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How many carbs a day do you eat and why do you eat the amount you do?

I bet I eat between 200 and 300 carbs a day. 300 is on the way heavy eatin day

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Usually around 200 to 240. I'm trying to cut it back a bit.
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I have been averaging between 130 and 150 carbs per day since pumping. I don't know why. I just can't seem to low carb.

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I have 150 or less daily and still struggle to keep my numbers down...how do you do it with 300?
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I have been averaging between 130 and 150 carbs per day since pumping. I don't know why. I just can't seem to low carb.


LOL that would be a low carb day for me. My endo wants me down to 180 a day..........I said good luck with that........lol

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LOL that would be a low carb day for me. My endo wants me down to 180 a day..........I said good luck with that........lol

Well, by low carbing, I meant 30 to 45 carbs per day. I'm not sure how they can do it. You and I both would starve. LOL.

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I eat between 70-120 carbs a day...and I don't low carb at all...it's just what I eat. How exactly do you consume 200-300 carbs a day??
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7 day average on my pump tells me 206g of carbs. I could not exist on 100 or less. I don't want to eat nothing but fat and protien. Carbs are not the enemy. You just have to learn how to manage them. I have lost weight after going on the pump eating 200g a day. Went from 150 to 140 lbs and have stayed there for a year. A1C is at 6.0. I feel like I don't eat much at all.
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I eat 30 or less. I find that I can maintain my bg much better on this level. My average bg for the last 14 days is 93. My goal is 85. Just because I am diabetic doesn't mean I can't achieve normal bg numbers. Mu goal is to get of meds completely.
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And I thought my 75 to 85 abouts was equivalent to Consuming Mass Quantities.

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I eat 30 or less. I find that I can maintain my bg much better on this level. My average bg for the last 14 days is 93. My goal is 85. Just because I am diabetic doesn't mean I can't achieve normal bg numbers. Mu goal is to get of meds completely.


what the h3ll do you eat?? cardboard?
what is your average daily meal like? I really am curious how the low carbers do it.
2 cups of milk are 30 carbs so you'd be done for the day

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I average 90 carbs or less a day.

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what the h3ll do you eat?? cardboard?
what is your average daily meal like? I really am curious how the low carbers do it.
2 cups of milk are 30 carbs so you'd be done for the day


I average 90 carbs or less a day.


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My diabetes dietitian told me to allow 180 carbs per day. I don't know if it is based on weight but that is my approximate weight. I actually usually hold it to about 40 per meal or 120 per day.
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I eat about 100g or less a day, but I do sometimes have a carb up (choccy eclair rum baba piece of pizza grilled sandwich etc)

avg day
bf apple cottage cheese heavy cream

lunch
salad meat or cheese maybe mandarin orange
or homemade lentil soup low carb toast

din dins

meat and green veg (lots of) maybe a bit of fruit or 70% lindt choc might have a slice of roast tatey if dh is having some...

I have the odd cappucino between meals, but I mostly don't snack..
I find it hard to control my bg even with insulin if I go over 50 g carb per meal...unless I am doing vigorous exercise right afterwards..

I think it's what you get used to.. I did 2 yrs < 30g so now feels positively decadent!
FYI though.. low carb is not cardboard..that's low fat... low carb is creamy fatty goodness...mmmmmmmm.....
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I don't keep track of how many carbs I eat per day. I just eat what I want and blast for it! I think more about fat and calories because I don't want to gain weight. I told a friend the other day that if I say no to a piece of cake at a birthday party, it's not because I have diabetes ~ it's because I know how much work it'll take on the treadmill to burn it off! Don't get me wrong though ~ if I want cake, I'll eat cake!
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Somewhere between 40 & 70 on average, but a bit more sometimes over weekends. I find the main problem with low/restricted carb eating is every mealtime requires some degree of preparation (=work!), and I am fundamentally lazy :D

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Usually around 40 per meal plus an extra 30-40 per day for snacks, so about 160.
At the moment I'm trying to lose weight so eat about 60 per day. I am eating a lot of salads. Mainly fruit & veg plus some protein. I am a small woman so expect a man would need more.
The impression I have from people I've talked to on very low carb diets is that they live alone & eat very bizzare food that is high in fat. However I have no idea what you must eat to consume 300 carbs a day. Presumably you don't have a weight issue (yet)
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I'm usually less than 200 but it varies depending on my supper. My daytime meals and snacks add up to about 80.

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breakfast = 30grams
lunch = 30 grams
mid afternoon munch = 10 -30 grams
dinner = 40 - 100 grams (usually around 50 - 60grams though)

average total daily is about 140 grams.

if i eat over 30 grams during the day my Bg's spike up and i get tired and hungry.
night time i can pre-bolus so its easier to control.
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