Best Answer

Look at overall calories first. For instance, if you're eatind 3,000 calories a day it's probably going to be hard for you to lose weight no matter what the amount of carbs is. Rather, control your overall calories first. There is some debate about how many of those calories should come from carbs, but if it's around 50%-60% you should be ok. Another consideration is the type of carb. Check out this link from Vanderbilt University for more information: Let's say you need to eat 1800 calories a day. This is a reasonable estimate without knowing your specific situation. If 60% of that were carbs, that would translate to 1080 calories, or 270 grams. That would leave you with 360 calories (90 grams) of protein, and 360 calories (40 grams) of fat. All of this assumes you are exercising as well, trying to do some cardio most days of the week and strength training 2-3 days per week. It's a rough estimate, but I'm guessing that if you follow this formula you will be on the way to long term weight loss success.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2006-08-19 16:07:21
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides


8 cards

What is an enzyme

What is the basic unit of a nucleic acids

How does your Body Get energy

Why can the more complex sugar cellulose store more energy than the sugar glucose

See all cards
No Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How many carbohydrates should a 50-year-old woman who weighs 205 lbs have a day to lose weight safely?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

How many carbohydrates should a 34 year old woman who weighs 320 lbs have to have a day to lose weight safely?

I came across a web site that contains detailed information pertaining to your question. The link to the web site is called Daily Carbohydrate Intake for Weight Control and is displayed directly below this window.

How many carbs should a man that is diabetic works 10 hours aday and is 6ft 2ins tall and weighs 225?

Because carbohydrates are non-essential there is no need to eat them at all. If you don't eat carbohydrates the body do not need to release insulin. But if your blood sugar is low and your body is unable to regulate it you should consider consuming small amounts of carbohydrates.

You are a 12 year old girl who weighs 185 pounds what should you do to lose at least 10 pounds in a week?

That is not possible to do safely. One to two pounds a week is a realistic goal. 10 lbs a week is NOT.

How many carbohydrates in an eggplant?

Carbohydrates in an eggplantUncooked 1.6 carbohydrates in 1 oz or 28g or eggplant, peeled2 carbohydrates in 1 oz or 28g or eggplant, unpeeled2.4 carbohydrates in a ½ cup of eggplant4.8 carbohydrates in one cup of cubed peeled eggplants26½ carbohydrates in an average size peeled eggplant (weighs about 1¼ pounds)32 carbohydrates in an average size unpeeled eggplant (weighs about 1¼ pounds)Cooked (boiled or steamed)2½ carbohydrates in 1 oz or 28g or eggplant10 carbohydrates in a 4 oz or 114g portion of eggplant4½ carbohydrates in a ½ cup of eggplant9 carbohydrates in one cup of cubed eggplantFor the carbohydrate content of other vegetables, and fruits, and for free fruit and vegetable carbohydrate charts that you can use as daily guides for either weight loss or weight maintenance, see the page links, further down this page, listed under Sources and Related Links..

If a tree branch can hold three people and John weighs twice as much as Adam and Rachel weighs half as much as Adam then Rachel John and Adam can all sit together on the tree branch safely?

Yes because there are three people.

Why should you weight train?

to find out how much a train weighs

How much a quarter of weed weighs?

should be 7 grams

What waist size should a 5'9 male have who weighs 162lbs?


What should be the height of 14-year-old girl who weighs 46 kgs?

Its should be 156 cm.

How many ml of fluid should person get who weighs 185 pounds?


How much should a ron weigh?

My friend Ron weighs 185 lbs.

How much should a 9 year old weighs?

70-85 pounds

People also asked