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According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, carbohydrates should make up 45 to 65 percent of a person's total daily calorie intake. For someone eating 2000 calories per day, that translates to between 225 and 325 grams of carbohydrates daily.


A no-carbohydrate diet meal plan excludes the consumption of all foods containing carbohydrates and should not be a long-term diet plan, notes MDhealth.com. Foods that can be part of a no-carb diet meal plan include meat, fish, some dairy products, eggs, condiments and certain leafy greens and fruit


Diabetics should limit daily carbohydrate intake to 45 to 65 percent of total caloric intake, with a minimum of 130 grams each day, according to Healthline. Soluble fiber is not included in the carb count. Women are advised to eat 25 grams of fiber per day, while men should eat 38 grams.


In the first two weeks of the Atkins diet, a person is allowed to have 20 grams of carbs a day. After two weeks, the amount can be increased by 5 grams, according to About.com.


A good starting point for many diabetics is 45 to 60 grams of carbohydrates per meal or 135 to 180 grams per day, according to the American Diabetes Association. However, the correct number depends on several factors, including medications and activity level.


The United States Department of Health and Human Services recommends that carbohydrates provide 45 to 65 percent of total calories, plus 14 grams of fiber per 1,000 calories. For someone consuming 2,000 calories a day, that would be at least 900 calories, or 225 grams of sugars or starches.


A low-carb diet is an eating plan that promotes proteins and fats while limiting carbohydrates. Some versions of the diet allow certain carbohydrates, but others suggest eliminating most forms of carbohydrates for quicker weight loss.


Low-carb diets are effective for weight loss. In the short term, low-carb diets are more effective than low-fat diets. After 12 to 24 months, people on low-carb diets tend to lose weight at about the same rate as people on low-fat diets.


According to Health.com, side effects of a low-carb diet may include sadness, stress and can lead to belly bloat and constipation. A diet which prohibits carbs may offer adverse results in the long-term, holding onto fat-cells instead of getting rid of them.


A low-carb diet is one that limits the number of carbohydrates – bread, grains and starch – that a dieter ingests. Although some carbohydrates, such as bread and potatoes, are obvious, there are hidden carbs in sugars, fruits and some vegetables. People on low-carb diets need to avoid these carbs as