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Does ANYBODY on here eat over 100g of carbs a day?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 23, 2010 at 4:56 PM

Some paleo experts don't eat many carbs at all (ala Kurt Harris) while others eat 100-150 grams a day (ala Mark Sisson). I'm not at all convinced that eating around a 100g a day is bad, although it might not be necessary to eat a ton of veggies/fruits/tubers. On the other hand, since I eat muscle meat and not offal/brains/etc, some veggies and occasional fruits could be okay to round off my nutritional needs given our modern lifestyles.

Even if I ate 2 big servings of veggies, 2 servings of fruit, a serving of tubers, and a bit of dark chocolate, I would not make it up to 100g of carbs. Do any of you typically eat over 100g of carbs a day? Why or why not?

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

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on April 04, 2012
at 10:10 PM

I'm pretty sure that was mean to be 155 pounds. I am just naturally built slim though. I doubt I eat 200 grams every day but that is mostly because I often forget too.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

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on April 04, 2012
at 10:07 PM

Wow an old answer :)

Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

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on April 04, 2012
at 09:49 PM

Wow. I weigh 5ish lbs heavier than you and I'm close to a half a foot shorter.

5de2fffda92c0bf2be7ede10cad55546

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on March 14, 2011
at 11:00 AM

I always train fasted and my pre, during and post exercise pick-me-up is 10-15g of Essential Amino Acids. Don't need carbs.. My average carb intake is what ever is in eggs and muscle meat and cheese.

9cfa1ab909f6f89544be665d4ef6e3ea

on March 13, 2011
at 06:09 AM

If this is to say that it's possible to out-exercise a bad diet, I'd say the evidence is against you.

0adda19045a3641edac0008364b91110

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on March 13, 2011
at 03:42 AM

I'm on the same boat, except no grains at all, or ice cream. I just try to consume clean sources of starch such as white rice and tubers. Thing is 150 grams of carbohydrates still isn't enough for me to gain weight.

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on March 13, 2011
at 03:04 AM

no offense but 2 hours of working out every day just to eat food sounds like hell to me.

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

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on March 13, 2011
at 03:02 AM

I'm definitely over 100g of carbs on most days. I don't count so am only really guessing. I consider myself very active.

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

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on March 13, 2011
at 03:00 AM

Read all the articles one wants to, I can speak from my personal experience that my strength and recovery are much better with some starchy carbs post strenuous workout (usually butternut squash or pumpkin for me).

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on October 22, 2010
at 02:24 AM

A month later I'd like to comment that muscle is packing on, no noticeable fat gain and I feel awesome. Potatoes w/Kerrygold .mmm

Deca3d3cb4fa349be861f38f2746c996

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on October 22, 2010
at 01:37 AM

Want to lose weight? Eat paleo with few carbs for a month (or two since you'll cheat the first month). Want to maintain and live healthily? eat 100g more or less. Goals. What are they?

B4aa2df25a6bf17d22556667ff896170

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on September 27, 2010
at 03:49 PM

just convenience... thats all

211d4075d68b24cd0aa7ebfa94262bb9

on September 24, 2010
at 03:19 PM

Alan, I agree. With diabetes, fewer carbs is almost always better. I followed Dr. Bernstein's dietary guidelines for a while but I found it a bit too restrictive, particularly if you are simultaneously restricting omega-6 fats. High protein doesn't work either because of gluconeogenesis. I'd like to be at 30 g/day but I'm still trying to work it all out.

C90eecdd76cf57a387095fa49de23807

(960)

on September 24, 2010
at 02:17 PM

Hey Eva, I think this is really smart, and I'm going to start using this method for specifically determining 'problem foods' as well. Thanks!

5de2fffda92c0bf2be7ede10cad55546

(1781)

on September 24, 2010
at 02:15 PM

Just curious, if Bernstein advises less than 30 grams why would you eat 50 grams? Surely you would be better off as low as possible.

