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How many carbohydrates per day for weight loss?

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2015-06-22 06:36:30
2015-06-22 06:36:30

HOW MANY CARBOHYDRATES PER DAY FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

The usual number of carbohydrates per day for weight loss ranges from 20 - 60 grams. It can vary according to how insulin resistant you may be (many people have a degree of insulin resistance, often without being aware of it). Some people can eat around 70 grams of carbohydrate per day and lose weight. However, 70 grams daily is usually only for those who are engaging in regular weight training in addition to intense cardiovascular (cardio) exercise.

Initially, it is best to use the 20 - 60 guideline and determine how strict you need to be. Experiment and discover what amount works well for you as an individual.

One of the major causes of insulin resistance, weight gain, obesity, hypertension, dental cavities, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and many other diet related conditions and diseases, is an over-consumption of refined processed carbohydrates, These are not 'natural' carbohydrates.

Therefore, for weight loss or for optimum health, strictly limit refined processed carbohydrates (apart from an occasional treat). If you are unsure what these foods are, at the bottom of this answer you will find a page link leading to a full list.

Replace those foods with specific fat burning proteins and make good use of the thermic effect of these nutritious foods to burn more body fat. If you are unsure what these foods are, you will find a page link at the bottom of this answer leading to a list of the specific fat burning proteins, and more detailed information about the thermic effect of these foods.

Unlike protein and fats, there is no minimum daily requirement of carbohydrate either for good health or to sustain life. In other words, you would die if you ate a totally fat free or protein free diet (this is why low fat diets can be detrimental to health. However, though there is no minimum daily requirement of carbohydrates, they do have many beneficial phytochemicals and fiber so eating some is fine.

Therefore, staying within your daily carbohydrate allowance for weight loss, get your carbohydrates from unprocessed natural sources such as (preferably organic) non-starchy vegetables such as leafy green vegetables or leafy salad vegetables and low carbohydrate fruits such as berries.

For more detailed information about low carbohydrate foods, how many carbohydrates per day for weight loss, how best to use low carbohydrate diets, and examples of low carbohydrate foods, you will find an appropriate page link at the bottom of this answer.

If you are able bodied, and want to take things further to burn more body fat, or improve overall health, combine your fat burning foods and low carbohydrate diet, with fat burning exercises. At the bottom of this answer is a page link that will show you how to do this.

HOW MANY CARBOHYDRATES PER DAY FOR WEIGHT LOSS, SUMMARY

For the free lists, charts, plans, and in-depth information, to show you how to do it step-by-step, and at your own pace, use the page links given below:

  1. List of Refined Processed Carbohydrates (to avoid or strictly limit)
  2. Fat Burning Foods (to replace the refined processed carbohydrates), and more about the fat burning thermic effect of these foods
  3. How to use Low Carbohydrate Food and Low Carbohydrate Diets
  4. Take things further by using Fat Burning Foods and Low Carb Diet with Fat Burning Exercises
  5. Carbohydrate in Fruits Chart (for weight loss or weight maintenance)
  6. Carbohydrate in Vegetables Chart (for weight loss or weight maintenance)


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2014-09-04 18:56:11
2014-09-04 18:56:11

Low carbohydrate diet is good. That means 30 to 50 grams per day. Even moderate carbohydrates are not much harmful. Like up to 200 grams per day. That is not clear that this will reduce your weight, unless you take less calories.

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