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

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

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. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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What do you suggest if my nutritionist says I need to eat 240 g of carbohydrates per day to lose weight and control my glucose.?

What do you suggest if my nutritionist says I need to eat 240 g of carbohydrates per day to lose weight and control my glucose.?

To Lose Weight: To lose weight and to have energy to function in daily life, Balanced Diet needs to have protein, carbohydrates, less Fat, Minerals, Vitamins and Anti-oxidants starting at 1500 Cal/day 240 g of carbohydrates will give 960 calories/day. ,Discuss with your Physician status of blood Glucose, and to decrease daily caloric intake Include Exercise and Stress Management for Weight loss ...Read more

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My nutritionist says I need to eat 240 g of carbohydrates per day to lose weight and control my glucose. What kind of foods should I eat to meet this goal?

My nutritionist says I need to eat 240 g of carbohydrates per day to lose weight and control my glucose. What kind of foods should I eat to meet this goal?

Low glycemic: Choose low glycemic carbohydrates and whole foods such as sweet potatoes and whole grains, and avoid processed carbohydrates such as breakfast cereal, bread, cake, and cookies. Also avoid anything containing high fructose corn syrup, agave, or added sugar. ...Read more

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How many gram of carbohydrate should I take per day to lose weight and ant the same time prevent hypoglucemia?

Individuals vary: I am glad to see that you want to make sure that your plan to lose weight is done safely. The composition of a diet varies by individual, their current health, activity level, goals and tastes. Further, diet is not the only contributing factor to hypoglycemia. You should see a bariatric physician to make sure that your desired weight management plan will be safe and effective. ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight (about 30 pounds). What is considered the ideal amount of carbohydrates for me to consume daily?

I'm trying to lose weight (about 30 pounds). What is considered the ideal amount of carbohydrates for me to consume daily?

Your choice: Only for breakfast like waffles, pancakes, bread, rice and others you like. !200 calories per breakfast. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat carbohydrates if I am trying to lose weight?

Is it ok to eat carbohydrates if I am trying to lose weight?

Yes, in moderation: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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Am 14, 345lbs, and 6'1. If I do not eat any carbohydrates and minimal amounts of sugar, will i lose weight?

Am 14, 345lbs, and 6'1. If I do not eat any carbohydrates and minimal amounts of sugar, will i lose weight?

Losing weight: You are on the right foot. But, you will need to limit the number of calories you eat, always eat breakfast, and do something like walking fast enough to get your heart rate up to about 130 for at least 20 minutes per day. ...Read more

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If you eat a low calorie diet but majority consists of carbohydrates, would you still lose weight?

If you eat a low calorie diet but majority consists of carbohydrates, would you still lose weight?

Yes, if low enough: Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (without salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits contain natural sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, regardless of where it comes from. ...Read more

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I usually eat proteins like chicken breast , fish etc more than carbohydrates like rice , and some vegetables for lunch . Can i lose weight ?

I usually eat proteins like chicken breast , fish etc more than carbohydrates like rice , and some vegetables for lunch . Can i lose weight ?

Calories in n out: That's a good start but ... You basically need to burn more calories than you take in. Increase your exercise, choose healthier, less-caloric foods and drinks. The nice thing is that if u build more muscle you will even burn more calories while you sleep! and don't focus too much on weight. Focus more on pants-size, etc. Muscle weighs more than fat but that's ok--its good wt. ...Read more

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How many carbs should I eat a day to LOSE weight and yes I exercise. Thanks in advance.

How many carbs should I eat a day to LOSE weight and yes I exercise. Thanks in advance.

30-40 grams a meal: Cutting back on carbs is a great way to lose weight. If you limit carbs to 30-40 grams with each meal it will help you lose weight. To give you an example one apple has 20 grams of carbs and a slice of bread usually has about 15-20 grams of carbs. Eat lots of vegetables and lean meats. Great that you are exercising. Good luck. ...Read more

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I train very intense every day as im a boxer but hv trouble losing weight, is 100g of carbs per day enough for my workouts? & will i lose weight fast?

No: 100 g of carbs a day is not enough for a young male who is intense training, even if you are trying to lose weight. See a dietician to find out where you can cut fat calories as this will help you lose weight faster and still provide the energy you need to train. ...Read more

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I am a boxer and weigh 76 kg I am trying to lose weight so I am only having 100 grams of carbs per day is this enough carbs for my boxing workouts?

I am a boxer and weigh 76 kg I am trying to lose weight so I am only having 100 grams of carbs per day is this enough carbs for my boxing workouts?

May be low : 100-150 grams is good for the average active person but you may need more. Pay attention to your energy levels. You can also check your urine with keto strips. When you run out of carbs you start burning fat and that shows up in your urine. ...Read more

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I eat lots of protein, slow burning carbs, and I STILL can't lose weight, even with a 6 day a week exercise routine. Do I have insulin resistance?

I eat lots of protein, slow burning carbs, and I STILL can't lose weight, even with a 6 day a week exercise routine.  Do I have insulin resistance?

Weight loss: Exercise may build muscle, which can add to weight, even though you are more trim. However, most of us eat more than we think, and exercise less than we think. Recommend getting a fitbit or equivalent and use not only the exercise features, but the calorie/food counting features. If you tally up all your food every day, you may have some surprises. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many carbs should I eat in order to lose weight?

Carbs: Ideally about 60g daily, but even 100g is ok provided those carbs have a low glycemic index(<40).Focus of proteins and fats in your diet. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can I eat if i'm trying to stick to low carbs, low fat in order to lose weight?

Please suggest what foods can I eat if i'm trying to stick to low carbs, low fat in order to lose weight?

Several.: Lean meat, fish, poultry. Virtually most vegetables, which are calorically non-dense! berries. All non-sugar beverages- fruit juices need be avoided! avoid baked goods! low carb, high fiber tortillas (ole, mission, other brands). ...Read more

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I seriously need to lose weight. Is Atkins a good choice? I tend to eat a lot of carbs so i believe that adds to my weight.

I seriously need to lose weight. Is Atkins a good choice? I tend to eat a lot of carbs so i believe that adds to my weight.

Better choices: We are all genetically unique so there is no single diet perfect for everyone. But most people will lose weight by minimizing high-glycemic foods like grains, sugar & potatoes (see http://www.Glycemicindex.Com/) & avoiding fried/fatty foods. Emphasize vegetables & fruits, beans, organically raised eggs & meats & wild seafood. Dairy, nuts seeds & whole grains can be eaten in moderation.See comment:. ...Read more

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How many carbs should I eat daily want to lose weight?

Dieting: The secret of dieting is the combination of low calories ( 1500 calories/day) combined with regular moderate cardiovascular exercise. The right diet is one that is high in protein (60% of the calories) and low in fats and sugars. Carbohydrates should be around 25% of the diet. In a 1500 calorie diet that would 375 calories or 90 grams of carbs in a day. ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more