Here’s the way we define different levels of low carb at Diet Doctor:
Strict low carb <20 gram carbs per day
Moderate low carb 20-50 grams per day
Liberal low carb 50-100 grams per day
For comparison a regular Western diet can easily contain 250 grams of carbs or more in a day, most of them bad refined carbs, including sugar.
For more information check out the great Diet Doctor site which can be found here.
not "too" much of a difference in quantity!! my problem is not portion control, i like carbs....plain and simple!!!
Hi Debbie, I like carbs, Italian, Chinese and Indian food was my sort of food, for much of my adult life, but a high carb diet very near killed me. I have a choice, low carb or lots of drugs, many ineffective or carry dangerous side effects. I chose real whole fresh whole food. Remember carbs equals sugar and sugar is poison for most.
Great guide line. Thanks Eddie and for the link.
I started low carbing - 32 grams - 20 years ago. The nurses shouted at me for being crazy and told me not to ignore 'quality of life' would you believe. After 16 years of it I fell off the wagon a few years back and now they shout at me for not low carbing :-)
Now I find it hard to go so low.
I too would find it hard, but I have no choice. That being said it gets easier. I am motivated by fear, as a type two diabetic, I fear going blind, I fear being an amputee. Jan is not a diabetic and touch wood, super fit and healthy. She low carbs because Alzheimer's runs in her family. Will this help, who knows, but a whole fresh food diet cannot do any harm, and most whole fresh food is low carb.
Pleased you found this guide handy.
Those meals look pretty good.
The Government say we should eat 230 - 300g carbs a day. Next time a doctor or nurse freaks out about my diet I'll point out that this equates to three Glucose Tolerance Tests per day, every day.
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