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increasing carbs


Gold Member
C: 11st3lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 25.3
Hello, as many of you know im on owl but to be honest im finding it hard to up my carbs (well i could by eating a croissant or some chips but i want to do this properly).
Last week on 30 was ok but sometimes i even struggled with the amount of veg to eat - too much.
Im not a lover of fruit so adding those isnt really a treat for me.
Any suggestions what i could add to up my carbs???? (and yes ive already thought of wine)
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Full Member
S: 11st10.5lb C: 10st13lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 26.3 Loss: 0st11.5lb(6.99%)
What about Ryvita they are only 6g each, you could put some cream cheese on them.


Full Member
Do you not like any fruit? Not even strawberries or something nice like that?
Other ideas.....dark chocolate, nuts, some variation in your veggies maybe add in some with a bit more carbs (carrot, swede, broccoli etc) that way you don't need more actual quantities just different types. Full fat greek yoghurt?
And yes, wine of course! Good for the heart!! :party0036:


Yummy mummy to be!
S: 12st3lb C: 11st1lb G: 9st7lb Loss: 1st2lb(9.36%)
Sossies hat are slightly higher in carbs, i find the 0.2 a tad too meaty!

Lidl's salted pistashios are a great snack and i eat more higher carb vegs like onion, leek, peas.


This is for life
S: 17st8.9lb C: 12st12.8lb G: 12st6.2lb BMI: 27.5 Loss: 4st10.1lb(26.77%)
I dream of tomatoes - i could eat a lot - in salads, sauces, pretty well with everything! :D


Clean green leafy machine
S: 364lb C: 348lb G: 140lb BMI: 61.6 Loss: 16lb(4.4%)
Oooh yes tomatoes - what about bolognese, with cheese sauce? mmm


Mines a V&T Please
S: 14st8lb C: 13st0lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 26.1 Loss: 1st8lb(10.78%)
Hi V

lITTLE RICE WITH A CURRY, butternut squash not pots


Silver Member
S: 14st10lb C: 13st0lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 33.3 Loss: 1st10lb(11.65%)
How about nuts? I think they're one of the early things Dr. A suggests adding in - cashews are high in carbs, just 25g of them is nearly 5g carbs.


Never give up
S: 18st12lb C: 17st11lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 35.7 Loss: 1st1lb(5.68%)
Nuts, seeds, peanut butter on your mim, more carby veg like onions, carrots, parsnips, peas, tomatoes etc? I add fruit I have to say when I'm on maintenance Vicky. Could also add things like tuc biscuits or water biscuits a couple at a time with pate or cheese? A handful of crisps or half a potato or rice with dinner would get you going too. :D


Silver Member
S: 14st3lb C: 10st9lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 19.7 Loss: 3st8lb(25.13%)
Half a pint of lager now and then! :)


Never give up
S: 18st12lb C: 17st11lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 35.7 Loss: 1st1lb(5.68%)
OMG I miss guinness! ;) Sorry, just had to get that out of my system. ;)


Silver Member
S: 14st3lb C: 10st9lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 19.7 Loss: 3st8lb(25.13%)
Mmmmy guinness! Just finished 3 glasses of red wine. Not quite lager but a good stop gap!

Worryingly, I just red up about red wine. Apparently a glass of cab sauv has 6g carbs! :O

I thought red wine was low carb! :O

Hence why I've just drank 2 glasses of water...


Full Member
S: 11st11.5lb C: 10st13lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 25.5 Loss: 0st12.5lb(7.55%)
eat chocolate.. soz im choco mad at the mo


Big Boy
S: 25st0lb C: 13st1lb G: 13st1lb BMI: 24.1 Loss: 11st13lb(47.71%)
Vicky, I'd go with higher carb veggies, carrot and stuff and some nuts love