4781cf8ae1bfcb558dfb056af17bea94

(4359)

on September 24, 2010
at 12:25 AM

By the way, I am young (32) and have a healthy metabolism. For example, I ate a bowl of oatmeal after a fast and 1 hour later had blood sugar still under 100. I would recommend a lower carb diet for people with damaged metabolisms.

4781cf8ae1bfcb558dfb056af17bea94

(4359)

on September 24, 2010
at 12:21 AM

In order of the estimated magnititude of carb-contribution, I get my carbs from (i) potatoes, (ii) sweet potatoes, and (iii) fruits. I am very thin (always was). I eat a lot of cabs because I prioritize a low-PUFA diet over a low-carb diet. Coconut fat and ruminant fat (dairy + body fat) are low-PUFA but I don't want to eat ~2000 calories from these sources because (i) coconut fat in large quantities hurts my stomach, (ii) dairy fat has too much retinol IMO, and (iii) animal fat is just an impractical source of mass calories in modern life. I was left with potatoes. :)

4781cf8ae1bfcb558dfb056af17bea94

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on September 24, 2010
at 12:14 AM

In order of the estimated magnititude of carb-contribution, I get my carbs from (i) potatoes, (ii) sweet potatoes, (iii) fruits, (iv) plaintains, (v) vegetables, and (vi) coconut. I am very thin (always was). I eat a lot of cabs because I prioritize a low-PUFA diet over a low-carb diet. I eat 2500 - 3000 caloties per day, so I would have to eat a lot of coconut fat, dairy fat, or animal fat to feed myself. Animal fat is yummy but hard to get in massive quanities. Coconut fat bothers my stomach. I don't want to eat 2000 calories of cream... I was left with potatoes. :)

F8fa4b0809d3b74fcf0361c0d53b60c1

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on September 23, 2010
at 11:33 PM

Sal, why carbs from fruit instead of tubers?

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on September 23, 2010
at 11:25 PM

200!?! That's how much I ate on my standard American diet. I'm curious as to what a typical day's worth of carbs is for you.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on September 23, 2010
at 08:38 PM

Level of exercise etc, are you cutting weight or at comfortable level, I'd love more details about people living on higher carb paleo. Also what is the source, fruit, potato etc

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on September 23, 2010
at 07:57 PM

I think Robb Quoted, "If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck...."

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on September 23, 2010
at 07:49 PM

I exercise fasted, and the post exercise meals are usually not within an hour or two, think refueling afterwords rather than overflowing the tank beforehand

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on September 23, 2010
at 07:47 PM

Saponins remain after rinse in higher doses than I want to risk, internal soap tears holes.. Tears holes. Ouch.

12b11f3a35bba9f5ef305db6899562d3

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on September 23, 2010
at 07:32 PM

Quinoa is covered in saponins, but most commercial quinoa has been treated to remove the saponins. You rinse/wash most quinoa too, anyhow, so there's really not THAT much in the way of saponin content left. Plus, even if there were a ton left, it'd taste pretty darn bitter.

B4aa2df25a6bf17d22556667ff896170

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on September 23, 2010
at 06:58 PM

whoa, didn't know that.. id also be interested to know why

461281c9092d3cb306b46831064e2fc4

on September 23, 2010
at 06:53 PM

Do you know why he says this... the reason why is more important than who's saying it.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on September 23, 2010
at 06:44 PM

Starchy carbs after and not before? I recall a few newer papers talking about how replenishing muscle glycogen is not so important as previously thought, and the insulin spike post workout is less important than the growth hormone surge from waiting an hour or two to eat.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on September 23, 2010
at 06:31 PM

Gotta watch out for quinoa. Robb Wolf says it's worse than wheat in some ways!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on September 23, 2010
at 05:15 PM

Also, the reason ANYBODY is capitalized is that nobody on here seems to eat much in the way of fruit and tubers.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on September 23, 2010
at 04:58 PM

And being of Indian ancestry, I'm pretty sure my paleo ancestors ate a good bit of mango, coconut, etc. So eating only meat, in the sunny confines of northwest India, was probably quite rare.

