View Full Version : HELP!! sticky question on carbs
01-02-2009, 01:10 PM
Hi everyone, I have my parents staying with me for a few days and my dad was watching this TV program last night about a weight lose consultant. He was telling this very underweight lady that she need more carbs, if you don't get a certain amount of carbs it can cause heart problems. So my dad thought it necessary to have a go at me. See he said you need carbs in your diet you shouldn't eat the way you are eating. I changed the subject because I couldn't think of a quick come back. I'd like to discuss the carb thing with him but I'm not sure if I get carbohydrates eating raw and even if I do need them anyway. Any advice someone can give me on this.
01-02-2009, 01:19 PM
You get a lot of carbs. That's why those Adkinsers avoid much fruit.
01-02-2009, 02:13 PM
I think that I have seen the show you are talking about. It is skinny v super fat or somthing like that, a British tv show ?
It is about underweightet women (mostly ;-) and sever overweightet people.
The skinny woman was actualy eating a pretty healthy diet; fruit smoothies, salats and some chicken or fish (not vegan I know, but better than most sad). But she did had an issue with carbs. (bread, pasta ect.)and was affraid to eat them. She also had a extencive exercise rutine.
The doctore there showed her photos of parts of her body; hipbone sticking out, skinny arms, skinny knees a.s.o. He told her that when you are underweightet you dont have any fat to burn, but are actualy eating up your mucles, that include your heart muscle :( And I have to say that you could not see on her body that she was exercising that much ( underdeveloped mucles).
The scary part, for me atleast, is that I look like thouse women. I was underweightet before raw and has lost weight on raw. Not good. I have actualy startet to eat a little coocked rice noodles or gf. bread everyday to get more carbs. and I have gained a little over 1 kg. in a month, witch I dident on 100% raw. Eating fruit to get carbs enough is difficould unless you can eat the amounts that Douglas Graham does. I tried that. And not being able to eat grains because of gluten, there is not much to choose from.
I know that many on the raw food diet is doing it to loss weight and dont have thouse problems. I have seen around the internet that there are several (serverly in some cases) underweightet people doing raw food. I dont know you situation so im just talking in general terms. But I have really been doing my reserch on weight gain and the rawfood diet, but in my appinion that is one place that what we know about the raw food diet at this point is hugely lacking.
Carbs. is the fuel that we are running on and is essencial (from what I konw anyway). You get carbs. from fruit and grains.
01-02-2009, 02:22 PM
LOL your Dad sounds like mine. I am 37 years old and to my dad I am still his little girl that he worries about.
here is a good chart that shows what carb count everything has you can share with dad :
01-02-2009, 03:35 PM
Thank you all for writing back, that website is great I'm printing it now and going to hand out to my dad.
The program he watched was the British program where skinny versus fat, I'm not skinny and certainly can do with losing weight but have lost 20lb now with another 10 to go. But it's important to me that I find the answers to backup the questions that are fired at me. When I first started this way of eating it was because it just felt right, it made so much sence to me. But now I'm been asked these questions I want to be able to answer with more than just because it feels right for me. Even though that's a good answer as far as I'm concerned I would like people to understand why.
Right now I have to monitor all that I eat for the next 3 weeks. I was pretty surprised as yesterday's food consisted of 56% carb grams! I had fruit in my green smoothie, a banana with lunch and blueberries later on. I had no problem with carbs - ha!
I use SparkPeople to enter my food. It's just something I have to do for now. *Ü*
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