can do some planning ahead of time.
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