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C90eecdd76cf57a387095fa49de23807

(960)

on September 24, 2010
at 01:16 AM

looking at my fitday, I'm a bit surprised to see that I'm actually shovelling down about 150 grams of carbs per day, at about 40 percent of my total intake. That's almost 100 percent non-starch vegetables, with an occasional piece of fruit. Typically: cabbage, broccoli, tomatoes, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and carrots, with blueberries or grapes. I came to paleo from a vegetarian binge land full of disordered eating and fat-phobia, and it has been a really interesting journey. At first on "paleo" I dropped everything I was supposed to drop but still avoided meat and fat, so I basically ate avocados, nuts, eggs and veggies. Then I added meat and cut the nuts. And now I am beginning to add fat, if slowly, and finding that I love it.

However, I think that I need to cut my carbs more in order for the fat to be truly satiating and to help me crave the carbs less.

BUT, the carbs I eat are so high because my 'disordered eating' was a result of constantly feeling deprived (thanks again, conventional wisdom). And now I find that fat and protein are in fact super satiating, but also that I don't want to perpetuate negative feelings about food, so if I feel like eating a head of cabbage I go ahead and do it. I know this high fiber intake is wreaking havoc on my digestive track, but I'm letting myself chip away at this one step at a time.

I do find that sugars make me crave sugars like it's no one's business, and that I have better energy (and, of course, fewer compulsive feelings about food) when I limit my carbs to <40 g/day. But I also find that I feel a bit fuzzy on super low carb days. I wonder if that's just because I'm not adjusted to running ketones at that time.

I'm fairly active--getting in some sort of activity approximately every day, sleep pretty well, am decently muscled, and am not trying to lose weight, though I do have to make a conscious effort to maintain. I do this by limiting carbs and counting calories. Overall, I find that aside from my cravings, I feel quite good on this diet.

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62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

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on September 24, 2010
at 03:33 AM

I sometimes go over 100, not sure how much. Other days, I am rather low. I've been experimenting with not trying to control it much. So once in a while, I get a taste for bananas, which have a lot of sugar in them, and I might end up eating four of them in one day! They are an easy snack food as well. But then the next day, heck I am usually sick of bananas by then so I'll be eating more meat or something else.

In fact, that is the method I am using to determine if a food is a problem. If the more I eat it, the more I want more of it, day after day, then it is a problem food to be avoided. If I crave it, eat a lot, and then don't crave it anymore even the next day, then I feel the craving was not an addiction, and so can be acted on without feeding an addiction. So I cut out all my addictive carb foods like grains and pasta and cake, but I am not currently limiting my fruit and veggie intake. And watching to see how it goes. So far, still feel good and losing weight. I'm going to hold off on the tubers for now, but will probably eventually try some potato once in a while, especially when eating away from home.

C90eecdd76cf57a387095fa49de23807

(960)

on September 24, 2010
at 02:17 PM

Hey Eva, I think this is really smart, and I'm going to start using this method for specifically determining 'problem foods' as well. Thanks!

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4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

on September 23, 2010
at 06:41 PM

Post High Intensity, Workouts, Ultimate Frisbee, Sprinting etc , I will eat plenty of starchy carbs. VLC otherwise.

So 4 days of VLC , 3 refeed days for average week... I'm extremely active right now tho.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on September 23, 2010
at 06:44 PM

Starchy carbs after and not before? I recall a few newer papers talking about how replenishing muscle glycogen is not so important as previously thought, and the insulin spike post workout is less important than the growth hormone surge from waiting an hour or two to eat.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on September 23, 2010
at 07:49 PM

I exercise fasted, and the post exercise meals are usually not within an hour or two, think refueling afterwords rather than overflowing the tank beforehand

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on October 22, 2010
at 02:24 AM

A month later I'd like to comment that muscle is packing on, no noticeable fat gain and I feel awesome. Potatoes w/Kerrygold .mmm

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

(3717)

on March 13, 2011
at 03:00 AM

Read all the articles one wants to, I can speak from my personal experience that my strength and recovery are much better with some starchy carbs post strenuous workout (usually butternut squash or pumpkin for me).

