Friday, July 15, 2011

Carb Checkup

Carb Requirements

According to Nutrition and Athletic Performance, 4 to 5 grams of carbohydrate per kilogram of body weight is sufficient to maintain optimal carbohydrate stores.

MY TOTAL DAILY CARBOHYDRATE REQUIREMENTS: 264-330

Carb Analysis

I get my nutrient data from the nutrition facts on the package or from the USDA National Nutrient Database.

Hawaiian Smoothie
1/2 cup pineapple17
1/2 cup mandarin orange19
1/2 cup greek yogurt4.5
1 cup almond milk8
2 Tbsp coconut5.5
54

Avocado Bean Wrap
1 can red beans19
1 avocado12
1 tomato2.5
2 green onions1
1 chipotle2
36.5
÷ six servings6
1 tortilla32
salad greens-
per wrap38
but I eat two77

Pasta Salad
6 Tbsp vinegar-
1/2 cup olive oil-
12 oz pasta41
2 zucchini1
1 lb peas12
1 can red beans19
73
÷ six servings12

Banana Almond Smoothie
1 banana27
2 Tbsp almond butter7
1 cup almond milk8
1 Tbsp flaxseed oil-
42

MY TOTAL DAILY CARBOHYDRATES184

Hm. I can haz carbs? Did I do this right?

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