Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Are you eating too many carbs?

So I was curious what the recommended amount of carbs a person should consume a day. Now, of course there is not magic number that fits everyone. Your intake will depend on how much activity you do, your age, genetics. But they say a ball park number is about 45% of your calories a day should come from carbs. So if you have a 2000 calorie diet then that would be 900 calories from carbs. Now if you are an endurance athlete you really want to consume foods with more glycogen (anything fiber like fruit, veggies) and take in more fat. You need to avoid the "white stuff" because they will make you glycemic (raise your blood sugar levels) - this is especially important if you want to lose weight. Foods that are glycemic don't hold your appetite and you will want to eat more often.

This is day 2 of my low carb plan. I will refrain from using diet, since diets end and I do wish this to be more of a lifestyle. I've been pretty good at avoiding the Krispy Kreme donuts that run-eth so freely in our hallways at work. So far so good...and I am blogging about this to stay accountable. Summer is just around the corner you know.


MichaelH said...

hey angela, i read that you bought your supreme rc with an additional discount on top of the 40% annual discount.... i was wondering if you happen to have any more discount codes you could spare perhaps?

i'm also interested in getting a fuji from performance, but haven't had that much luck finding these discount codes :\

Angela said...

Well, I bought it at their anniversary sale and for that weekend only, everything in the store was an additional 20% off. Take a look at my blog to find out what time that would be, it should be about once a year at the same time.