Feb 28, 2009 6:00 AM GMT
Ok so I'm planning to lose a few pounds in the next 3 weeks, and I'm trying to do the following diet. I've obviously cut out junk food completely, and I'm hoping to consume at least 2000 calories every day. The only problem I'm constantly dealing with is cutting down carbs. I've cut down carbs when I diet, but honestly it's really really difficult because it seems like everything out there has carbs. I read on nutrition fact labels that one should take in at least 300 grams a day of carbs based on a 2000 calorie diet. I've been able to cut down this number in half, so about 150 grams a day. However, I feel like I'm still eating too many carbs because I'm still able to sneak in wheat bread and such with my sandwhiches and peanut butter. I know I could just eat meat, dairy, and other foods that don't have carbs. Although, if I do my fat and protein content will really really high, and that's bad isn't it? My protein and fat content is already high as it is. I'm actually wondering how much carbs should I cut down? Like can somebody give me a recommended number like 100 grams a day of carbs based on a 2000 calorie diet or something? Is cutting down carbs really all that important? Frankly, I love carbs, good carbs of course. I love eating fruit and whole grains, even though I think whole grains might be bad carbs. Anyway, anybody have some advice? I really apppreciate guys, thanks.