1

votes

Carb choices and calories

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 31, 2013 at 10:59 PM

I am a large man trying to drop weight. I am on a plan that requires me to have 300grams of protein 240 grams of carbs and 115g of fat. I am trying to use the paleo approach but I find it hard to get in those amount of carbs in a day without using starchy carbs. Does anyone have any suggestions.

463e09e6e28c4f2591aaca88bf0c3cef

(248)

on June 19, 2013
at 11:50 AM

Yes, and apparently any excess protein gets transformed by the body into glucose (http://www.marksdailyapple.com/how-much-is-too-much/#axzz2Wf6ow0yO)... so there really is no need to eat that much.

463e09e6e28c4f2591aaca88bf0c3cef

(248)

on June 19, 2013
at 11:47 AM

Who gave you this plan to follow? According to Mark Sission (http://www.marksdailyapple.com/how-to-succeed-with-the-primal-blueprint/#axzz2Wf5wmThS) you're dangerously close to the Danger Zone with 240 g of carbs!

  • 56209d447c2637f718d1270e7b8ecc91

    asked by

    (5)
  • Views
    1.2K
  • Last Activity
    1431D AGO
Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

3 Answers

2
1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on May 31, 2013
at 11:14 PM

If you're sedentary, you don't need that amount of carbs (or fat, or protein). If you're active (and not an endurance athlete but do regular, intense resistance training and walking/NEPA), then you SHOULD be eating a hefty portion of those 240 grams as starch.

1
76e82f76e7e3ed9747c980b50fc51b25

(229)

on June 01, 2013
at 01:29 AM

Wayyyy too many carbs if your trying to drop weight without being ravenously hungry! Drop carbs to 50-100 and make up the difference with fat. 300 grams of protein is a lot also but not as big a deal as the carbs

463e09e6e28c4f2591aaca88bf0c3cef

(248)

on June 19, 2013
at 11:50 AM

Yes, and apparently any excess protein gets transformed by the body into glucose (http://www.marksdailyapple.com/how-much-is-too-much/#axzz2Wf6ow0yO)... so there really is no need to eat that much.

0
B3f9c52a75acfaa8415ee6cb8cde83a3

on June 19, 2013
at 07:04 AM

Both counting carbs and counting calories are effective for weight loss. It is basically just two different paths to ultimately get to the same goal of weight reduction. However, the important distinction is that, depending on whether you're counting carbs or calories, you will be eating a vastly different selection of foods under each approach. If you like eating fatty foods while still losing weight, go with the Atkins Diet, but if you would rather eat foods that restrict fat and are low calorie in nature, stick to counting calories.

Answer Question


Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!