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Too many carbs already and its only day one!!!

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  1. lhs78

    lhs78 Full Member

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    Just after a bit of clarification on how I've worked out my carbs for today!!
    BF -
    2 Medium Eggs 1c
    2 rashes of bacon 1c

    Snack
    2 x Cheese String 1c

    Lunch-
    Salad (1/2 a bag of Leaves, 2 " chunk of Cucumber) 4c (?)
    1/2 a small avocado - 6c (?)
    Small smoked mackerel - 2
    2 tbspn Hellmans Full Fat mayo - 2c (?)

    Snack
    6 slices of salami 1c

    making a total of 19 without dinner!!!
    Am I right with these amounts?
    I need to free some up for dinner!!!
     
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    Hi hon

    I woudnt count eggs and surely your salad cant have been that big??? Did you check carbs on the packet?
     
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    It was only a small salad really. I allowed 1c for the mixed leaves and then 3 for the cucumber - should that be lower?
     
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    athenagold Carbs are Evil

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    50g of cucumber is usually 1g net carbs x
     
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    there you go :D
    just have a big fat steak or two for dinner :D
     
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    bacon dont bother with never have and i am fine
     
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    Zimara Yummy mummy to be!

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    i dont count meat or eggs :D
     
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    ditzeeblonde Call me Linzi...

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    Me neither... or alcohol when I'm being really naughty!! :eek:
     
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    genius ;)
     
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    Looks like your carb counts are too high love, I wouldn't have counted any for breakfast, lunch looks to high as well, where are you getting your carb contents from?
     
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    Hi Jim,

    I'm getting them from a website. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place, can you recommend a site?
    How would you have worked out the carbs?
     
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    What website are you using? I just thought on another thread yr counts seem high. x
     
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    Its carb counter . org I think it may be down to me not getting measurements right, don't really understand the cup thing! I prefer grams etc!!
    Is there a better site to get info from?
     
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    Also I am reading labels where possible - eg salami and mackeral
    Also I read somewhere that everything contains some carbs - eggs, bacon etc thats why I have just given them 1 carb each. Should I not add this to the carb total?
     
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    Not unless you are eating huge amounts I wouldn't. Did you see the carb counter I posted?
     
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    Thanks for the site, I've just noticed the per 100g column!! Will use that but do I use the carbs amount or ECC?
     
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    I don't count meat (just watch for high carb sausages & burgers or things in a marinade/sauce), fish or eggs. Only veggies, cheese, cream, etc etc.

    I use the same counter as Jim.. xx
     
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    You use the ECC count as it's the count after the fibre is removed love.
     
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