Q: How do you calculate your carbohydrate needs?

Hi Lauren,

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





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).