How Many Carbs Should You Eat a Day?
A Woman Who Wants to Lose Weight
The recommended carb range:
2-3.5 carb choices per meal
(30-55 g carbs per meal)
If you feel like you need a snack between meals, choose one that has less than 7-10 grams of carbohydrate per serving.
Carb Tip: Go for the carbs from fruits and veggies first. "For people who are wanting to lose weight, it's important to look at the balance between all of their nutrients. All carbs are not created equally, but carbs from whole foods such as fruit are much better choices than those from highly processed foods," says Donna Kernodle, R.D., M.P.H., CDE with the Diabetes Care Center at Wake Forest University's Baptist Medical Center.