Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Primal carb graph

One more post today that I couldn't leave out.  I just found this on MDA's site...which I love more and more.  As you can see, the graph above breaks down the amount of carbs, into weight loss or weight gain.  It's no wonder I've never been able to get this weight off.  I was easily consuming at least 300 grams per day when I was eating healthy.  Whole grain bread, natural ketchup and organic jam are just a few of the foods that come to mind.  I haven't eaten any of those foods for 3 days and my carbs for today are 139.  I log what I eat over at MyPlate which is great for figuring out how much fat, carbs and protein I'm eating.  I'm 16 points above the Weight Loss Sweet Spot, but I'm so happy to have found this graph.  It's giving me something to strive for, something to visualize.

I'd love to know how many carbs you've eaten today and I'm going to log my food again tomorrow and see what the difference is :)


  1. I LOVE bread, so I know I have to be eating at least 300 grams of carbs per day...that is scary! I am going to the health food store this weekend to look for some gluten-free flours what do you recommend?

  2. I saw a list over at MDA that had these numbers (it wasn't on a graph, but it was the same info). I was diagnosed with a mild gluten intolerance 7 months ago, and I've been trying to lower my carb intake ever since. I AM noticing a difference. I always thought that good carbs (whole grains etc) were good for you--bottom of the food pyramid and all that you know? I always thought that Atkins was kinda sketchy, just focused on the empty carbs that our society is so full of... but I'm now converting to the idea that we should have fewer carbs altogether. My husband does not agree with me, so I am shifting our meals toward fewer carbs but I can't cut them out entirely...on the other hand, I do believe in moderation, so maybe it's good we have each other to balance ourselves out. :)

  3. Bridge, it's pretty eye opening. I just purchased Brown Rice Flour, Tapioca Flour, Potato Starch, and Almond Meal Flour in separate bags, but you can also buy this, I've heard it's good :)

    I always thought Atkins was sketchy too, but that's only b/c (IMO) the USDA doesn't want us be consuming it. They want us to be consuming corn, wheat and sugar, which is especially evident in their latest Dietary Guidelines. My hubby is a carb-aholic too and this week has been a little rough, but it's a learning experience.