My lovely weekend in New York has come to an end. I am back here in Massachusetts ready to take on what life throws at me. My mindset is definitely more refreshed and now it’s time to get back to reality.
As ya’ll may know already, I’ve been using SlimKicker to help me manage my carbs and sugars. I’m also working on increasing my fat and protein intake. It has been getting better.
When I first started, my carbs were well over 250g per day. Now I have them 180g or below. Not bad for a week and a half into tracking it, right? Carbs is a bit tricky when it comes to your daily allowance. SlimKicker tells me I should have 123g according to my weight, height, age and fitness level. Others like this Carb Calculator, tells me I should have 262g according to the same stats I entered in SlimKicker.I just decided to combine the two for an average and I got a total of 191g per day. I try to just keep in under 200g now, because I know that I can eat other things like a hard-boiled egg or string cheese to reduce carbs and increase my fat and protein intake.As far as the sugars go, that’s still a work in progress. I started at about 90g per day and I have managed to get it down to about 60-70g. Not as drastic of a change like the carbs but trust me, it’s not easy to just cut things out. According to LiveStrong, the daily recommended added sugar intake for women is 24g, men 36g. Note that is says added, as natural sugars found in fruits or veggies don’t count.What do you think about all this talk about carbs, sugars, proteins and fats? Do you naturally eat a well balanced meal or do you make sure that it has everything your body needs? Or do you feel that you need to do a better job of eating a well balanced meal? Thoughts or comments?
*Note: Click on each image for their source information