I'm having an argument with my wife. I've just lost about 8kg and she thinks my diet is unhealthy because I don't get enough carbs. I'm not on a mission to ban carbs - I've just tried to limit myself to 8000kj a day and and therefore am choosing low kj foods. I am 30ys old, male, 172cm tall and now weigh somewhere between 80-83kg. Here's a typical daily diet for me. Can anybody tell me if they think I'm not getting enough carbs and even better POINT ME TO SOME RELIABLE SOURCE OF INFORMATION:
60grams AllBran with lite soy milk (every day)
1 medium banana (OK - sometimes large!)
1 tub nestle diet yogurt
4 pieces of fruit - typically peaches, nectarines, pear or similar (no more bananas for the day!)
1 medium serving of various meat (chicken, lamb, fish, beef)
A soup bowl full of steamed vegies (love zuchinni, peas, carrots, pumpkin etc etc)
fruit e.g., orange, rockmelon etc
DAILY SNACKS - a couple of arowroot bikkies with coffee (4 sugars in total for the day).
I know there's a lot of fruit in there, but I'd go mad if I didn't have it and it has been working for me! (although weight loss slowing down a little).
I was including 30 mins of fast walking on the treadmill 5 days a week at least. This has slowed down but now jog 3 times a week for 30 minutes (with breaks!)
i generally feel tonnes better unless I don't get enough sleep.
SO - Let's get back to the main question. Who is wrong: me or my wife???
My wife says I'm not getting enough carbs but I think I'm getting enough energy needs out of my reserves and all that fruit! Do I need the energy to come from carbs or is fruit good enough (and doesn't fruit have carbs anyway)?