Carbs and Protein

Discussion in 'Health Nutrition and Supplements' started by Calantha, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Calantha

    Calantha New Member

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    Hello...

    I'm currently monitoring my caloric and food intake. Currently my goal breakdown for the end of the day should be 1800-2000 Cal, 30% Fat, 20% Protein and 50% Carbs.

    Meeting the calorie requirements is not an issue, nor is the fat/protein percentage. But I am having problems NOT going over in the Carb department. For an example, today (after already entering in what I will eat for dinner), I am at 24% Fat, 20% Protein and 56% Carbs, with only having consumed 1300 Cal. Any suggestions of what I can include that ISN'T a carb? I'm having a hard time finding foods that aren't high in Carbs, which brings me to my next question...

    Is there a difference between good carbs and bad carbs? What I mean is, if I've eaten 60% Carbs, but 50% of that is fruit or veggies, is that a big deal as compared with if I had just eaten bread or wheat products all day?

    Is it ok to over-eat in the Carb department if it is fruit and vegetables?

    Thanks for your insight!
     
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  2. tie

    tie New Member

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    try to make sure that the majority of those carsbs are "complex" potatos, yams, oatmael etc.
     
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  4. tonyzackery

    tonyzackery Well-Known Member

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    Eat lots of salad to avoid the carbs...

    I don't have any acronyms behind my name so I'm no expert, but "good" carbs are those that have a low glycemic value - meaning they don't cause a significant rise in your blood sugar level. Good carbs are also usually higher in fiber than "bad" carbs, which have a higher glycemic value and converted to fat or glycogen relatively quickly due to the body's release of insulin to get the blood sugar level in check...

    With a little of your own research, you will find TONS of better information on the net...
     
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