Carb Questions :)

By lmroy405 Latest Reply 2010-10-18 10:52:55 -0500
Started 2010-10-17 23:07:13 -0500

Hi, Everyone! I've been surfing the web and found the following information, but wanted to just double check with you all as well. I just have four quick questions and I was hoping you all could help or tell me where to go on the website to find the info.:

1. Does anyone know of or have a list of fruits high in sugar & carbs versus fruit low in sugar & carbs?

2. Does anyone know of our have a list of veggies that are high in sugar & carbs versus fruit that are low in sugar and carbs?

3. Last, I've been reading some of the discussions and people are talking about sugar + carbs -fiber= 10 or less (good). What exactly does that mean? Would this formula work for my six year old son as well?

4. What numbers should focus on in regards to carbs, sugars, cholesterol, sodium, etc.? I would really like to keep a bookmark in my purse with the limits on them, you know? For example,

Tags: food labels

2 replies

GabbyPA 2010-10-18 10:52:55 -0500 Report

Welcome to the site. I think you will find a lot of assistance here.

First question: here is a list of fruit that one of our members did for us.

Second question: No one has done a veggie list, but most are good and you can have most of them. Corn, peas, beets and winter squashes have the higher carb counts and should be eaten sparingly.

Third question: Fiber calculation for net carbs is done this way. You take the total carbs per serving (minus) 1/2 the fiber count per serving only if it is over 3grams and that (equals) the Net carbs. As for using this for your six year old, I would consult with a nutritionist. Children require food to grow, unlike adults. So their needs are different.

Fourth question: the best way to get those numbers is to have a meeting with a nutritionist. That way they are specific to you, not general. Until you can do that here are some guides. Test often to see how these numbers are working for you, and then you can adjust to keep your levels in a good range.

carbs: 30-45 per meal, 15-30 per snack (sugars are carbs, they all count)
cholesterol: 300g or less per day (your body makes this, so you don't need to eat it)
Sodium: for diabetics it is recommended to keep it around 1500 mg a day
Protein: this can vary depending on your kidney health. About 100-130f per day
Fiber: a goal is 20-25 g a day.

Here are the notes I took from my diabetes education class. I hope it helps too.

NormaAnn 2010-10-18 00:00:57 -0500 Report

Hi Imroy405, I am new to this site also. I am very over weight and have lost alot using the Atkins diet, which is close to what you are asking. If you go to their website, there are lots of info you can read about what you are asking. I do know that berries are better for you than any other fruit, they are the lowest in sugar and carbs. Also things like carrots and corn are higher in carbs and sugar that other veggies. You can find any book that shows all the info you need in a book store. I keep a lilttle red book in my purse that counts exactly what I need when Im out eating or grocery shopping. I have over the years done everything from Jenny Craig to Weight Watchers and the Atkins Diet is the best for me. Good luck!