A person who typically eats a 2000-calorie diet per day can consume 1000 of those calories in carbohydrates per day; the 1000 calories from carbohydrates equals 250 grams of carbohydrates. Approximately half of a person's required daily calories must come from carbohydrates.Continue Reading
To ascertain exactly how many grams of carbohydrates an average person requires daily, divide the number of total calories he needs by two; then divide that result by four, since one gram of carbohydrate contains four calories. A person on a 3000-calorie diet per day, requires approximately 1500 calories from carbohydrates, which equals 375 grams of carbohydrates on a daily basis.
In order to monitor the intake of carbohydrates, it is a good habit to check the "Nutrition Facts" labels on packaged food items, which mention the amount of carbohydrates present in each serving.Learn more about Nutritional Amounts & Limits