5de2fffda92c0bf2be7ede10cad55546

(1781)

on March 14, 2011
at 11:00 AM

I always train fasted and my pre, during and post exercise pick-me-up is 10-15g of Essential Amino Acids. Don't need carbs.. My average carb intake is what ever is in eggs and muscle meat and cheese.

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

(3717)

on March 13, 2011
at 03:02 AM

I'm definitely over 100g of carbs on most days. I don't count so am only really guessing. I consider myself very active.

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A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on September 23, 2010
at 05:32 PM

When I'm eating normally, I average about 75g of carbs per day. When I'm trying to lean out or heal my gut (which I'm doing now), I end up at around 25g of carbs per day. It's a rare day when I go above 100g. I'm also somewhat insulin resistant, so I don't do well on a ton of carbs.

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211d4075d68b24cd0aa7ebfa94262bb9

on September 23, 2010
at 08:49 PM

I don't exceed 100 g of carbohydrate but that's because I'm a Type 1 diabetic. I aim for around 50 g/day and my blood sugars have been far more stable since I've adopted this diet. Bernstein actually advises < 30 g/day carbohydrate.

Before I read Dr. Bernstein's book I was following the standard ADA dietary guidelines. It was hell - large dosages of insulin, frequent hyperglycemia, lots of hypos.

Interestingly my weight has doesn't vary at all with various macronutrient ratios I've consumed.

5de2fffda92c0bf2be7ede10cad55546

(1781)

on September 24, 2010
at 02:15 PM

Just curious, if Bernstein advises less than 30 grams why would you eat 50 grams? Surely you would be better off as low as possible.

211d4075d68b24cd0aa7ebfa94262bb9

on September 24, 2010
at 03:19 PM

Alan, I agree. With diabetes, fewer carbs is almost always better. I followed Dr. Bernstein's dietary guidelines for a while but I found it a bit too restrictive, particularly if you are simultaneously restricting omega-6 fats. High protein doesn't work either because of gluconeogenesis. I'd like to be at 30 g/day but I'm still trying to work it all out.

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8564091e3cf82ea53843c0dbcf57857a

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on September 23, 2010
at 08:01 PM

I've been around 150g most days lately. Some fruit, but also root vegetables like beets, squashes, carrots, turnips and sweet potatoes. I'm underweight so I'm trying to eat lots of everything.

I used to not tolerate carbs well but now I don't seem to have a problem. Symptoms used to be "candida-like" with blood sugar crashes in the middle of the night. I spent a couple years on mostly low carb to allow my digestive system to heal and energy to come back. I slowly added in more carbs in an attempt to gain weight. So far I haven't gained but I haven't had any of the old symptoms so I'm feeling pretty good.

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4781cf8ae1bfcb558dfb056af17bea94

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on September 23, 2010
at 07:46 PM

I probably eat about 250-300 grams per day.

4781cf8ae1bfcb558dfb056af17bea94

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on September 24, 2010
at 12:14 AM

In order of the estimated magnititude of carb-contribution, I get my carbs from (i) potatoes, (ii) sweet potatoes, (iii) fruits, (iv) plaintains, (v) vegetables, and (vi) coconut. I am very thin (always was). I eat a lot of cabs because I prioritize a low-PUFA diet over a low-carb diet. I eat 2500 - 3000 caloties per day, so I would have to eat a lot of coconut fat, dairy fat, or animal fat to feed myself. Animal fat is yummy but hard to get in massive quanities. Coconut fat bothers my stomach. I don't want to eat 2000 calories of cream... I was left with potatoes. :)

4781cf8ae1bfcb558dfb056af17bea94

(4359)

on September 24, 2010
at 12:21 AM

In order of the estimated magnititude of carb-contribution, I get my carbs from (i) potatoes, (ii) sweet potatoes, and (iii) fruits. I am very thin (always was). I eat a lot of cabs because I prioritize a low-PUFA diet over a low-carb diet. Coconut fat and ruminant fat (dairy + body fat) are low-PUFA but I don't want to eat ~2000 calories from these sources because (i) coconut fat in large quantities hurts my stomach, (ii) dairy fat has too much retinol IMO, and (iii) animal fat is just an impractical source of mass calories in modern life. I was left with potatoes. :)

