I know for me that if I let my carbs creep up above the 100-150 range, I don't lose or show a slight gain. It doesn't even matter the source. I am definitely one who would not agree on the sweet potato but only because I can't stand them! I don't like 'em plain, candied, whatever. I just usually forego potatoes all together; except for the occasional serving of homefries or homemade French fries.
I popped over to daily apple and it seems weight loss falls in 50-100 g of carbs. Maintenance falls in 100-150. Above that is "weight gain territory." Below 50 is ketosis, not rec'ed for more than a day or two.
So I looked up what a typical recommended dietary amount of carbs was, and found a calculator for the 60 percent of your calories "rule." I entered various daily calorie amounts, starting with 1200 (180 g of carbs), and dropping to 650 (97 g of carbs.)
Makes one appreciate the difference in approach.
So I then looked up my own tracker, still vegetarian. 116 g. That's with a serving of brown rice, lentils and tofu as the main contributors to carbs. Oh, and a banana.
suddenly, this looks quite do-able without meat!
Edited by: TRUEPEACENIK at: 6/4/2011 (16:25)
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In the beginning you should just focus on eating the right foods. Worry about the carbs after you consistently and easily eat the RIGHT foods. You don't want to put too many weights on the bar only to realize you can't lift it... :)
Also, I second the swapping of a sweet potato for a regular potato. They are substantially more delicious...especially with some raisins, walnuts, and cinnamon!
I would recommend that you substitute Sweet Potatoes [and/or Yams] instead of regular potatos. Lots more fiber and more filling. I find that I only need one per day - everything else is veggies, fruit and meat and I'm never hungry.
I am beginning my Primal journey next month wow in just a few days and I was wondering how many carbs I should be eating? I am jumping right in and cutting out grains and dairy but having the occasional potato. Can anyone give me some advice?
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