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How many carbohydrates do i need to consume per day to lose weight?

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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine 20 years experience
It varies: There is no magic number of carbohydrates per day needed to lose weight. Instead focus on eating small frequent meals with a mixture of nutrients at each meal. Your carb choices should be healthy carbs--whole grains especially-- and as a general rule should make up about one quarter to one third of your plate.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Carb cycling diet: Combine a low-carbohydrate diet with an attempt to restore muscle glycogen and still reap the benefits of ketosis. This involves consuming as close to 0 carbohydrates as possible throughout the week, then following intense workout eating lots of carbohydrates- reg 30 percent protein, 65 percent fat and 5 percent carbohydrate cycle with 30 percent protein 5 percent fat and 65 percent carbohydrates.
Last updated Jul 7, 2015


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