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on September 23, 2010
at 08:38 PM

Level of exercise etc, are you cutting weight or at comfortable level, I'd love more details about people living on higher carb paleo. Also what is the source, fruit, potato etc

4781cf8ae1bfcb558dfb056af17bea94

(4359)

on September 24, 2010
at 12:25 AM

By the way, I am young (32) and have a healthy metabolism. For example, I ate a bowl of oatmeal after a fast and 1 hour later had blood sugar still under 100. I would recommend a lower carb diet for people with damaged metabolisms.

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08f65e31fe63fa8c91edcdf8ece35607

on September 23, 2010
at 07:21 PM

I am usually around 75-100 per day including a post-workout meal of yams and protein. On rest days, I'm more like 40-60. The exception would be if I were doing a strength cycle and incorporating milk into my diet, which I do every few months for 4-6 weeks. Then I'm well over 100.

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89e238284ccb95b439edcff9e123671e

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on September 23, 2010
at 06:17 PM

I have no idea of the amount of carbs I eat (I never count), and I think my intake may vary. Some days are extremely low carb, other days are higher carb (couple of fruits and some starchy vegetables). Overall this would probably moderate.

Normally I don't think too much about this, although maybe I will do some self experimentation for a few weeks. I've never felt any problems with eating fruits (except for wanting to eat more sweet things). Last month was I ate quite a lot of starch, and my (little bit of) psoriasis has changed a bit (worse), but I don't know if that would be the cause. We'll see.

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on September 23, 2010
at 06:04 PM

Let's put it this way: Not intentionally. Even when I choose to eat potatoes or something I try to keep the total under 100g, but I don't always track it in more than a ballpark-ish way. I feel best in the 60-80g range, I think.

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A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on September 23, 2010
at 05:57 PM

Only 20-30g per day for me - but I'm a T2 diabetic - so the fewer, the better! I don't see a problem with eating 100-150g, assuming your metabolism is good, you're not trying to lose weight, are pretty active and eat healthy stuff.

You would probably have to start eating stuff like potatoes and bananas to hit those numbers...

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5be844214037850c304c1e6a05dc5277

on September 23, 2010
at 11:55 PM

My base-line diet is quite low-carb at 10-50g/day depending on if I just consume some leafy vegetables and berries or also a little fruit and tubers.

I also have higher-carb periods in the 100-150g/day range. Unfortunately the latter is mostly sugar as it typically means I am indulging in "Paleo junk food" which means copious amounts of dark chocolate, yoghurt, almond meal muffins, and other such foods.

I know sugar is bad but when you eat so healthy compared to everyone you know, and you have veins popping out on your lower abdomen, it is hard to not eat that whole block of chocolate--it has less sugar than an apple!!!

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0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19245)

on September 23, 2010
at 11:20 PM

While rarely measuring I probably often consume something like 200 grams of carbohydrate a day from a variety of fruit and starchy vegetables.

I don't exercise that much. Weigh about 150 pounds at 6 feet 2 inches tall. Always been slim and weight doesn't vary that much, would get a fat tummy if I ate unhealthily but would be underweight if I ate low-carb for too long. Don't think I have any problems with insulin resistance.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on September 23, 2010
at 11:25 PM

200!?! That's how much I ate on my standard American diet. I'm curious as to what a typical day's worth of carbs is for you.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19245)

on April 04, 2012
at 10:10 PM

I'm pretty sure that was mean to be 155 pounds. I am just naturally built slim though. I doubt I eat 200 grams every day but that is mostly because I often forget too.

Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

(3700)

on April 04, 2012
at 09:49 PM

Wow. I weigh 5ish lbs heavier than you and I'm close to a half a foot shorter.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19245)

on April 04, 2012
at 10:07 PM

Wow an old answer :)

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023b769d82ebb31b8bf968a7a86663a6

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on September 23, 2010
at 05:52 PM

I rarely go over 100g a day, usually hang out between 70-90g.

