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Old 06-02-2011, 10:16 AM   #1
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I've hit a plateau for about 3 weeks now. I have been 133.6-133.8 every weigh in for the last two weeks or so. So, I decided to take a look back through my diet journal and I think my main problem may be that I am eating too many carbs. I am on a 1500 calorie diet; however I think that carbs are stalling my progress because I am eating between 150-200 grams per day at least. I've never counted carbs before. It seems so difficult to count carbs and calories. Does anyone know how many I should eat per day, or how to count calories and carbs?

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Old 06-04-2011, 08:59 PM   #2
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I dont usually count calories but I try to keep my carbs between 20-30 per day. Good Luck! Plateaus usually dont last long. Bet youll see some loss soon!

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Old 06-05-2011, 09:40 AM   #3
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It's not hard to count carbs and calories. I keep track of seven "nutrition data" metrics. Just multiply whatever system you're using now.

What has worked for me was dropping my carb intake to <120 g/day, then gradually moving it down by getting used to different foods (i.e. no more pasta) until now, where I average about 80 gross carbs (50 net). Atkins, on the other hand, recommends dropping your net carbs very low (<20) for a short period of time and then gradually shifting them up until you stop losing weight, then backing off slightly from there. Try doing a little research into different low-carb plans to get an idea of the levels.

I lost 40 lbs between Nov 2010 and Nov 2011 doing low-sugar for my "50 Pounds in 50 Weeks" project. I bounced halfway back up so I'm back for more!

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