I am slowly but surely getting my girlfriend to adopt some better eating habits and an excercise routine.
My first goal was to get her to cut out all the ritz crackers, bagel chips, etc, basically all the high carb foods that she loves.
Getting her to quit eating all the crackers and stuff was suprisingly easy. Now our next goal is to try and get her carb intake down somewhat. I was reading one of the hot rox faq articles and it said that for steady weight loss a good goals is one gram of carbs per pound of body weight per day. She isn’t using hot rox, but the article suggested that the guide lines were good for anyone to follow.
My question about carb counting is this, should we be counting every single carb in every little thing she is eating, including vegetables and fruits? Or should we just be counting the carbs you get from bread, pasta, etc.
For example today her goal was 120g of carbs, and she actually ended up eating 150. Its really suprising when you add it all up the end of the day. She was eating alot of carrots, brocoli, and other veggies, which all contain carbs and add up at the end of the day.
Anyways, if anyone can help me answer my question about counting carbs that would be great.