When it comes to ideal carbs intake, I've discussed it in my post here: How Many Carbs per Day on Low-Carb Ketogenic Diet?
It has been estimated that about 200 grams of glucose can be generated daily just from protein (Dr Briffa, Escape the Diet Trap, 2012). A frequent question amongst low-carb dieters is: Should fiber be included when counting carbs? Let's look at the evidence: Although some soluble fiber may be absorbed, humans don't have the enzymes that could digest most fiber and derive any calories from it. When fiber is not taken into account, the derived carbohydrate values are known as net carbs. My personal "carbs tolerance" is quite high but I avoid using certain foods such as tropical fruit and even some low-carb sweeteners like Xylitol.
Some brands of low-carb foods use misleading labels such as, "carbs-free", "low-carb" or "zero-carb".
In summary, make sure you always opt for real unprocessed food and avoid prepared meals full of additives and deceptive labelling.
If you are physically active, you can try TKD (Targeted Ketogenic Diet) and have small snacks before your workouts. If you want to maintain your weight, you won't need any post-workout carbs unless you did a really intense exercise for an extended period of time. If you want to gain weight (muscles) or you are a bodybuilder, you can either follow a standard keto diet or add post-workout carbs.
Please note that due to the high volume it can take us several days before we can approve and reply to your comment. Hi, So I just wanted to clarify a few things. Should I still aim for between 25-50g carbs even if I were having say 30g fibre but then still having say 50g of actual carbs is that okay or too much? As for carbs pre and post workout what is a recommended amount to keep in ketosis.
I have been living keto for the past month or so, and have come to love my quest bars as the occasional treat. HI I am still struggling to work out carbs on food labelling and how much I should be eating. The best measure to represent "good" and "bad" carbohydrates is their Glycemic Load (GL), which measures how much insulin will be released by your body for a given food measured in standard portions. Using net carbs reduces the impact of high-fiber foods (vegetables, nuts, etc.) and you can include them in your diet. Apart from causing terrible digestive issues, Xylitol is NOT zero-carb and affects blood sugar.
Andreas Eenfeldt (also known as Diet Doctor), there are more than just Atkins Fairy Tale Cookies to avoid: Julian's Bakery Bread and Dreamfields Low-carb Pasta can be added to the list. If you are doing lower intensity activity such as walking or light cycling, you won’t probably need any pre-workout meal. Any carbs consumed raise your insulin level which normally leads to increased energy levels or storing fat.
My ultimate goal is fat burning whilst maintaining as much muscle as possible, would carbs pre or post workout be more effective for me to achieve my goal? I don't count some - erythritol has no effect on blood sugar and is very low in calories but other sugar alcohols may affect blood sugar and contain more calories.
I recently started a keto diet and ive been consuming around 70 grams of fat 110 grams of protein and 20-30 grams of net carbs a day. It is actually better for those who are trying to lose weight as it keeps hunger at bay (not sure what your goal is).

I am female and now 12 stone, 5 foot 10, I ant to loose a stone what should I be counting to get into ketosis? When you restrict the intake of carbohydrates, your body will switch to using ketone bodies instead of using glucose. This is different to Glycemic Index (GI), which doesn't take the serving size into account.
In general, you can either aim for 20-25 grams of net carbs or ~ 50 grams of total carbs as recommended by Dr. This turns out to be an argument against those that criticize low-carb diets for the lack of fiber. These countries use the indirect method of calculating carbs which means that carbs are calculated "by difference" after they measure protein, fat, water and ash per 100 grams.
If you feel tired and sleepy after a meal, you likely had too many carbs and are experiencing an insulin spike. While carbs (or even coconut oil) before exercise can improve your performance, carbs after exercise have a different effect. Here is a short video in which Jennifer Elliott, an Australian dietitian, explains such effects of insulin.
I think many people are unaware of the effects some hidden sugar replacements can have so I like that you've pointed out some that do not effect blood sugars vs ones that do.
Is this a good macro ratio and should I cut back on protein I heatd it converts into glucose. Not only that, ketones are a better fuel for our body and brain than glucose, even for highly active individuals.
It's important to stress that fiber doesn't negate carbs - it's simply not counted; so mixing flax meal into a bowl of pasta won't work! The trouble is that with elevated blood sugar, you will soon become hungry and eat more than usual. For more about sweeteners, check out my post Complete Guide to Sweeteners on a low-carb Ketogenic Diet. It's not a secret that Atkins products and many other use effective and deceptive marketing tricks. However, post-workout carbs may have an anabolic effect and stimulate muscle growth (depending on the workout and intensity). Can you explain how much so I can make the relative adjustments to my daily limit as I am trying to stay under the 30 net carbs.
By the way I am an active indicidual and do a weightlifting and cardio session once a day but im having trouble what my post workout meal should look like in terms of macros. Their products often contain sorbitol, maltitol and other types of sugar alcohols that are associated with insulin spikes and raised blood sugar levels. I need to lose weight (who doesn't), so I would like to not have more then 30 net carbs, but what is left to eat?
I do sometimes have post-workout carbs (usually a sweet potato or root vegetables) after an intense workout to help muscle recovery but not always. In case of low-calorie intake, I included a note that you can find above the calculations (avoid very low-calorie options). Although a small amount of glucose is still needed, our body can produce glucose on demand via gluconeogenesis. Most of your carbs should come from non-starchy vegetables (leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, zucchini, etc.) and nuts.

Some people can't eat more than 10 grams of net carbs per meal, while others don't experience any significant insulin spikes at a much higher level such as 50 grams of net carbs.
These carb-ups may put you temporarily out of ketosis and also ketone levels naturally fluctuate during the day - that's fine. My post workout meal is about 50 rams of protein 10 carbs and about 5 grams of fat is this good? So we should know low carb vegetarian recipes and keep them in our regular food items.The vegetarian can follow the low-carb diet.
They use the direct method of calculating carbs, and therefore "carbs" on food labels refer to net carbs.
Contrary to any of the popular myths about the low-carb eating, the low-carb diet plan not at all reliant on meat. Keep in mind it doesn't matter where a certain product is sold but where it's imported from.
Oy! Now instead of counting calories I'm trying to figure out net carbs, AND try not to eat too many total calories. You can have it in the lunchtime if you prefer light lunch or you can pair this with other food for completing your dinner.
It is good for the people who have diabetes.Fajita-style QuesadillasThis is the perfect food for a party. You can pair this food with fresh salad.Cinnamon Baked PumpkinThis is a dessert, which will satisfy you after a meal. This can be a sweet treat.Crispy Tofu With VegetablesFresh vegetables help in making the diabetes friendly recipe.
This recipe has sweet peppers, green onions and snow peas in it with different colorful fresh vegetables.
You will get 19 grams carb from each serving of it.Eggplant-zucchini ParmesanYou need to toss six ingredients in the slow cooker.
You will get 9 grams crab from each serving of this food.Grilled Vegetable PitasThis food will be perfect for dinner if you pair this with vegetables.
You will get 27 grams carb from each serving of this food.Red Bean LasagnaThis food has high fiber and low carbs.
You will get 29 grams carb from each serving.Cheesy Eggplant BurgersThis recipe is perfect for the barbecue.
It will give 19 grams carb from each serving.Avocado And Hummus Salad SandwichesThis is easier to make.
You will get 26 grams carb from each serving.Ratatouille StewThis food contains low calories. You will be satisfied if you have this food as a main dish.Layered Asian SaladYou can have this food weekly in the lunch. This food is colorful besides having low fat and calories in it.Spinach Alfredo LasagnaThis food is too good for you if you want to have low carb vegetarian recipes.

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