3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > Carb Counters

Thread Tools
Old 05-17-2012, 05:00 AM   #1
Mummy-tummy battler
jitterfish's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 507

S/C/G: 132ish(290+)/~ticker~/75(165)

Height: 164(5'4")

Default How many carbs are you eating?

I'm just curious to see how many carbs people are consuming a day. And how long have you been low carbing.
"I've come too far to take orders from a cookie" - Thanks Nutrition junkie!
"If there was ever a zombie apocalypse Iíd be screwed at running away so I had better get fit because I canít shoot either" - Me

Overall Progress

8 Week Challenge

jitterfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 05:56 AM   #2
Larry's Angel
JerseyGyrl's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NW New Jersey But, My Heart's In Pittsburgh!! GO STEELERS & PENGUINS!!!
Posts: 3,060

S/C/G: 245/143/145


Originally Posted by jitterfish View Post
I'm just curious to see how many carbs people are consuming a day. And how long have you been low carbing.
I've been low carbing (Atkins) for a little over 8 years now. I keep my carbs on the low end, typically 30-40 a day. The bulk of my carbs come from veggies & salads. That being said, what works for some does not work for everyone...we are all different
Start Each Day With A Grateful Heart

Still Going Strong On Atkins Since April 13, 2004

Before & After Pics: http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2.../Kimatlake.jpg
JerseyGyrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 09:27 AM   #3
Just One Day!
tavvy's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Central North Carolina
Posts: 200

S/C/G: 270/ticker/150

Height: 5'6''


About 15-20% of my calories come from carbs. Usually between 90-120.

I have a very physical job and do intense exercise 6 days a week so I find that any lower and I feel rundown.

All of my carbs come from whole grains, veggies, beans, raw nuts/seeds, very little fruit (one serving/day), raw honey and the occasional frozen yogurt!

Last edited by tavvy; 05-17-2012 at 09:29 AM.
tavvy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 05:20 PM   #4
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: East Coast
Posts: 68

S/C/G: 165/118.4/123

Height: 5.4


I usually eat between 50-80 grams of carbs per day mostly at breakfast.
habakuktwo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 11:47 PM   #5
I'm a khaleesi!!
ghost's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,352

S/C/G: 260/188/130

Height: 5'3"


I'm on induction level carbs so less then or equal to 20 grams.
*insert awesome signature here*
ghost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 04:25 AM   #6
Losing tiny horses
carbstart's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 100

S/C/G: 173/ticker/150

Height: 5'8"


50-150g per day. Typically less than 40% each day. I'm not super strict anymore but it works for me.
carbstart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 10:26 AM   #7
I can do anything!
ValRock's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posts: 2,509

S/C/G: 267/Ticker/150 & BAMF

Height: 5'9.5"


I typically stay below 60-70. Nearly all my carbs come from fruit/veg with the occasional small serving of quinoa or honey.
It's OK to be Strong & Pretty! Lift heavy or go home!
ValRock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2012, 04:00 AM   #8
mysleepingdragon's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Scotland
Posts: 49

S/C/G: 23stone/17st11/11stone3

Height: 5'6''


I no longer count, but I eat the same foods I use to count meticulously (weighing on a food scale and entering in a nutritional software). My carbs stay under 10% of my calories, which is about 10-30 carbs a day without deducting for fibre.

What I do is try and balance the foods I know that are higher in carbs (sausages, tomatoes, onions, cheese, nuts, etc) with the ultra low/no carb like plain meats and fats. I sprinkle a few nuts in a meal rather than eat them as a snack. Same with fruit, I may only use 1/4 of an apple cooked with shredded cabbage, rather than eat a whole piece of fruit. I never get tired of finding new combinations of the same old foods. It can be amazing to discover that enhancing a a bowl curry with just 4 currants! I use carby foods as a condiment these day, rather than a meal.
My Blog: http://myselkiehair.wordpress.com/

mysleepingdragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2012, 05:21 PM   #9
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 11


I try to stay under 100....Under 50 on a really good day.
HealthyHanna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2012, 11:35 AM   #10
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 6


Interesting thread! I'm just now on induction so I'm only around 20. It's interesting to see how high people can go once they move into phase 2-4.
mcplusthree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 05:16 PM   #11
ALG918's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Washington State
Posts: 66

S/C/G: 417/353.6/250

Height: 5'3


I just started three months ago, but I try and stay under 20g a day
ALG918 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 09:25 PM   #12
Junior Member
Belanna's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 16


60 is a good number for me.
Belanna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2012, 04:21 PM   #13
Senior Member
kmstacy's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: IL
Posts: 246

S/C/G: 278/247/178

Height: 5.3



"One year from now, you'll be glad you started today."
kmstacy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2012, 01:03 PM   #14
UnrepentantThinner's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Big Rhody
Posts: 20

S/C/G: 175/165/135

Height: 5'2"


I'm trying under 60 a day. If I go under that I don't get enough variety from vegetables and not enough fiber. I also stay under 2,000 calories a day. Been using counting software. I'm also trying to go Paleo - no no grains or sugars. had a couple of days where I felt pretty awful. Also, sleep is not as good as it use to be. But now things are better. I am new at this. I have lost 7 pounds in a couple of weeks. I have to take a natural supplement (colon tone by Swanson) to things keep moving.

My Diet Blog - Kitty Commando
UnrepentantThinner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 04:37 PM   #15
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Atlanta GA
Posts: 16

S/C/G: 210/185/175

Height: 5'10''


bagel in the morning, bread with a sandwich for lunch, then brown rice at dinner most days. seems like a lot but most is wheat bread, and i eat small size meals.

Also to be clear i eat fruit, and other carbless snacks thought out the day.
mclark12 is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how many calories are you eating? How much are you losing a week? 3kiddos Featherweights 42 07-14-2012 04:08 AM
how many carbs are people eating a day? IsobelRose22 20-Somethings 18 08-04-2011 08:04 PM
How much carbs are you eating demetrismoore Carb Counters 12 10-10-2010 08:15 PM
How many calories are you eating? FoxyMomma 20-Somethings 37 07-17-2008 05:09 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:55 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2