i am trying to up my carb intake from vlc and i'm VERY DYSLEXIC with math. i've never counted anything thing i've ingested in my life other than pills.
is there a good calculator type thing to guestimate carbs? particularly in long grain rice?
the cooked vs uncooked deal confuses me as well.
EDIT: There are blood sugar issues at hand which is why there is a need to keep track of the carb levels.
I just use Fitday
I'm trying to avoid giving side-wise answers, but in this case I think I need to. I don't agree you need to count calories to increase your carbs.
If you've been eating non-starchy vegetables (greens, asparagus, broccoli, etc.) then add a starchy vegetable like potato or rutabaga. If you've been having half of a potato, go to a whole one, or from 1 to 2, etc. If you've been having half a cup of rice go to a cup. Add a banana.
Don't worry about counting. Try a change in how much you eat and see what happens. If that's not enough, add more.
You'll save yourself a lot of grief and you should still be able to find what's right for you.
I like NutritionData ... it's a great nutrition calculator with all sorts of info, much of which is provided visually. Here's their entry for 1 c of cooked long grain white rice. But here's a simple table showing what 15g of carbs is, portion-wise, for various foods.
Me, I'm a math nerd, so the more data the better ;). That said, I think Nance has a point. If you've been VLCing, you will need a little bit of time to adjust to additional carbs, but just adding some starches to your meals is okay too.
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