I'm suffering from fatigue and anxiety and I want to increase my carbs but 150 seems such a high number to achieve on a diet based around fat and protein (which I'd rather be eating tbh)
Even if I eat 2 cups of broccoli and a sweet potato that's still only 50 grams. I don't like rice that much and sweet potatoes are quite expensive and I don't like them that much either to be honest, and 150 grams of vegetables seems like a lot.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Also, those of you who are eating higher carbs what is a typical day?
Fruit and regular potatoes. If you're not a fan of rice, you may want to try rice noodles. Experiment as they're not all alike, but I've found a vermicelli that's a really good replacement for wheat noodles.
Edit to add: I will never get the demonization of good old corn on the cob. If you don't digest it well, you can puree it to make creamed corn.
Aside from sweet potatoes & fruit....
Have you tried adding salsa to things - salads, eggs, meat - or just using as a dip for your veggies? I love the stuff and can put down a ton of it. Plus, there are so many varieties (or you can make your own) that it's tough to get bored.
One of my favorite quickie meals is to mix a can of tuna with an avocado and salsa. You've got a bunch of protein, but also fat from the avo and carbs from the avo and salsa. AND throw in a little bacon if you're feeling froggy. :)
One average day for me from Crom-o-meter -
Yoghurt & Muesli (GF and really high quality ingredients)
Stew with steamed vegies
Cheese & pickles
2 squares of lindt 85
Thats a lowish carb day for me. If I was going riding, I would have rice on my salad and dinner.
Twice daily have about 8-10 ounces of some starchy potato: white or sweet. That will get you to something like 150 grams.
Carrots also have decent carbs, more than most people think anyhow.
Parsnips have less than carrots but you can prolly get more than you think from them, too.
Sweet potatos are expensive by you? That's odd I think. Anyway, white potatos work just fine; they've actually got more carb per ounce than sweet potato so it's a win win for you.
If I were eating that many carbs a day, and wanted it all whole foods, I'd choose a mix of fruit, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and brown rice to diversify my toxins.
If I wanted just one source, I'd choose either fruit, potatoes, or white rice to minimize toxins.
Note: counting the carbs in vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, kale, lettuce, etc is a novice mistake.
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