How many grams of carbs a day?
I've been doing low carb for a few weeks now - keeping under 50g carbs a day which all came from veggies/nuts/etc, no processed food - but I was wondering what you guys consider low carb?
I've been trying to find an answer online, but the numbers vary. I know Atkins is less than 20g at first, some diets less than 30, some 50, some let you eat up to 100g, some even go as high as 150-200g.
I don't just want to be low carb, though. I want to be in ketosis because I feel better and I lose weight. What kind of carb allowance do you give yourself? Is there an average amount that keeps you in ketosis?
The reason I ask is that now the weather is getting colder, I want to start eating oatbran for breakfast, but it comes in at about 20g carbs for 30g/2tbsp raw and that's before you add in sweetener to taste, nuts, fruit, etc. It's also the season for butternut squash as well which I love - especially roasted. But again, the carb content is quite high unless you only eat a piddly little amount. I find low carb harder in the colder months because I don't want to eat salads or anything like that. I want hot wintery food - like porridge and roasted veggies. But the carb content of the things I'd like to eat are so high!
I have been considering using ground flax/linseed instead of oatbran because I've read up that it makes a good, filling hot cereal. Has anyone else tried it? Does it taste awful?
Am I likely to knock myself out of ketosis if I give myself 75g carbs a day? Or should I just suck it up and keep to under 50g?