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Measuring Carbs.

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I want to reduce the amount of carbs I put in my meals.

I see online how many grams of carbs you should eat for both low carb and Keto diets.

I want to start with 30 grams per meal but I don't have a clue how to measure it.

 

For example how do I measure 30 grams of oats for my breakfast.Is it the raw oats in the packet,the

cooked oats in the bowl or some thing else.

 

The other carbohydrate foods I need to measure are Buckwheat,Brown Rice Noodles,White Rice Noodles

and plain old White Rice.

 

I have been trying to loose weight for a long time, changing my diet slowly but surely.I've lost a lot of the weight

but there is still about 6KG to go.I eat moderate portions of healthy food and would probably be thin if I was healthy enough to exercise.I don't want to eats less,I will eat more fat and protein if I can measure these carbs.

 

 

 

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I use the Keto Diet App on my phone which has a calculator for many types of foods. For you example of oats for example, it gives you the calories from carbs/protein/fat for dry oats and for various methods of preparation. You can maintain a daily log of what you have eaten so you can track everything.

I expect there are other apps out there that do a similar thing.

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Thanks,I will try that app.

I have been on google and found that I cup of cooked oats is 33gm of carb

                                                                    I cup of cooked buckwheat is about the same

                                                                    1 cup of white rice is 55gm carb

So 1 cup of any of these is o.k for 1 meal,3 times a day and is quick to measure.

Does that sound right to you.

 

The next thing I need to do is measure noodles,dried brown rice noodles and fresh rice noodles.I wil probably have to weigh them which won't be as convenient as measuring a cup.

Any ideas...............

 

 

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Here ya go!
http://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/

I suggest after you look up food for specific meals that you commonly prepare that you place them into a spreadsheet so you don't have to look them up again.  Happy dieting.  :thumbsup:

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I would be very careful about very low carb diets. I went on Atkin's about 10 years ago. Yes, I lost a lot of weight, but when trying to increase my carbs again, I had problems. Every time I ate something moderately high in carbs, I could feel a very very uncomfortable rush of suger going into my veins like I had an injection.

Eat fewer calories than you burn and you'll lose weight.

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8 minutes ago, soistalker said:

I would be very careful about very low carb diets. I went on Atkin's about 10 years ago. Yes, I lost a lot of weight, but when trying to increase my carbs again, I had problems. Every time I ate something moderately high in carbs, I could feel a very very uncomfortable rush of suger going into my veins like I had an injection.

Eat fewer calories than you burn and you'll lose weight.

Personally I find that I do eat fewer calories than I burn, but still have problems with my drinking calories. By the time I work out how many cals are in my big Leo I'm already on my 7th bottle, so I cancel the lot and start again with Singha. Am I doing this right?

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I am not sure if it works for you but If you stop eating anything made from wheat your weight will come down and remain stable. I stop eating wheat and anything made from wheat flour about 9 months ago feel so healthy now,  my energy level doesn't goes up and down like a yo yo.

At first it is difficult to cut out your favorite foods like for me , it's sourdough bread, french bread, cakes , pastries, pasta . Now I have quite a restricted choice of foods, I can eat anything made from rice flour, or potato flour or potatoes or sweet potatoes(just beautiful sweet potatoes). But after sometime I get used to it. No more longing to eat those wheat made stuffs.

Google Youtube: Dr William Davis  (wheat belly). Perhaps you have already watched it . He is so widely known. At first I didn't believe him but it works no doubt about it. Wheat today is genetically modified so it causes immense amount of problems for a lot of people who eat them.

Good luck... if you manage to lose weight by going wheat less you don't even have to count carb. So simple.

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Get off the beer and on to any white spirits mixed with diet soda or soda water - thats a big change.

Heaps of carbs in rice and oats - i would try and cut those out if possible. You get carbs from other foods as well - green veg for example.

Couple that with daily moderate exercise and you will see changes

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Why don't you just get on a Keto diet and eliminate ALL carbs. Our bodies was designed to function as hunter gatherers. Prehistoric man wasn't gathering grains. They were gathering meats, fats, fruits and veggies. Fill up on that. Eliminate everything else and you will lose weight and inches faster than you can say ketosis.

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When I go on low carb diets I do not count the weight of carbs that I consume, what I do is try to only eat food with a maximum content of 3% carbs which is much easier. Check the labels on food packets and it tells you the percentage of carbs and there are plenty of websites that have lists of food and veg that you can have on your mobile whilst you are out food shopping. Good luck

PS. By doing it by percentage you can eat larger amounts and still lose weight. Normally takes me about 2 weeks to see the effects.

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I recommend buying ketostix to check if your body is in fact actually in ketosis mode.

Otherwise your body is still playing the carb game and you will never experience what deep ketosis has to offer.

 

After a few weeks in ketosis the body adjusts and you will see some practical benefits like more energy especially on empty stomach, better skin complexion, lightness, clarity of mind. 

If you cheat and eat one muffin a day, you'll never be in ketosis.

At first it's tuff, but after awhile carb cravings go away.

I don't think ketostix are sold in thailand.need to buy on net.

 

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1 hour ago, mr_lob said:

Get off the beer and on to any white spirits mixed with diet soda or soda water - thats a big change.

Heaps of carbs in rice and oats - i would try and cut those out if possible. You get carbs from other foods as well - green veg for example.

Couple that with daily moderate exercise and you will see changes

Always one that says get onto the spirits! ?

I personally would recommend to eat shark fin soup? everyday followed by unbattered dolphin blowhole, completely carb free. 

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2 hours ago, hobobo said:

Personally I find that I do eat fewer calories than I burn, but still have problems with my drinking calories. By the time I work out how many cals are in my big Leo I'm already on my 7th bottle, so I cancel the lot and start again with Singha. Am I doing this right?

You're on the right track ,,,, Keep going

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 Most if not all packaged, canned and bottled product contain dietary information per serving and the total servings per container.  Any food product made from grain - cereal, pasta, noodles, pastries, beer, ect as well as potatoes or food or drinks containing added sugar can be high in carbs.  You can reduce your daily carb intake 50% by just eating or drinking 1/2 less of foods containing carbs.  Eating more fruit and vegetables with low carb content can help fill you up.  Google has all the information you need.

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4 hours ago, mr_lob said:

Get off the beer and on to any white spirits mixed with diet soda or soda water - thats a big change.

Heaps of carbs in rice and oats - i would try and cut those out if possible. You get carbs from other foods as well - green veg for example.

Couple that with daily moderate exercise and you will see changes

One fluid ounce of vodka soda lime is about 64 calories per glass whereas a 330ml light beer ranges from 105 calories and upwards.

 

I found by not eating breakfast till around 10am is a good way to burn the stored fat, and when I do eat breakfast it's big calorie breakfast, enough to last me till around 5pm where I will have a protein served dinner, lots for fluids during the day to keep the hunger levels down, with a fruit every couple of hours as well.

 

Now the only thing with the big gap in eating, i.e. 5pm till 10am (17 hours) the following day is that you have to work out a little on your muscles, add a good 30 minute programmed cardio workout and you will lose the kilo's pretty fast. 

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