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Old Tue, Apr-16-19, 07:06
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Default How do you track your carbs?

Newbie question here I'm brand new to exploring a lower carb way of eating and I'm wondering how others track their carb intake? Are you following a specific plan that does the tracking for you, or are you using a calorie/macros tracking site?

I've been a calorie counter/tracker for years now and I'm pretty burned out with it right now. I was looking through the visual food guides over at diet doctor and wonder if I can just pick lower carb foods from their lists and not worry about tracking starting out?

Obviously, I have no idea what I'm doing
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Old Tue, Apr-16-19, 07:35
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I eat fewer than 20 carbs a day, so it's easy. I just remember what I've eaten and do the math.
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Old Tue, Apr-16-19, 08:53
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Hi, DaisyDawn. My ballpark method is to count 1 gram of carb per each ounce of cooked green vegs.

I count egg yolks at .5 per yolk, and heavy cream at .8 per ounce.

I eat yoghurt. Made with whole milk, 8 grams of carbs per cup (8 ounces).

A cup of yoghurt + a cup of cooked vegs = 16 g. carbs (CHO)

3 eggs is 1.5g,

plus my supplements =

ca. 30g/CHO/day (d).

As Bob, says, once you find a menu you can live with, it is easy to track without having to count, weight, measure and write everything.

If the food plan isn't working out well, then one can adjust it.

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Old Tue, Apr-16-19, 09:46
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I eat fewer than 20 carbs a day, so it's easy. I just remember what I've eaten and do the math.
Same here.
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I was looking through the visual food guides over at diet doctor and wonder if I can just pick lower carb foods from their lists and not worry about tracking starting out?
I think that would work, Dont eat anything on his Avoid list and you should be fine for a Moderate LC plan. It's the refined processed grains and sugars that send the total high.
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Old Tue, Apr-16-19, 13:32
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I think that would work, Dont eat anything on his Avoid list and you should be fine for a Moderate LC plan. It's the refined processed grains and sugars that send the total high.


I've got all the picture guides bookmarked now

I am tracking over on cronometer today-partly out of habit (used to tracking my calories), and then I want to get an idea of what 100ish grams of carbs actually looks like. So far I've been very pleasantly surprised at how low carb so many of the veggies I eat are! But, I did switch out my dressing today on my salad, from a French style to ranch. What a carb difference! I also skipped my morning whole grains toast, as well as the serving of beans and serving of a whole grain at lunch time. Not really missing them, though as of now I plan on still incorporating them into my meal plans-though in much smaller doses.

Afternoon here and I'm at around 20 grams of net carbs, out of my 100 grams goal. Will have some higher carbs coming yet, with fruit in my green smoothie and then higher carb veggies/sauce with my salmon, for supper. Curious to see where I end up at, for my first day!
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