Carb allowance?

Giza

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How many carbs is too many carbs in a replacement drink? I've heard you can have bouillon as an 'extra' snack. My cubes have 3g of carbs per cup (40 cals). Is this ok for a VLCD or too many carbs? And if anyone knows (!) how many carbs should one aim NOT to exceed on a VLCD? (I'll stop with the questions soon... beginner's ignorance!)
 
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BordersGirl

Feeling great in 2012!
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It varies from person to person but I think it's something like 50 - 60g of carbs per day to keep ketosis. I would say that your cubes are quite high in calories and carbs compared to something like Marigold bouillon that has 14 calories and 1.6g of carbs per serving. Carbs aside I wouldn't want to add 40 calories to my daily total just for a cup of bouillon. The Marigold variety is widely available in supermarkets and less than £2 a pot. The reduced salt variety is better I believe.
 

Chuffy_29

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If you like marmite you could make a marmite hot drink just 1g carbs per 4g serving. I find a savoury drink sometimes helps if i am craving sweet things :)
 

GetSetGo

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Chuffy_29 said:
If you like marmite you could make a marmite hot drink just 1g carbs per 4g serving. I find a savoury drink sometimes helps if i am craving sweet things :)

Never thought of using Marmite!!
 

Giza

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S: 17st8lb C: 10st7.4lb G: 9st12lb BMI: 23.1 Loss: 7st0.6lb(40.08%)
Thank you! I'm on a marmite/marigold drive today! Thanks esp to BG for the info on daily carbs! Really helpful! These are the disadvantages of going it alone. But I feel so much more informed thanks to all of you!
 

spangles

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i'd have though marmite was quite high in salt, which makes you retain water, though.
 

Chuffy_29

Bring it on!
S: 103.19kg C: 100.47kg G: 92.53kg BMI: 37.8 Loss: 2.7kg(2.64%)
0.4g per serving (sames as half tin of mulligatawny soup) but once a day shouldn't do any harm....wouldn't be drinking it like tea though :eek:
 

MiniMoosh

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S: 15st0.8lb C: 14st9.6lb G: 9st2lb BMI: 37.6 Loss: 0st5.2lb(2.49%)
Thanks Chuffy for the marmite tip! I love the stuff, never tried to drink it but I'll certainly try. I looked for bullion today in Tesco, couldn't find it. Anyone know where in the supermarket I should look?
 

spangles

Bouncy Castle
S: 19st4lb C: 12st5.5lb G: 11st6lb BMI: 30.7 Loss: 6st12.5lb(35.74%)
with the stock cubes. which might be with the oils and vinegars but is sometimes with the scary canned meat.
 

MiniMoosh

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S: 15st0.8lb C: 14st9.6lb G: 9st2lb BMI: 37.6 Loss: 0st5.2lb(2.49%)
Thanks! I have to go soon to try and take back the Slim Fast and Ultra Slim stuff I bought!
 




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