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Need help measuring carbs

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 06, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Very basic but I am trying to stay between 40 and 100 grams of carbs per day, and I've never measured carb intake before...how do I get started? and how do I determine grams of carbs in specific veggies? Thanks!

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i didn't know that even existed. thanks!!

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on March 06, 2012
at 04:27 PM

If you don't want to look up each vegetable, here is an easy, general standard. Not as exact as weighing and looking up each food, but simple.

1 cup mixed salad, or raw, low-starch vegs = 6g carbs.

2/3 cup cooked, diced, low-starch veggies = 6g carbs.

1/4 cup cooked, mashed, high-starch veggies = 6g carbs


Also, for protein: one ounce of cooked meat = 6 - 7 grams of protein.

One egg has ca. 6 grams of protein, too.


Here is some info about "hidden carbs".

http://www.lowcarb.ca/tips/tips009.html

This lists coffee, egg yolks, cream, herbs, and many other carb amounts for items not usually found in lists of carb amounts.

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on March 06, 2012
at 04:05 PM

Or how about the paleo-oriented nutrition tracker: http://paleotrack.com/

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on March 07, 2012
at 03:20 AM

i didn't know that even existed. thanks!!

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on March 07, 2012
at 02:43 AM

I use http://cronometer.com/ for nutrition tracking.

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on March 07, 2012
at 02:28 AM

I find this guide helpful. One "serving" = around 15 grams. So you'd be allowed between 3 and 7 servings per day. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/diabetes-diet/DA0006

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on March 06, 2012
at 03:58 PM

check out meal trackers online such as

www.myfitnesspal.com www.fitday.com www.dailyplate.com

you can track your meals and they have a comprehensive list of foods you eat with all the nutritional values listed.

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