I tend to increase my carb intake based on a couple of things:

  1. Workout intensity (more intense and longer workouts means more carbs, usually sweet potato to hasten recovery)

  2. Season - I tend to eat less carbs in the winter because evolutionarily speaking they would have been scarce. (I also increase sleep)

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B4aa2df25a6bf17d22556667ff896170

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on September 23, 2010
at 05:47 PM

i consistently eat over 100g of carbs a day, except for my rest days. But... im an ultramarathon runner so probably different circumstances than you. I do get most of my carbs from fruit though (i often go through a bag or two of frozen berries in a sitting), and occasionally rice, quinoa, or sprouted grains. I still eat alot of fat and protein, and am a big fan of offal.

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on September 23, 2010
at 07:32 PM

Quinoa is covered in saponins, but most commercial quinoa has been treated to remove the saponins. You rinse/wash most quinoa too, anyhow, so there's really not THAT much in the way of saponin content left. Plus, even if there were a ton left, it'd taste pretty darn bitter.

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on September 23, 2010
at 07:57 PM

I think Robb Quoted, "If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck...."

461281c9092d3cb306b46831064e2fc4

on September 23, 2010
at 06:53 PM

Do you know why he says this... the reason why is more important than who's saying it.

B4aa2df25a6bf17d22556667ff896170

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on September 23, 2010
at 06:58 PM

whoa, didn't know that.. id also be interested to know why

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on September 23, 2010
at 07:47 PM

Saponins remain after rinse in higher doses than I want to risk, internal soap tears holes.. Tears holes. Ouch.

B4aa2df25a6bf17d22556667ff896170

(851)

on September 27, 2010
at 03:49 PM

just convenience... thats all

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

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on September 23, 2010
at 06:31 PM

Gotta watch out for quinoa. Robb Wolf says it's worse than wheat in some ways!

F8fa4b0809d3b74fcf0361c0d53b60c1

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on September 23, 2010
at 11:33 PM

Sal, why carbs from fruit instead of tubers?

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on March 13, 2011
at 01:29 AM

Me, me, me! I'm lean and too thin, trying to gain weight and strength so obviosuly a different case than people with different metabolisms/goals.

Was pretty low carb for a while, determined I feel best with moderate carbs, recently upped my activity level a ton (not really my choice) so now I am not limiting myself beyond eating safer starches and not overdoing treats, yet I am not getting blood sugar crashes or other unpleasantness. It's mostly getting burned off and hopefully any extra will go to my boobs. Avoiding grains is the big thing - they make me feel exhausted, depressed and itchy.

I eat veg, fruit (not much), lots of white potatoes, white rice, some sweet potatoes (can't overdo those), a little cheese (trying to avoid that now as it seems to aggravate my skin), some nuts.

I also eat milk chocolate and horrors! Haagan Daas ice cream, on a regular basis.

0adda19045a3641edac0008364b91110

(1146)

on March 13, 2011
at 03:42 AM

I'm on the same boat, except no grains at all, or ice cream. I just try to consume clean sources of starch such as white rice and tubers. Thing is 150 grams of carbohydrates still isn't enough for me to gain weight.

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1b8f24125f4524d952a060770874db2a

on March 13, 2011
at 12:54 AM

Just hit the gym and stop worrying about Carbs or fats !! 2 hours a day working out = enjoy foods .

9cfa1ab909f6f89544be665d4ef6e3ea

on March 13, 2011
at 06:09 AM

If this is to say that it's possible to out-exercise a bad diet, I'd say the evidence is against you.

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on March 13, 2011
at 03:04 AM

no offense but 2 hours of working out every day just to eat food sounds like hell to me.

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on October 22, 2010
at 12:59 AM

I find that I vary quite a bit based on my day to day tastes-some days as low as 30 grams (eggs cooked in butter for breakfast, chicken with herbed coconut oil for lunch, beef patty on a stirfry for dinner), other days around 100 (veggies etc for breakfast, salad for lunch, apple as a snack, more veggies with dinner and unsweetened chocolate for dessert). For reference I'm female, 5'3", and 110lbs.

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