How Many Carbs Do You Eat??

Hi All

I have heard that the recommended daily intake of carbs for someone who is losing weight should be around 70g, but MFP sets this at 164g!? I ate bang on this yesterday!! :/ so I’m a little worried now!

I was just wondering if this was too much? Also, how many carbs do other people eat and losing weight? Should I lower my MFP carb target?

I am 5ft 2” and currently 182lbs, eating 1200 cals per day, aiming to lose 56lbs.

I am sorry if this seems silly to other people, but it’s important to me.

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  • Pebble321
    Pebble321 Posts: 6,554 Member
    This week - it has varied between 169 and 270 per day. But that really isn't a good indication because I'm not the same weight as you (I'm around 160 pounds) and not eating the same amount of cals per day (I eat 2100 cals/day).

    My opinion (and many people won't agree with me!) is that unless you have a medically diagnosed need to avoid carbs - keep eating them. Just watch your portions, choose mostly foods that give you good nutrition and don't make things any harder for yourself than they need to be.

    (I have never been concerned with carbs and have lost weight very succesfully last year.
    Now I am eating at a very small deficit and working on good habits that will let me maintain this weight loss for life.)
  • yarwell
    yarwell Posts: 10,477 Member
    There are no carbohydrates you need to eat to live, so they can be reduced as part of reducing your intake. I'm eating less than 30g/day. I see you're obese and have PCOS, low carb eating seems to work well for at least some with PCOS sufferers - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1334192/
  • thin1dayplease
    thin1dayplease Posts: 291 Member
    There are no carbohydrates you need to eat to live, so they can be reduced as part of reducing your intake. I'm eating less than 30g/day. I see you're obese and have PCOS, low carb eating seems to work well for at least some with PCOS sufferers - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1334192/

    Thanks for the link! Very interesting! :)