How Many Carbs Should You Eat Per Day?

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A lot of my patients will ask me, “How many carbohydrates should you eat per day?” and I’m hear to answer your question. First, it depends on your health goals and your body type. However, if you’re an active person consuming 1600-2000 calories a day, you want carbohydrates to be about 40% of your overall intake of calories, 30% protein, and 30% fat. These numbers can fluctuate depending on if you’re trying to burn fat, build muscle, or just stay fueled. In general, the amount of carbs you should consume per day should be between 500-800 calories, which is 120-200g of carbohydrates.

A lot of people today are saying carbs are bad for you. However, carbohydrates are important for energy and cellular function. The reason they can be harmful is if you overload on carbohydrates, which is what a lot of people do today. I would encourage you to start a food diary for 3-7 days and write down what your eating on a daily basis. Then monitor your daily overall intake of fat, protein, and carbohydrates and see how your body does. Then, try adjusting these proportions based on what you’re trying to achieve. Try getting more grass-fed animal products, more fruits, more vegetables, more sprouted nuts and seeds, more coconut products, more raw fermented dairy products and overall real foods. By following these food groups, you will burn fat fast and heal your gut. If you would like to learn more about what foods to eat in a proper diet, check out my Healing Foods Diet here:

  • what about bread ? how much should I eat ?

  • I eat around 370-500 grams of carbs per day (unrefined mostly) and it is from 80-60 percent of my overall calories.

  • its crazy but eat whatever you want just watch your calories be in a deficit and youll get shredded in 3 months

  • 1600-2000 LLOLOLOLOL

    Eat as many carbs as you can…carb the fuck up!

  • What isThe Matrix?

  • not real mister doctor .not cuz you eat a good carbs you will not get fatty we need exact amount for each type of peapl.. plus …

  • you seem like a really nice guy and i wish you great success 🙂

  • Fantastic information. I follow a "nutrient timing" kind of plan. I have enough energy to lift weights, and stay energized…while staying lean. The combo of strength training AND stellar nutrient dense eating is how to get to YOUR best body.

  • In 70 kg = 70g protein, how much cards should I do?

  • how much complex carbohydrates should i have bor muscle building at the same time for weight loss

  • He looks like Danny D

  • This is completely ridiculous. Humans thrive on high complex carb diets.

    A diet based on starch: potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, rice, etc.

    Your brain runs on carbs.

  • Carbs is good for high intensity workouts. If you want performance, carb load wisely on your workout days. Carbs is good for building muscles too. The reason the low carb diet is good because most people don't get enough exercise.

  • for optimal testosterone 100-120 net carbs .5-.8 grams of protein per pound of body weight 80 grams of fiber and then rest being fat

  • carbs are fine, good quality complex carbs with a bit of fruit that is…

  • I say that if your exercising you should eat carbs especially if your doing intense resistance training.

  • When I ate that many carbs a day I was fat and felt horrible.

  • My max carbs a day is about 145 grams. I try not to go over

  • ZERO!!! your body will make enough.

  • how much sugar do you usually consume?

  • Are potatoes simple carbs?

  • Diet of long-lived people from Okinawa – 85% carbs.

  • Low protein, 0.7xlbs. Carbs double that, from potatoes and fruit. Tonnes of fat. Mostly saturated, then mono, and very little poly. Best way to go.

  • 40% CARBS ??? lmao You dumbass

    60%-70% is what's needed

  • Does the 120-200 grams of carbs include carbs from fruits and vegetables?