Carb Counters - Would this be considered generally low carb?

03-15-2013, 06:09 PM
My menu plan usually consists of something like this:

2 slices Sara Lee 45 cal bread (don't know the carb count off top of my head) topped with egg white, handful of cheddar cheese and turkey bacon, oh and a bit of jam

large bowl of unflavored non fat Greek yogurt (Oikos or the like, i think it's roughly 9 carbs?) topped with about 7 large strawberries, a small handful of mixed almonds and walnuts

usually Whey protein low carb shake with maybe 1/2 banana at the most ~OR~ 1 HB egg with a small boiled sweet potato (carb count is lower with boiled)

Huge bowl of mixed greens lettuce topped with "rainbow slaw" which is a mixture of julienned brocolli, cauliflower, carrots, red cabbage, 1/2 avocado, grilled chicken breast, 1/2 can plain sliced beets

1 cup unsweetened almond milk, stevia, 2 T. dark unsweetened cocoa and 2 or 3 T. dairy vanilla sugar free sweetener.


03-15-2013, 06:17 PM
Well, I put that (roughly) into

Estimating your handfuls and not putting in stevia and sweeters.

I get about 1400 calories and 125 carbs, 95 net carbs. To me, anything less than 100 net carbs is a lower carb diet.

03-15-2013, 06:25 PM
oooh, thanks, Melissa!

Sorry, i didn't mean for you to have to crunch numbers :D i had thought it looked like kind of a lower carb menu but i guess not! But... it's certainly lower carb that what i ate before i lost the weight, for sure. I do add stevia to the yogurt and homemade cocoa but didn't think stevia carried significant carb amounts!

And even if it was considered bonified low carb i certainly derail it every Friday on my cheat days! (and i still lose:carrot:)


03-15-2013, 06:41 PM
Well, Stevia is zero calories (supposedly) and it is under 100 net carbs (approximately) and right around there. It's definitely lower than what the standard perscription/formula dictates.

03-15-2013, 06:44 PM
Okay and i just reread your post ie NET carbs and it does sound like w/ your number crunching my menu kind of falls under *lower* carb

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03-15-2013, 06:49 PM
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03-15-2013, 06:52 PM
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03-15-2013, 08:12 PM
The AAFP considers a low carbohydrate diet to be one that consists of 20% or less of total daily calories from carbohydrate... so at 1400 calories that would be 280 calories or less from carbohydrate or 70 grams of carbohydrate or less daily at that calorie level...

03-15-2013, 08:19 PM
What is AAFP?

ETA: American Association of Family Physicians?

03-15-2013, 08:35 PM
What is AAFP?

ETA: American Association of Family Physicians?

Yes, that's it...

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04-23-2013, 04:51 PM
I think what people consider low carb varies quite a bit. My doctor told me that an American diet for a woman my age/size (24, 5'4) includes anywhere from 180-230 carbs per day. Though the amount he would suggest (presuming one is not on a special diet) is between 90-130 carbs per day, as the norm.

Because I'm epileptic, I'm trying to do a ketogenic diet, which is closer to 20 carbs per day... so it's all relative. I would agree with berryblondeboys that generally anything under 100 carbs a day is considered low carb because it cuts the normal American diet carb amount (180-230) in half.

04-23-2013, 05:06 PM
To really be low carb, one has to cut out fruit and bread as much as possible. I generally eat below 50g for maximal weight loss and between 60-80g when I want some slack. But my weight loss is highly dependent on carbs. It really depends what one wants to achieve. Ketogenic for most people is probably around 50g and below.