I'm low carb at the request of my dr, and I feel great after a day on this plan! My dad is a body builder and told me that 70 g of carbs was probably even too much, and 140 g protein wasn't enough, but he's very clean/carnivore with his eating. However, I do have early indicators of type 2 diabetes and I have high cholesterol, and I may be gluten intolerant. I certainly feel much better/less hungry on this few carbs, not fuzzy at all.
But does that sound about right?
Also, is it necessary that most if not all of my carbs come from dietary fiber instead of sugar?
And how much fat is too much fat?? I feel like I'm eating too much, its about 41% of my calories for today.
With dinner and snacks, today is 1431 calories, 66g fat, 59g carbs and 146g protein.
Here's what my day looks like:
Liquid eggs and reduced fat cheese, scrambled in the microwave
Lamb burger patty, topped with 2 tablespoons plain Greek yoghurt and 1oz feta cheese
Baby green salad with feta and light Caesar dressing
6 oz filet mignon
Baby green salad with lite Caesar and feta cheese
1/2 cup Fresh blackberries in 4 tablespoons cool whip
3 light string cheese sticks
Baby carrots and garlic hummus
I think this is good, but I'm not sure. It feels great to eat so fresh and clean. I'm just wondering whether there will be side effects from going so low on carbs right away. I trust my dad and he looks great and eats great but he is the tiniest bit extreme by my standards, but my standards got me to 262 lbs. the truth is, I'm 22 and pre-diabetic, with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Maybe I need extreme?