I don't eat a lot of carbs ( low carber ), but the ones that I do, I try to evenly split into the # of meals I eat, and pre-plan them.
So if I eat 30 grams a day, and 3 meals, my goal is 10 grams of carbs at each meal.
If you are supposed to eat 200 grams, and eat 5 meals, then find a way to divide them up. This may be 50 at 3 meals, and 25 at each snack. I think it will be much easier to worry about 25-50 grams at a time, than to try to focus on getting to 200. By breaking down the carbs into smaller goals, you may find it a lot easier. It's not that hard to get to 25 grams for a snack, and if you do those 2, then you are 25 % of the way done, with 25 % at each meal to go.
So start by focusing on getting to 25-50 grams of carbs. Since you have no problem with fat/protein choices, you don't need to focus on them.
if you have some fish, and veggies, try adding a cup of rice. Start by inputting the veggies, and rice, and see if you get to 50 grams of carbs, then add any fat/protein, such as olive oil, and the fish. By making sure you have the carbs first, you won't be short. Sp allows you to track 7 days in advance, but at the very least, you should have tomorrow planned, so you know that each meal has the correct amount of carbs,
I have to do the same with fat, since I eat 60 % fat. Many times I use macadamia nuts, cream cheese, mayo, butter, or more olive oil to move that number to where I want it. You can do the same with carbs. Find some high carb options, that you can add to a meal, so that if you are at 38 grams for lunch, you know to add a banana, or apple ( examples ) to get to 50, without adding much fat, or protein. Use these to fudge the numbers.
Once it is planned, just eat what is in your tracker, when you have it planned.
Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 5/16/2014 (22:53)
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