Hey guys.... I understand I need minimal amount of carbs but I don't know if I want to go into full ketosis. Although I am trying to lose weight I think that having at least 50g of carbs would benefit me. The only source of carbs I am currently getting is from broccoli and some other veggies. I know for a fact I am getting under 20g of carbs a day.
Can you guys help me out to help me some foods I can eat to help raise my carb intake some?
How much will it effect my weight loss by starting to eat 50-80g of carbs a day?
I've done quite well on the weight loss front eating 80-100g of rice and sweet potatoes a day. I'm not much of a fruit fan, but some of the lower fructose fruits (especially berries) would work great as well for increasing carbs.
Sweet potatoes and potatoes are good.
I find it easier to lose weight when my carbs are between 60-70gm/day.
You need to play around & see what works best for you. We all have very different metabolisms and activity levels.
If your goal is to be out of ketosis it doesn't take much. For me a small tomato and 1/2 cup of berries + some greens will keep me out of ketosis except maybe while I sleep. Speaking only for myself I think Paul from the PHD is pretty spot on. 1/2 cup of starch with every meal (3-4 a day for me) plus all the Veg I want and my weight loss seems to go faster and I have fewer issues. You won't be able, if you are like me, to only eat 1-2x a day but you can very comfortably go 5hrs without food so....
My go-to non-starchy carbs are leafy salads and grapefruit. My starchy carbs are usually bananas and converted rice. I don't respond as well to white/sweet potatoes although rutabagas are great.
I'd increase very gradually--you'll probably feel good things happen when you hit your personal groove.
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