Good Carbs, Bad Carbs, Low Carbs, No Carbs

The carbohydrate debate is one the most heated debates in the nutrition space, but more and more practitioners are lowering the daily amount of carbohydrates required as new research on hormone regulation and blood sugar pours in. 

Here are the most popular 3 daily intake ranges for carbohydrates (measured in total grams).

Ketogenic Diets

Maximum of 20 grams per day - these diets are aggressive and the most researched today, they are tough to stick to, but proving to be great for those with a lot of weight to lose or anyone with or trending toward type 2 diabetes.  when first adapting to a ketogenic diet, side effects are common but subside after a few days while your body transitions from carbs to fat as its main source of fuel.

Low Carb Diets

Daily range of 20 to 50 grams, These diets tend to have less side effects, but an adjustment period is common. Great for someone who wants a little push or to drop those few pesky pounds. 

Moderate Carb Diets

Daily range of 50 to 100 grams.  This is the most common type of lower carb diet and a great place for someone who is just learning to monitor daily carbs or someone who is simply looking to maintain their physique and current health status.  

Finding the “sweet spot” for your daily carb intake (and carb sources) can be the key to lasting daily energy, great sleep, and good moods. It is important to note that not all grams are the same. These two plates, each with 20 grams of carbohydrates.  Choose wisely!