How Many Carbohydrates Are Considered a Low Intake?


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Those on a low-carbohydrate diet regimen traditionally may consume up to 150 grams of net carbohydrates each day, according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans as stated by SFGate. This may differ slightly, given each person's weight-loss progress.

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How Many Carbohydrates Are Considered a Low Intake?
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The average person's daily carbohydrate intake should be about 225 to 325 grams for a 2000-calorie diet, the guidelines suggest, so 150 grams is considered low. The guidelines state that on certain plans a dieter may have to significantly decrease the net carbohydrate intake to as few as 20 grams per day at the start of any nutrition regimen. From there, dieters can steadily increase their carbohydrate intake in approximately 5-gram increments every couple of weeks until they reach their maximum intake.

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