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How Many Carbs do You Limit Yourself to Per Day?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Listlad, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    It would help me enormously to know how many grams per day people are limiting themselves to.

    I see figures of less than 20, less than 50 and less than 100 grams per day banded about but wonder which are the most representative?
     
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  2. NoCrbs4Me

    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Approximately zero.
     
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  3. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    I see yes, the clue is in the user name. :)
     
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  4. Type-2-Havent-A-Clue

    Type-2-Havent-A-Clue Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don’t know as yet but as a work in progress I aim to keep mine under 30g per day
     
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  5. Member496333

    Member496333 · Guest

    At the moment low enough that I don’t bother counting. No more than half a palmful of broccoli and some spinach per day. Plus a bit of dairy. I’d guess at around 10g but definitely less than 20g. That’s obviously full-ketogenic though. It’s not for everyone I’m sure.
     
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  6. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    Good luck with that with the Cadbury’s creme eggs.
     
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  7. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    I eat around 100 grams of carbs daily on a good day... on bad days more
     
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  8. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    I see you have them screwed right down to a minimum, Jim.
     
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  9. Type-2-Havent-A-Clue

    Type-2-Havent-A-Clue Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I haven’t touched them. I’m more of a dairy milk kinda guy!
     
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  10. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    I see, that sounds more like my kind of number.
     
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    Type-2-Havent-A-Clue Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I typo’d I should of said 20g
     
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  12. Member496333

    Member496333 · Guest

    Yeah for sure. Honestly I only really eat the green veg because I like it. Very often I’ll have cauliflower in place of broccoli so I’d guess on average I’m at 10g.
     
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  13. briped

    briped Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I never go above 16g/day.
     
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  14. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    Yes, you are like me i.e trying to find your way with this stuff.
     
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  15. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Aim for 100g a day average.
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    Again, a very tight number or at least it appears to me like that from my end of the spectrum. But thanks I appreciate all the input.
     
  17. Boo1979

    Boo1979 Other · Well-Known Member

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    30-40g
    Everybody has a different level of carbs that allows themto maintain good blood sugar levels. It varies from person to person and in my experience it changes over the course of time.
    The only way to work out your carb threshold is by testing testing and then testing some more
     
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    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    Around 30 ish I think but it definitely varies. Still in ketosis even on the higher days.
     
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    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I don't think about it as such. No to bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, cakes et al, so meat, dairy, veg and loads of fish seems to work for me.
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    As in zero?
     
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