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Old Fri, May-07-21, 19:40
JustAGirl JustAGirl is offline
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Default What is your upper carb limit?

For those in maintenance, what is your daily carb limit before you start to see weight gain? What is your general daily activity level?
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Old Sat, May-08-21, 20:15
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Plan: Atkins & IF / TRE
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I shoot for 20. Most times I fall well below, and once in a while it goes slightly above. I cycle almost everyday.
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Old Sun, May-09-21, 02:41
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Plan: Primal/P:E
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My food choices have changed over the years, and they change through the seasons, so I can't stick an absolute number on what will cause fat gain. It varies. IMO, the precise number is less important than what foods it's coming from, and what protein/fat foods are going along with it.

I generally go anywhere from 10-70. I'll have days where I'll have a starchy veggie at dinner, maybe restaurant food that's higher carb than I'd normally have, maybe a sugary sauce. I'll have other days that are basically carnivore, and I'm at 10 or less.

My weight has been 155 lbs (plus or minus no more than a few lbs) for at least 5 years now.

Activity level also varies. I work a seasonal job. While I'm working, I'm on my feet 35 hrs/week with a fair amount of lifting and pushing carts. When I'm laid off, I'm somewhat more sedentary. I started doing a basic strength training routine about a year and a half ago, but not enough that I'm ripped or having to eat extra food. I hate exercise.
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Old Sun, May-09-21, 07:21
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Depends on how much fat I eat. Carbs are fuel, Fat is fuel. Am very active with amateur sport too.

This is my last 7 days per https://cronometer.com

40+26+60+28+53+35+43

Avg 40.7

Also, as I have some body fat too lose, keeping fat very low, prioritize protein. I like adding carbs in the form of some vegetables, seaweed, and from 0% cottage cheese and 0% greek yogurt.

Works for me, your mileage may vary
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Old Sun, May-09-21, 09:04
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Plan: Keto (Atkins Induction)
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Fewer than 20, most days much lower.

Activity level moderate. I walk from 2 to 4 miles at a brisk pace 4 to 6 days a week (depending on the weather).
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Old Sun, May-09-21, 20:16
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I'm grateful for the replies!

Do you subtract fiber carbs from your total?
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Old Sun, May-09-21, 23:36
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I use this: Atkins net carb.

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