Low Carb Frequently Asked Questions - how many carbs should i try to stay under

02-11-2011, 03:34 PM
I have decided to try a low carb diet. i have heard in the past to stay under 100 carbs per day is that correct. what else do i need to know. i know i should probably find some book on it. what book would you suggest and which low carb plan. nothing else is working for me. i have been exsercing for two and a half months and have gained 4 pounds. i have been a low calorie diet. staying between 1200 to 1500 calories and i cant lose something is definatly wrong.
thanks for any responses:^:

02-11-2011, 03:39 PM
Personally I try to stay below 100 grams and the weight is steadily coming off since I restarted in January. My average right now is just over 2 lbs a week :)

I generally eat a south beach diet lifestyle and that's a great diet- I just had to make sure I still stayed under 100 grams because for me anything about that and I stop losing weight.

02-11-2011, 03:46 PM
Is there anything else i should know about a south beach diet? I have a friend who told me she lost 10 pounds this month so far on a low carb diet, but not which one. and what kind of book would you recommend so i can really get started. i am already up to 60 carbs today due to late night snacking which i am still trying to contain.
thanks :)

02-11-2011, 06:21 PM
I think on amazon there are a few different south beach diet books and used ones are very affordable. I think the one I got was just the regular south beach diet book.


Can't beat it for $2. :)

I mean for me Atkins is too severe and when I did it I became very ill to the point my doctor said my gall bladder was suffering. I was vomitting after meals a month in to it and my doctor said that was what it was and told me to try south beach instead.

02-20-2011, 09:21 AM
I just got the "17 Day Diet" and liked that because its all spelled out for you NO COUNTING carbs or calories. Its all portions and easy to follow. There are several stages of 17 days and with each you change it up getting your metabolism to kick in and then readjust. Check it out! This is my 4th day and I have already lost 2 lbs. My goal is 20lbs.