I'd LIKE to be below 50 g per day. That's my aim, in any case. Lately, I've been nearer 100, alas. I just have to get more strict with myself, because I've stalled and even regained a couple pounds, and I know where that's coming from. Discipline!
When I began on LC, I was able to manage the lower amount easily. Now, it creeps up. Part of that, I believe, is that I've just been at it long enough that my metabolism is fighting me a bit, and I end up slipping off onto carby stuff I know better than to be eating.
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I don't really count, just cut out grains, legumes and sugar and limit myself to one serving of fruit. Occasionally I'll have some very dark (85%-90%) chocolate. Very rarely a little ice cream. Overall carb levels are about at 50-80 grams/day, probably should be lower but it's hard for me in the summer because of all the free fruit we get. Birgit
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I count net carbs and right now I am doing really low about under 10 per day/
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I count net carbs -- that is, total carbs MINUS fiber carbs.
At present, I am doing about 2-6 carbs a day, usually under 5. Again, that's NET carbs.
95% - by volume, give or take a little -- is protein-based (eggs, poultry, meat of some sort, fish, and the like), and I eat shirataki noodles which are almost all fiber, very few calories if it matters. Plus fat - butter, heavy cream, regular mayo.
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