Your quandary is the same one that I had as I started SparkPeople. I never figured out how to get them and stay within my calorie range, so I quit focusing on carbs as long as I was getting sufficient veggies and fruits and other things. Adding a lot more grains, which upped the carbs, filled me up the the point that I was deficient in some of the more important nutrients -- mainly protein and calcium for me. I have issues with excessive beans, even if I take beano.
Sorry that I'm not much help, but I did want to let you know that your'e not alone. If you figure it out, I'd love to hear what you come up with. In the interim, you may want to focus on the other things and add new carbs as you can.
Good luck and welcome to SP!
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