How many carbs should I eat in a day?
The amount of carbohydrate, or carb that one should eat varies from person to person. Your carb needs are based on a number of factors, such as your age, gender, activity level, body weight and glucose levels. Also, it’s best to think about your carb goals on a meal-by-meal basis, rather than for the entire day. Aiming for a consistent, or set amount of carbohydrate at each of your meals and snacks each day can help you better manage your diabetes. It’s helpful to meet with a dietitian who can determine the right amount of carbohydrate for you, as well as help you develop an eating plan that’s based on your lifestyle and your food preferences. In the meantime, to get you started until you see a dietitian, aim for about 30 to 45 grams of carbohydrate for each of your meals, and if you eat snacks during the day, aim for about 15 grams of carb.