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Thanks everyone... I have been eating a bunch of fruit and the calorie they want me to hit actually seems high to me.
some days I make it, most days I don't. Is that evil? I don't want to go to the trouble of all this to only find out I am not going to burn off any calories but gain because I didn't eat enough?
I also am not exercising as much as they state... still working on eating better and finding time to sneak in some exercises. I work full time and have a side business that requires a bunch of time usually 2 weeks in a row.. I also have to lift many, many 30# boxes!! With that and living between two houses getting one ready for full move in, then the next one to rent.. time's tight!
i would recommend a carb count paperback by netzer, corinne t. mine "the complete book of food counts," which covers: cal, carbs, prot, chol, sodium, fat and fiber. amazon has a whole 'slew' of netzer's bks - new and used, many with carb counts. look for carbs in the title and you're good to go. bookstores and libraries are good sources. not crazy about having to fire up computer to look up something.
As per personal preference (and someone with blood sugar issues), I find the nutrition tracker carbs are way too high, and if you don't feel tired or like you need the carbs, you probably don't. I don't believe in extreme low-carb, but I know I don't require more than 120-180g a day (1500-ish cals) to feel fine.
However, I like rice chex (and new ones coming out!) and other GF cereals for munching, and I made my own granola with GF oats from Bob's Red Mill. Fruits are also full of carbs, so grab some fruit!
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I tend to have many days when I am under for carbs even though I eat sweet potatoes. I had enough carbs the other day when I had french toast made with rice almond bread for breakfast but if I do that too many days in a row the scale goes the wrong way! I would suggest adding another serving of vegetables and some rice or quinoa.
I need help w/ carbs. I am using the nutrition tracker and I cannot get enough carbs in.
Tonight for dinner, I plan on ordering a Mahi Mahi w/ a side of broccoli but the carbs are really low. If I put in a baked potato it will bring me up 12 more carbs but not enough for the day.
The nutrition tracker is not that easy for GF. Any ideas of good carbs that I can buy to stash at my desk for munching during the day?