Q: How do you calculate your carbohydrate needs?

Hi Lauren,

How do you calculate your daily carbohydrate needs?  Different books say different things!

Thanks,

-GoRun

 

A:

Hi GoRun,

How can you not trust this face!  Dr Clyde WilsonEverything I know about nutrition I learned from Dr. Clyde Wilson.  I learned how to build meals so that they are balanced well, and now I don’t have to think about it.  Its second nature.  I don’t count grams of carbohydrates or weigh my food.  Essentially I eat between 2400 and 3000 calories a day and I follow the plate-as-a-pie principle:  Half the pie is vegetables/fruit, 1/4 of the pie is starch/carbohydrate, and 1/4 of the pie is protein.  Most of my snacks are carbohydrate-based with a little fat or protein to make it enter the blood stream a little more slowly (i.e. Peanut butter on sprouted grain toast).

-Lauren