View Full Version : Carbs - how many?
21-02-2008, 03:01 PM
Hello, me again! :D
I've recently adopted a low carb approach to my diet, I suppose you could say and I was just wondering how many carbs should I limit myself to every day in order to lose weight?
I remember reading somewhere on the net it's around 100gms a day, which effectively puts you in ketosis, hence being able to determine whether you're losing weight by the presense of ketones in your urine.
Is this the case?
Thanks for your help! :p
21-02-2008, 03:12 PM
Hey Melbgirl, unless you are heavily exercising you will need less then 100g for ketosis.
Atkins usually start with 20g whilst some others start with around 30-50g. This is what Atkins induction looks like: Atkins Induction (http://www.apinchofhealth.com/resources/lowcarb/atkins-induction.html)
21-02-2008, 04:15 PM
Everyone's different, that's why Atkins (and others probably, not sure, I've really only read Atkins) says to start low & build up slowly. This way you work out how your body works and can adapt your diet to work with that.
21-02-2008, 04:55 PM
it all depends - to most of us on this site - 100g of carbs is not a low carb diet - in fact high carb !!! LOL
some people do go into ketosis at that level though - some do not
i would need about 10g carbs a day to go in
have you read the atkins books if that is what you are choosing to do?
22-02-2008, 12:11 PM
Thanks very much for your help. :)
I have actually purchased the Atkins: New Diet Revolution just yesterday! Sounds good to me...I can still eat egg and bacon for breakfast. My favourite.
Is it OK if I just follow whatever's in the Atkins book for starters and then just adjust it as I go?
Thank You! :)
22-02-2008, 12:48 PM
I think it's a good idea to follow the book at first until you finally get the *aha* of low carb..
22-02-2008, 01:18 PM
Yup, that's a good plan :) I actually did induction for a lot longer than 2 weeks because I was afraid to go higher & gain weight back!
22-02-2008, 01:27 PM
Yes thats a great idea but don't be afraid to go through the other phases of Atkins.
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